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By Chaseme, July 13, 2006 at 12:03 am Link to this comment
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Text of “Who Protects Us From You?”

KRS-ONE and Boogie Down Productions

FIRE! Come down fast!

You were put here to protect us, but who protects us from you?

Every time you say, “that’s illegal,’ does it mean that it’s true?

[Chorus:] Un hun.

Your authority’s never questioned, no one questions you

If I hit you, I’ll be killed, if you hit me, I can sue

[Chorus:] Order, Order!

Looking through my history book, I’ve watched you as you grew

Killing blacks, and calling it the law, and worshipping Jesus, too

[Chorus: ] Bo Bo Bo!

There was a time when a black man couldn’t be down with your crew

[Chorus:] I Can I have a job please?

Now you want all the help you can get. Scared? Well ain’t that true

[Chorus:] Goddamn right.

You were put here to protect us, but who protects us from vou?

It seems that when vou walk the ghetto You walk with your own point of view

[Cborus:] Look at that gold chain.

You judge a man by the car he drives or if his hat matches his shoe

[Chorus:] You’re looking kind of fresh.

But back in the days of Sherlock Holmes, a man was judged by a clue

Now he’s judged by if he’s Spanish, Black, Italian or Jew

So do not kick my door down and tie me up

While my wife cooks the stew.

[Chorus:} I You’re under arrest!

Cause you were put here to protect us,

But who protects us from you? ”

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By Robert the Hager II, June 20, 2006 at 8:56 am Link to this comment
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... if they can get away with arresting and incarcerating a person for something as little as smoking or growing the herb Cannabis; there’s nothing stopping them.  Next they’ll edit the Bible (again)- making 11 Comandments; to suit their agenda.


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