A DJ was fined for playing N.W.A’s “F*ck the Police,” as cops attempted to clear a bar in Westfield, MS. The incident occurred last October, but 25-year-old DJ Boogy was prosecuted for disorderly conduct last week.
The DJ, whose real name is Kashawn Harris, was spinning at Shenanigans Pub during a homecoming party. Westfield Police Officer claims the crowd had swelled well above the 160-capacity to more than 350 people. Harris threw on the N.W.A. record as the police attempted to thin out the crowd, claims Officer Juanita Medias.
She says Harris stopped playing the song once she made eye contact with him, but wrote him a summons anyway.“I believed at that time the combination of alcohol, the excessive amount of people in the bar and the song that the DJ chose to play at that time was an intentional act by the DJ to incite the crowd which showed a reckless disregard for public safety,” Medias wrote in her police report.
Medias also says she observed broken beer bottles and glasses as well as “liquid causing a dangerous slipper condition on the floor.”
Harris maintains that the song was cued up beforehand, and that the crowd was already cleared. “I had no intention of inciting a riot,” he said. “It was just college kids having fun.”
Harris, an alumni of Westfield State University, said the allegations are “frustrating” for him. “That’s not my kind of background, that’s not where I come from.”
He was fined $50 and found guilty of disorderly conduct.
Harris is at least enjoying the extra publicity. His Facebook page is littered with clips of the story from various media outlet, and a Google search of his name.