L.A.P.D. ‘Profiles’ Movie Straight Outta Compton


Raw Story via CNN

According to Raw Story, Last week, the Los Angeles Police Department announced that it was working with theater owners to increase policing at certain theaters screening the film Straight Outta Compton, which is about controversial rap band N.W.A. Universal Studios said that it would help reimburse theaters for the cost of extra security.

Civil rights activist and author Kevin Powell recently complained about the move for “profiling” black films, states the publication Raw Story. He also complained about the filmmakers omitting sexism by the rap group N.W.A.

Powell pointed out to CNN on Saturday that this was not the first time police had singled out movies about rappers.

“You know what, there were shootings at the ‘Batman’ screenings, we know about what happened in Colorado,” he noted. “There were shootings at the ‘Trainwreck’ screening. We cannot racially profile movies.”

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