In 1989 rapgruppen N. W. A. started with the controversial hit "Fuck tha Police" in front of an excited Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, despite the fact that it was agreed with the police in advance that it should not be played.
the Police should, according to The Guardian have stormed the stage, and the group was followed to the hotel rooms, where one of the polititjenestemennene should have said that "we just wanted to show the kids that you can't say "Fuck the police" in Detroit".
But is the freedom of speech in Norway come so far that one can shout "fuck the police" in Kristiansand in 2018?
although it is beginning to be a while ago Kristiansand, norway was the Norwegian avholdshovedstad, the city has revealed certain innkjøringsvansker. In the weekend went wrong when a rapper Marcus "the Camel" Mosele was standing on stage in bedehusbyen. The concert was ended by police around midnight, only 20 minutes after it had started.
On Twitter described the police the situation: "there were several scuffles, violence against guards, public nuisance, use and possession of drugs, high numbers of intoxicated persons, forulemping of the police as well as attempts at violence against the police."
Among the pågrepne after the chaos was the artist himself.
Chaos should have broken loose when the two politibetjentene, who was present, interrupted the concert to "have a chat" with the artist. The camel had shouted "fuck the police" while he surfed amongst the audience as part of a groundbreaking tv. Politibetjentene should have perceived tilropene as directed against them, and believed evidently that to cancel the concert, it was appropriate to calm gemyttene.
This is not the first time the Camel has been arrested during a concert. The camel was first known when his music took off while he hid for bergenspolitiet. Several months on the run took in 2015 the end of the nightspot of the Metro, where he entertained several hundred bds russeungdommer.
the Arrest was then inevitable. It was probably not this time.
Police have now charged him for forulemping of the police and for sedition, – to have encouraged others to exercise violence against the police. In other words, his only crime having been to perform his show, in a way that the police, admittedly, felt that created a threatening atmosphere, and that when it was canceled, triggering a blissful chaos.
How to police the country on that to cancel the concert, the action which, after all, seems to have triggered the chaos, seems to me incomprehensible. It is created to tirre up, in good Norwegian tradition, drunk konsertpublikum. That verse that triggered it all is a greetings so common in this types of concerts that it is equivalent to shouting "Heia Norge", does not make the matter better.
Unfortunate also about the artist's previous conflicts with the law's long arm has played a role in how the police assessed the situation. In the Uk, it is a central part of the Norwegian correctional services that the punishment is over when leaving the prison. That one is previously convicted should not hang by you, nor in your artistic work.
It can of course be several things behind Saturday's events in Kristiansand. But as of now, the police's handling of the Camel as an unnecessary and unexplained break with the English tradition of both freedom of expression and correctional services.Said "fuck the police" during the concert and was arrested:
- abuse of power