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Kanye West


How Dare You Compare Yourself to Cops!

12/12/2013 10:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1212-chief-david-oliver-ap-2-articleA police chief in Ohio is GOING OFF on Kanye West -- tearing the guy apart for comparing himself to cops and soldiers ... saying Kanye has NO CLUE about the real dangers they face. 

The cop with the beef is Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver ... who says he was listening when Kanye told a media outlet that he puts his life on the line at his rap concerts ... just like cops and soldiers.

Chief Oliver was so angry, he posted an open letter to West on the department's Facebook page ... saying, "You sir, are as misguided as they come."

The majority of the letter is dripping in sarcasm, mocking Kanye for the ridiculous comparison:

"Since you are accustomed to danger, from your life as an international rapper, I am strongly encouraging you immediately abandon you career as a super star and join the military."

"After joining, I would like you to volunteer to be deployed in Afghanistan or one of the numerous other forward locations where our men an women are currently serving. When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow."

"I’m sure they would just drop weapons and surrender. You could quite possibly end all wars, just from the enemy being star-struck."

The letter ends, "What I do not get is you EVER comparing what you do for a living to our heroic military members, who are always in harm’s way… and my brother and sister police officers who have to go to work carrying weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest to protect themselves."

"Check yourself, before you wreck yourself….Chief Oliver."



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Hank Hannah    

The police are never a reasonable comparison to soldiers. A cop does not give up any Constitutional rights with his job, while all soldiers do. Also, a soldier in a combat zone is at a much higher risk of death than the normal cop. There are easy statistics that show the danger in each MOS and including combat aside from a dangerous MOS such as explosives (my MOS). We should all respect those of our society who are willing to fight for all of us. They are low paid, high risk people who also freely give up several constitutional rights just to make America safe, including cops. As a Vietnam veteran I know what it is like to suffer under disrespect for fighting for America and now I am proud to lead the charge for America to respect those who currently serve and those who have served. May God bless all of our soldiers (generic).

317 days ago

Jyoti Roy    

The comment from the police chief is absolutely crazy. He has no business telling anyone what he can and should not say. If Kanye feels the way he does, let him feel so, but the police office can rant all he wants, Kanye is still going to feel the same way. That is Kanye's right and that foolish officer's right too, but stupid too.

317 days ago


My husband is also a Police Chief in Ohio and feels exactly like Chief Oliver!! These men don't just sit behind a desk all day they are out on the streets and cleaning up crap like Kayne who spreads nothing but hate for anyone who is in authority!! These men have paid their dues on the streets fighting & preventing crime not making crimes. Kayne is a very sick man and needs help!!!!!!

317 days ago


Konnie West is just another loudmouth rap-punk!

317 days ago


He's as talentless and clueless as Kimie.

317 days ago


Kanye West is SUCH a skank -- I woundn't bang him with a borrowed snatch.

317 days ago


This black bastard thinks he is something. He thinks he has a good trophy wife and he is just getting sloppy forths, fifths, or whatever. They should banish him and his ugly wife out of our beautiful country. He is just the cleanup man for Chris H.

317 days ago


west has a problem he thinks he is a god when he is an *******

317 days ago


The cop should do to him what a white cop would do to any other black man. What just because he's rich ?

317 days ago


Maybe Kan-ye is looking to get some VA benefits ?

317 days ago

Edward Serio    

Once again here is a low life rapper thinking he is God almighty but when it gets right down to it he is nothing but a loud mouth piece of schitt who thinks he is the best thing to walk the earth.

317 days ago



317 days ago


I think the chief has had make it 500......too many donuts. I'm sure he couldn't run a few feet to save himself, let alone someone else. Shut up!

317 days ago


I grow more disappointed in Kanye the more he opens his mouth! I tried to understand his way of thinking but there is no explanation he's just an Ass, a true donkey.... point blank, Period! He needs to think before he speak! He will never be Jay Z and his girl would never Bey! Too disrespectful. ....

317 days ago


This message is for baby North. Please for the love of god make a run for it!!!! Pack up your toys and slip out during the night. There will be a bag of diapers and cash waiting at the end of your driveway. It's you only hope!

317 days ago
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