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I know nothing about Chief Keef,” Hammond mayor Thomas McDermott told the Times. “All I’d heard was he has a lot of songs about gangs and shooting people — a history that’s anti-cop, pro-gang and pro-drug use. He’s been basically outlawed in Chicago, and we’re not going to let you circumvent Mayor Emanuel by going next door. —

No one ever gave me a reason why they didn’t want the hologram to appear,” said Craze Fest promoter Malcolm Jones. They didn’t have a real reason. They believed that it would start trouble, but the first thing Chief Keef said via hologram was: Chicago, we need to stop the violence. Let our kids live.’”

Why is an authority making decisions based on what he’d heard” about someone, especially when he knows nothing” about the person? Isn’t that essentially stereotyping, if not racism?

From Police shut down show by Chief Keef’s hologram by Sam Byford on The Verge.

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