State Dem rep has history of spouting violent, anti-police rap messages (videos)

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State representative Bruce Franks Jr. (D-Mo.) was recently arrested, along with a group of over 100 protesters, in an anti-police demonstration that saw activists blocking a freeway during the third week of protests in St. Louis earlier this week.

Franks, a freshman lawmaker, made a name for himself as a rapper. His music is full of violent undertones and derogatory language toward women.

On Tuesday, a group of protesters in St. Louis, rallying against a former police officer’s acquittal on murder charges, chose to block motorists and march on I-64. Despite police warnings, including a Twitter announcement, that arrests would be made if they did not disperse, the demonstrators stood their ground.

Police arrested more than 120 of the protesters, including Franks, who seemed surprised about the arrest. On Twitter (see below), he wrote: “We getting locked up!” He wrote the same message on Facebook but reportedly added, “Take one!” possibly in reference to taking a knee in protest of police brutality.

Franks used to rap under the name “Ooops,” having belonged to a rap group called St. Louis Cypher. With Cypher, Franks appeared in a number of videos wherein he rapped disrespectfully about women; shooting, stabbing and killing people; and about hiding evidence and planning violent revenge.

Below are some examples of his lyrics, according to the Daily Caller. (Warning: the examples of lyrics below may be offensive).

“I off them if they snitch, I put a shotty to their body, send them straight to the reverend! I put them in a body cast, put them in a body bag, tie them to the bag of the Chrysler then it’s body drag! A nigga speak my name, he will get slain!”

“These niggas better stop playin, I get to AK-in.”  (The reference is to an AK-47.)

“Don’t get added to my hit list, try to spit with a slit throat get left neckless.”

“They won’t recognize you until they find you and count your parts.”

“With the women I’m phenomenal, running like Obama do, P90X until she feeling it in the abdominal.”

“I have been shot, stabbed, robbed, but don’t worry about me. I returned those favors. Came back three weeks later just to return the razor.”

“It’s prom night, I’m drunk, I didn’t come to play with this bitch.”

In screenshots captured by the Daily Caller, Franks says, “F— your orders,” and, “F— the po-po,” in reference to police officers. He also claimed to have no respect for any police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in another screenshot.

Franks, who defeated the Democratic incumbent in the Party primary in September 2016, and won the general election in November, has been a leader in the ongoing anti-police protests in St. Louis.

The lawmaker has said that the purpose of the protests is to inflict damage upon the local economy.

“The objective of protests is to disrupt and to affect the economy,” he is quoted as saying, while claiming the protests had created $11 million in economic damage, to include a canceled U2 concert. “That sounds effective to me,” he said.

Franks is currently a ranking member on the state legislature’s Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety and chair of the Subcommittee on Police/Community Relations.

OOOPS VS ORED GO CHECK IT OUT NOW!!!! ON YOUTUBE!!!!! #LASTVIDEOPOST!!!!!!

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Franks got in trouble with the police in December 2014, and posted the following on his Instagram page:

4 Officers for lil ole me smh

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