A California police officer played Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” in an attempt to prevent a Black Lives Matter activist from uploading a video to YouTube — in the belief that the platform’s copyright-detection system would block it.— Variety (@Variety) July 2, 2021
It didn’t work.https://t.co/Gk2cFtkvFt pic.twitter.com/rgzhQ93Ofp
A cop demanded that banners that read #Justice4StevenTaylor be moved. When the protestors asked why, the pig started playing a T*ylor song. A video filmed by members of the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP), who's mission is to "eradicate police terror in communities of color" were terrorized by T*ylor's hit Blank Space. The APTP were among the many protesting outside the courthouse at the pre-trial hearing of a San Leandro officer charged with the manslaughter of a black man. In the video, the officer says, "You can record all you want, I just know it can't be posted to YouTube." Clips are removed, because of copyright issues surrounding the music. It is common knowledge T*ylor S*ift will sue anyone who uses her music without her permission, even her own fans. Later in the video, the cop confirms, "I'm playing music so that you can't post on YouTube." The Alameda County sheriff's office released a statement saying, “Instead of censoring it, it made it go viral.” The pig playing T*ylor is still on duty but the incident is being investigated. While there isn't a set policy banning the officer's actions, the sheriff's office did not “condone” his behavior. “This is not a good look for law enforcement,” he said. There is a “serious lesson learned here."