Ralo says it was all nonsense
Ralo was arrested in Georgia on his birthday. The rapper, who just dropped his new mixtape Diary Of The Streets 3, was apparently pulled over for an expired registration. However, Ralo said that there was another reason that the cops were looking at him that closely in the first place.
“Young, Black, Smart, Rich, an Muslim,” Ralo wrote on Instagram. “#1 most hated type of guy in this country. On my birthday I was pulled over due to cancellation of registration.”
For those confused as to why his registration would be expired on his birthday as opposed to the day after, Ralo gave a thorough explanation. He also said that he was brought up for a suspended license and no proof of insurance, charges which he clearly believes are bogus.
He said that he was bonded out before he even made it to the jail. He also said that as soon as he showed up in court, the issues with his license and insurance were found to be non-existent.
“GA law states that on day of your birthday you have to renew your registration,” he said. “2) In their computer system my license was suspended. 3) I didn’t have proof of insurance. My bond was paid b4 i walked in the jail. Kristie made sure of that. I went to court this morning, for some strange reason my license is active, an why da f**k would i pay ah half ah million dollars for a car an not have insurance on it??? #DiaryOfTheStreets3.”
A New Tactic
Ralo is merely the latest rapper to take his experience with police to social media. Chance the Rapper livestreamed the last time he was pulled over by police just so that his fans and others would be witnesses if anything went poorly.
“Just want y’all to be here in case it gets out of hand,” Chance told his followers. “Should be good though. Should be straight.”
Chance was on his way from church (because of course he was), and he found a bit of forgiveness in himself when talking about the officer who pulled him and his family over. “I have great faith in humanity and the men and women that put on the badge, but, you know, you can’t be too careful,” he said.
Everything went fine and Chance reiterated his faith in the police but added that you couldn’t be too careful. “Again, lot of faith in the men and women, big faith in the men and women who put on the uniform. But policing as a system is disproportionately racist and oppressive. I’m with my baby, I ain’t got no burner in the car, no joints in the car. Nothing going on, just came back from church,” he said.
See the Video
Recording the police has become a common tactic, particularly after incidents like the shooting of Philando Castile and other high-profile cases of police using excessive force in traffic stops. The theory is that letting the police know they’re being recorded will cause them to consider their actions before they escalate or otherwise act violently toward people they have pulled over. Ralo didn’t record his own stop, but others were there to do it for him.
Check out the video of Ralo being arrested up top. What do you think? Was he targeted because of who he is? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.