Police Intelligence Unit
There are new details on a controversial music video that was produced in our area and posted to YouTube. Authorities put extra police on duty Friday night at Pittsburgh Police Zone 5 station in Highland Park.
A rap video, made locally and posted on YouTube, is getting a lot of attention. Some people say it goes too far because the lyrics talk about killing police officers. The video, which was taken down late Thursday, references Richard Poplawski, the man convicted of in the shooting deaths of three Pittsburgh police officers in Stanton Heights in 2009. Now, police are taking precautions.
Rap videos are sometimes offensive and sometimes outrageous, but one controversial video is now getting local attention and many say it goes too far.