A black hip-hop artist from Grand Prairie has released a new song and video on the killing of Saint Lucian, Botham Jean, in Dallas, Texas, in September, the Dallas Observer reports.
According to the publication, when Alex Crawford heard about Jean, he locked himself in his room, turned off his phone and Wi-Fi and began creating his latest single, “Out of Order.”
The Dallas Observer reports that Crawford’s anger toward “the system” is shown in the music video for “Out of Order.”
In the video, there are clips of police violence throughout history and at the end, it shows a white wall with the names of victims of police violence written in blood, the publication said.
“You see children get shot and killed by police. You see grown men in their apartment get shot and killed by the police. The change that I think needs to happen needs to start from within, within the system,” he was quoted as saying.
Crawford expressed the view that officers need more training and should be vetted more thoroughly.
Additionally, he says the community should be a part of the police force, and the police should be part of the community.
“You don’t have a heart for these people, and if you don’t have a heart for these people, you shouldn’t be policing the people,” Crawford says.