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Kanye West

BLASTED BY OHIO POLICE CHIEF

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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106.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Bravo Chief Oliver.

230 days ago
107.

Nobody Special    

Kangay made that song about himself, Runaway.

All he does is make a Toast to himself the entire song.

Talk about Attitude Projection...

230 days ago
108.

Nuohlac    

I would have thought the cop would have taken the higher road and ignore the comments until I saw the looks of Bubba. What a dick!

230 days ago
109.

sPaNkdEnALgAs    

I still don't get it; how does somebody this DUMB stay in business?!?!
Sheer dumb luck I guess.........

230 days ago
110.

Brandall    

KANYE WEST IS SO IGNORANT!!! How dare he compare himself to law enforcement and the military. There IS NO comparison. No one likes him, he is no "God", he is no "Idol", he is merely here for our amusement. He had no right to say the things he said, ESPECIALLY since he has no idea what these people go through on a day to day basis. THANK YOU CHIEF OLIVER, you're awesome and you are very well respected in my book.

230 days ago
111.

CT    

Someone should put lead in kaynes head.

230 days ago
112.

Lena    

If Kanye ever needs a police officer in a real emergency, I bet none will be in a hurry to help him. He's an idiot!

230 days ago
113.

Mista steal yo hoe    

I think what tom cruise and kanye are attempting to explain, is that being that magnitude of a celebrity, certain fans become obsessed, and resort to attempts at stalking, breaking into celebrity homes, obssesive following. And in fact most celebrities are at risk of something bad happening. Look at john lennon for instance...one of the most known names in american history, shot in the face at his own home. Someone was waiting for him. I think their just trying to say their at risk from psycho fans who might make a desperate attempt at getting close with them, but in no way shape or form can that be compared to the line of duty of police officers and our military. Salute to them all as I am a 4 year veteran of the seabees.

230 days ago
114.

Grimm    

"and if they hate then let'em hate and watch the money pile up".
It's a gimmick.. you're giving him all the attention he is asking for by saying this. fuel on the fire people.

230 days ago
115.

dark    

He'll just roll his eyes and give this black exasperated look like.

"Maaaan, dat just be some old white cracker dat be saying his he shouldn't be saying unless he wants to back dat **** up!"

Sad thing, is, he CAN back it up. Every single day

230 days ago
116.

dark    

He'll just roll his eyes and give this black exasperated look like.

"Maaaan, dat just be some old white cracker dat be saying his he shouldn't be saying unless he wants to back dat **** up!"

Sad thing, is, he CAN back it up. Every single day

230 days ago
117.

anya2u    

Well said , Sir !

230 days ago
118.

twocentz    

i wish people would stop going to his shows.

230 days ago
119.

texangirl64    

So glad to see someone speak out to this MAGGOT!! I would love to see the Military say something, if they can! Boots on the ground have it the worst, how dare this s*** compare himself to these men and women of service!

230 days ago
120.

FLUX    

Please, you have to forgive Kanye..........he is an idiot.

230 days ago
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