TAMPA POLICE Turn Down Request to Work Beyonce’s Concert – After Racist, Cop-Hating Display at Super Bowl
Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime performance was a cop-hating political statement in support of the Black Panthers – a Marxist group whose leader Huey Newton was was arrested for shooting Police Officer John Frey.
Beyonce’s racist performance included only black dancers – white girls were not allowed to participate.
— The Dream Defenders (@Dreamdefenders) February 8, 2016
Actions have consequences.
Police in Tampa have turned down requests to work Beyonce’s upcoming concert.
So far no one has signed up to work the show.
FOX 13 reported:
Beyonce has taken a lot of heat for her new song “Formation,” which critics claim has an anti-cop message. Some Tampa Police officers might agree, if the request to work her upcoming Tampa concert is any indication. No one has agreed to do it.
Typically, officers who are off-duty agree to work concerts and sporting events at the venue for extra income, but none have signed up to work security for Beyonce’s upcoming concert on April 29 at Raymond James Stadium.
The concert is expected to be a sold-out show, so not staffing the event with uniformed officers would be a security risk. 120
Tampa Police Department spokesperson Steve Hegarty was unable to tell FOX 13 News if the lack of names on the list revealed officers’ feelings about Beyonce or the recent controversy surrounding her music and the Super Bowl halftime show where she and a group of dancers wore outfits themed after the Black Panthers.
“We’re going to staff it because we have a responsibility to do that regardless of how controversial it might be, who the artist might be, or the politician might be,” Hegarty explained. “This is a couple of months away, so we’ve still got plenty of time to fill those slots.”
Tampa Police did not clarify if officers could be forced to work the concert or if officers already on duty that night could be reassigned to cover the concert.