Colorado Police Link Rise in Violence to Rap Music
In 2006, Colorado Springs saw a rise in violence, including the number of homicides and confronting police officers. After a number of shootings occurring after youth got out of the night clubs, the police officially linked hip hop music to the rise in violence. Can such a correlation be made? There are a lot of factor that go into violence and shootings that the police do not consider. However, mush of hip hop music today praises promotes crime and demeans women. The club in Colorado Springs even had an event called "Pimp, Thug and Ho Party" which glorifies three notoriously criminal fields. With all of the recent talk about the connections between music and crime, can we really see a clear connection? Is there more to be said or another facet to consider when connecting the two?