Harvard Grad Allegedly Pulled Over For Playing 'F--k The Police'

Student Allegedly Pulled Over For Playing 'F--k The Police'

A Harvard University graduate and current law school student said that, on Thanksgiving morning, he was pulled over for blasting N.W.A.'s anti-cop anthem "F--k the Police."

Cesar Baldelomar, 26, said he was driving in Hialeah, Florida when the N.W.A. song came on his radio, according to the Miami New Times.

"Really?" Officer Harold Garzon allegedly said to Baldelomar through his car window. "You're really playing that song? Pull over."

Baldelomar originally told Garzon that it's illegal to play loud music within 25 feet of a person, but Baldelomar told the officer that can't be true because the Florida Supreme Court made it illegal to pass any law that bans loud music.

Baldelomar was likely referring to a 2012 decision that maintained loud music played from cars was protected speech.

In the final opinion of the Court, Justice Jorge Labarga wrote, "The right to play music, including amplified music, in public foray is protected under the First Amendment."

Another loud music ban was floated in 2013, but died in the state Senate, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Eventually, Baldelomar was given tickets for an out-of-state driver's license and no proof of insurance, offenses the law school student denies committing. He was not cited for loud music.

The Hialeah Police Department did not immediately return a call for comment from The Huffington Post.

News of Baldelomar's confrontation with Garzon comes days after massive protests in various parts of the country against police brutality.

The marches were sparked by the recent acquittals of officers involved in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases.


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