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Various: Against Police InjusticeAgainst Police Injustice (2003)
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Against Police Injustice is the first of a series of benefit compilations created to aid those who may have been wronged by the United States legal system. This particular edition speaks in the name of Ahmad Nelson who was accused and locked up for the murder of a police officer, although there was.


Against Police Injustice is the first of a series of benefit compilations created to aid those who may have been wronged by the United States legal system. This particular edition speaks in the name of Ahmad Nelson who was accused and locked up for the murder of a police officer, although there was no proof that Nelson was even in the immediate vicinity, let alone actually committed the crime.

There's a lot of big names that make up twenty five tracks here, ranging from Against Me!, Choking Victim, F-Minus, Anti-Flag, Bouncing Souls, Morning Glory, and Leftover Crack. Ok, by a lot of big names I meant the Crack Rock Steady bunch and a few others. While there are some standout bands, the downfall is that nearly every song has been previously released. Not saying "Baby I'm An Anarchist" (Against Me!) or "Lamar Vannoy" (Bouncing Souls) are bad songs, they're just on a ton of compilations already, not to mention you should have those records anyway.

Perhaps focusing on a few of the lesser known bands that stick out would be in favor.

Six Gun Radio â?? Get On Your Way - Rapid guitars and punch-in-the-face drums with a singer who bares comparison to Joe D. of Jugg's Revenge.

Nausea â?? Electrodes - Roger Miret's wife's band supplies a crusty punk style with some metal tendencies and dual male/female vocals spilling out some anchro political lyrics.

Osama st'z Laden & the Crack Rock Steady â?? Super Tuesday - This song using the same title is on Fuck World Trade the new album from Leftover Crack

Stockyard Stoics â?? Adolescent Chemistry - A solid, no-frills punk rock tune with raspy vocals fronting upbeat and dirty guitar play.

World / Inferno Friendship Society â?? Secret Service Freedom Fighting USA - This group is really starting to make some noise with their dancey-pop-rock-ska tightly wound musicianship spanning across 13 members. If you're a fan of this song I highly recommend one of their records as it compliments well.

For a minimal donation of only $10, twenty-five songs and supporting a good cause isn't a bad deal. Aside from the plethora of released songs there are still plenty of bands you may not have heard of and are sure to like a few of them if you're into the genre. Due to the majority of the raw tracks sticking close to one style they flow together rather well and only a few tracks seem out of mix. For example, "Hoof 2 Da Mouth" an electronic-guided song featuring Stza from Leftover Crack is an interesting one to swallow. Upon reading the liner notes you will learn that Ahmad was acquitted of the crime. Don't feel like you were cheated for your buck though, as the proceeds will now help the Nelson family regain the funds that were lost in fighting for his freedom.

 


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Anonymous (August 30, 2004)

I personally like it when FUCKING CRIMINALS get what they deserve. Most of the time we're not talking about some kid that spraypainted a wall here. Most criminals that get the shit kicked out of them by cops would jack anything you little rich kids had in a second. This is fucking teen angst bullshit. DON'T SUPPORT THIS!

I'm not some fucking conservative republican either... I'm all for alot of liberalism here, but this is just flat out dumb.

Anonymous (August 30, 2004)

"Wow, what a terrible fucking idea for a compilation. Please keep spitting in the faces of those who risk their lives to protect you, please."

Eh, you're partially correct. Authority should ALWAYS be challenged, anyone or any establishment in a position of power has the capacity to abuse it, and this is where things go to hell. This compilation and other highly liberal compilations like it are mearly the opposite of what you're talking about here. You mean to honor an authority that has done it's job with the power the people have given to it. The compilation seeks to criticize the authority when it has abused it's power and raped the one's who allow it to exists. A good balance is the only reasonable way to go. Fight the establishment, fight it's corruption. Fight it to see if it holds up. However at the same time, honor the one's who make it work, because, not every cop is a pig, and not every politician is corrupt. But the ones that are, and the cops that are pigs, fuck em, fuck em hard.

Anonymous (August 28, 2004)

Protect yourself...ive never once needed a pig for anything...and ive never hurt anybody in my life...yet i deal with pigs in negative situations daily. Whether they harass me for free food where i work or they pull me over for going 10 miles over the limit.....it's all bullshit, the only good cop is a dead cop.

Anonymous (August 27, 2004)

IT WASN'T ME, IT WAS THE ONE ARMED MAN!!

Josh

Anonymous (August 26, 2004)

So you're FOR police injustice? Maybe you should've bothered to read the entire title, dickshit cock suck!

-BSD

Anonymous (August 26, 2004)

Wow, what a terrible fucking idea for a compilation. Please keep spitting in the faces of those who risk their lives to protect you, please.

Anonymous (August 25, 2004)

Just get the Punk Terrorist Anthology... Twice as many songs, including all of "Extinction".

-BSD

Anonymous (August 25, 2004)

Nausea=Second best crust band ever.

notfeelingcreative (August 24, 2004)

Good comp, but the wrong man being accused of a crime isn't really police injustice is it? To me it just sounds like a really shitty case of mistaken identity!

kirbypuckett (August 24, 2004)

Fuzzy, it's "Beyond A.D."

BSD, I'm thinking of picking up the Nausea record, because I really like the tune on here.

- Kirby

Fuzzy (August 24, 2004)

What Morning Glory song is on here?

Anonymous (August 24, 2004)

Nausea rocks.....everybody refers to it as Roger Miret's wife's band......but too bad for Roger, Nausea would annihilate Agnostic Front anyday.

Anonymous (August 24, 2004)

Not to mention that you should have "Electrodes" already because Nausea set the blue print for underground hardcore/punk in the 90's.

-BSD

irish_joo (August 24, 2004)

I want to make a comp thats for police brutality

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