Florida Cop Pulls Man Over For Playing Anti-Police Song By N.W.A.

| by Michael Allen

Cesar Baldelomar, a Harvard graduate, claims that he was pulled over by a police officer in Hialeah, Florida, on Thanksgiving morning.

Baldelomar was playing the classic 1988 rap tune "F--- Tha Police" by N.W.A.

However, Hialeah Police Officer Harold Garzon was standing nearby when he heard the anti-police lyrics from Baldelomar's car.

Baldelomar told the Miami New Times that Officer Garzon spoke to him through his open car window, "You're really playing that song? Pull over."

The Miami New Times reports that records show Officer Garzon is a 17-year veteran with 16 internal affairs investigations.

Baldelomar, who is studying law at Florida International University, knew it was not illegal to play the song.

"In 2012, the state supreme court struck down any law banning loud music," Baldelomar recalled telling Officer Garzon. "I knew that because it was a case I had actually studied in law school."

Officer Garzon demanded proof of insurance from Baldelomar who showed him the insurance card on his phone, which the cop refused even though Florida changed its law to allow digital proof in Dec. 2013, according to The Tampa Tribune.

Officer Garzon wrote Baldelomar tickets for no insurance, an out-of-state license plate and failure to wear a seat belt, noted Talking Points Memo.

However, Baldelomar claims that he was wearing his seat belt and is legally a Massachusetts resident.

Baldelomar refused to sign the tickets, but is planning to fight the citations in court and file a complaint against Officer Garzon.

Sources: Talking Points Memo, Miami New Times, The Tampa Tribune
Image Credit: Michael Rivera