Rage Against The Machine's version of the police brutality track has also been heard in Dunedin, New Zealand
Classic N.W.A track ‘Fuck The Police’ has been broadcasting illegally on police radios over the past few days.
Police officers in Dunedin, New Zealand have been beamed the 1988 ‘Straight Outta Compton’ track repeatedly over their frequency, according to Otago Daily Times. It’s also been reported that some radios have picked up the Rage Against The Machine version of the police brutality protest song.
Inspector Kelvin Lloyd said officers recently noticed non-police transmissions being transmit over a number of days, claiming the disturbance was “putting people in danger”.
“There’s no question that if it carries on and if they do what they’re doing it will delay a response,” he added.
Lloyd claimed that no radios had gone missing, meaning someone has managed to broadcast the track by other means.
If caught, those behind the prank could face “a penalty of criminal nuisance and up to one year imprisonment.”
The track includes the lyrics: “They have the authority to kill a minority / Fuck that shit, cause I ain’t the one / For a punk motherfucker with a badge and a gun”.
Back in 2016, it was reported that a Massachusetts DJ was fined for ‘showing a reckless disregard for public safety’ as he played the track while law enforcement officers raided a bar in October 2015.