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One Bronx teen got a lesson in respect at his own front door when 20 New York Police Department officers shut down his anti-police stunt during a funeral for one of their fellow officers.
As thousands of police officers gathered to pay their respects to fallen NYPD officer Miosotis Familia, 16-year-old Julien Rodriguez decided to blast NWA's “F*ck The Police” out of his East 188th Street apartment window for them to hear.
Rodriguez said it was “satisfying” because his older brother and best friend were killed by police officers. He told the New York Post, “Since they did not show respect for my brother and my friend, why should I show respect to them?”
But the mourning cops were infuriated and weren't going to let the teen get away with the show of disrespect.
About 20 police officers knocked on Rodriguez's door, asking him to turn down the music. One of them even pleaded with the teen in Spanish, telling him about his own experience growing up as a Latino in the city.
Rodriguez eventually apologized when his building superintendent threatened to evict his family if he didn't comply with the officers. He said, “I apologized because it was between the house and apologizing.”
The building owner told the New York Post he was ready to give them the boot over the stunt, saying "I’ve got a deep respect for all the police — I didn’t know they would do something like that.”
“This is the sh*t we face every day,” one police officer, who was furious over the situation, said.
The New York Post also noted that the teen gave the names of his brother and friend he claimed were killed by police officers. However, they could not find any records of their death.