Created By: RevolutionStone on February 14, 2013 Last Edited By: RevolutionStone on March 12, 2013

Anti Police Song

A Protest Song specifically about the police or police behavior.

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Subtrope of Protest Song, dealing specifically with hatred for/annoyance with the police.

Often deals with themes of Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop, the Corrupt Cop, Police Brutality, Police Are Useless, The Bad Guys Are Cops, percieved or actual bigoted/racist behavior by law enforcement officers, and similar. Punk Rock and Gangsta Rap are absolutely rich in these, but other genres can have them as well.

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  • February 15, 2013
  • February 15, 2013
    • "Sound of da Police" by KRS-One.
  • February 15, 2013
    • In Quebec, Bonjour La Police (Hello the Police) was a song by comedic group Rock & Belle Oreilles. Named after a skit of the same name, it continues its theme of depicting police officers as doughnut-obsessed, incredibly stupid violent individuals (The song features the riot squad going on a rampage when they thing someone drove over their squad dog (It was another dog in fact) and one who openly beats his wife). The song is obviously meant as a joke and achieved memetic status in Quebec during the 80s and 90s, so much that saying "Bonjour La Police" to a police officer was likely to cause a rather hostile reaction.
  • February 15, 2013
    • Five Iron Frenzy's "Get Your Riot Gear" is very critical of Denver PD's reaction to the 1998 Superbowl riot. The liner notes have an explanation from Reese Roper that it's criticizing a specific incident, and isn't meant to be a blanket "cop-bashing" song. Then Reese cheekily adds, "It's a true story. If you don't like it, make all complaints to the Denver Police Department; they'd love to hear from you."
  • February 16, 2013
    some other name ideas:
    • Protesting The Police Song
    • Cops Suck Song
    • Police Are Bad Song
  • February 16, 2013
    "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)" by The Rolling Stones:
    The police in New York City
    Chased a boy right through the park
    In a case of mistaken identity
    They put a bullet through his heart
  • February 16, 2013
    • The track "Prologue, August 29, 1968" by Chicago had audio footage of the chant "the whole world is watching", which was chanted by protesters at the 1968 Democratic Convention who were clashing with Chicago police.
    • The song "Chicago" by Graham Nash also refers to the protesters' clash with Chicago police at the 1968 convention.
  • March 12, 2013
    Are we going to launch this? It needs some more work before a launch or does it?