Message to rappers, the police are watching you! Some Bay Area emcees found that out the hard way.
Per Sf Gate
With their guns drawn, a team of San Francisco police, including several plainclothes officers, shut down a hip-hop video shoot and handcuffed nearly 20 people last weekend in the Bayview.
Police arrested two men, one on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun and another on suspicion of selling drugs, said Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman.
Video of the episode was posted online and has been making the rounds on social media, prompting some to wonder if police acted excessively.
Brian Strom, a city resident and videographer, was with the group all day Sunday shooting a video for the new track “Demo,” featuring Bay Area hip-hop artist Yung Lott.
Police arrested Taj Williams on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and 24-year-old Michael Higginbotham was arrested on suspicion of selling drugs.
Watch the raid below