Breaking the law!
July 05, 2021

Policeman plays Taylor Swift song to try to block video, doesn't succeed

A police officer from Oakland, California played a Taylor Swift song on his phone in a bid to prevent activists who were filming him uploading the video to YouTube, since the video platform regularly removes videos that break music copyright rules, Variety reports. The video was filmed by members of the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP), which says it is a coalition that seeks to "eradicate police terror in communities of colour". The officer's efforts were in vain as the clip of the encounter in Alameda County promptly went viral and remained on YouTube.