NYPD Cop Who Made Anti-Police Rap Video Sues Over Workplace Hostility

An NYPD officer who made an anti-police rap video has sued the city claiming her coworkers retaliated against her.

New York, NY – A black, female officer of the New York Police Department (NYPD) who released an anti-police rap video has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming she was discriminated against and left without backup by angry coworkers.

NYPD Officer Atisha “Nukstarr” Samuel was a rookie on probation when she recorded a racially-charged, anti-law enforcement themed rap video in 2016 that included controversial lyrics and images related to high-profile cases of alleged police brutality, the New York Post reported.

Officer Samuel joined NYPD just one month before she released the racially-charged video.

In the video, the officer wore a black ski mask as she rapped “It’s the war against the white man on the beat — with his handguns, quick to pull out on a n---a if he dare run.”

“They say we gotta make America great again, we were never great, we were slaves and caged in,” she rapped.

“They see us like a gorilla in a jungle… So we gotta get it… A black ski mask and a black fitted… Got my crew and a couple hittas… My momma need bread so Imma go and get it,” the police officer rapped in the video as images of police incidents involving Sean Bell and Eric Garner flashed across the screen.

Manhattan Federal Court papers showed that Officer Samuel recently filed a lawsuit against the city that claimed her fellow officers had “misinterpreted” those lyrics as being anti-police and retaliated against her, the New York Post reported.

Officer Samuel’s complaint alleged that her car was keyed and that she was dragged into Internal Affairs to be “asked if she had a problem with cops.”

She also claimed in her lawsuit that when her coworkers tried to make her miserable, a union representative told her to “ask for forgiveness” from her fellow officers at roll call, the New York Post reported.

Court papers revealed that Officer Samuel’s lawsuit claimed that on at least one occasion, supervisors did not send backup when she requested it while she and her partner were responding to a call about a mentally-disturbed person.

In her complaint, the officer said she was followed by NYPD’s Career Advancement Review Board and that a colleague threw arrest paperwork that she had just printed into the garbage, the New York Post reported.

Officer Samuel also alleged in her lawsuit that another officer refused to give her union cards and told her “You should be ashamed, I saw the video, you talking about hating white cops, you are a disgrace you should resign.”

Her lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for discrimination and a hostile work environment, the New York Post reported.

Officer Samuel’s attorney, Christopher Albanese, said that NYPD officers have misunderstood the lyrics of the song.

“The song is not against the cops in any capacity,” Albanese told the New York Post.

The attorney said the song is about peace and the lyrics have been taken out of context.

Sources told the New York Post that investigators from Manhattan South had tried to determine if Officer Samuel had violated any department policies with her video.

Officer Samuel’s bio on Hip Hop My Way describes her as having grown up amidst poverty and drugs in Queens, New York.

In her bio, she wrote with excitement about her production “Dreams for $1.00,” for which the controversial video was released as a promo.

“In 2016, I released my best work ever titled, Dreams for $1.00, which has excelled beyond any limits. In 2019, I plan to have my biggest music year, dropping Trap hits left and right, building my fan base,” the bio read.

Both NYPD and the city’s law department declined to comment on the lawsuit, the New York Post reported.

Comments (103)
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AnnykaV
AnnykaV

And I've got a bridge to sell you to Brooklyn.

LynnSB
LynnSB

Looking for the Ghetto Lottery Payout !!! POS

JohnWick
JohnWick

Stupid is as stupid does.

JBo
JBo

She recorded a racially-charged, anti-law enforcement rap video.

I can't imagine why her fellow officers would be annoyed with that. Very strange.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

So this means that police officers lose all of their First Amendment, free speech rights when they become LEOs?

SheepDawg
SheepDawg

Let me get this straight:

  1. A brand new probationary Officer releases an anti-police video suggesting a war against Police Officers.
  2. The same probationary Officer suggests that Police Officers were upset about her anti-police video.
  3. Said probationary Officer files suit for "hostility."

Uh, you're probationary, that means that they can and will fire you for anything which indicates that you may not be a good fit as an Officer. I've seen things like poor report writing, lack of situational awareness, and being late for roll call as reasons for termination of probationary Officers. Why is this person even still an Officer? (Hint: we all know why)

And command can't figure out why people don't want to join the ranks? W. T. F?

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Sometimes those diversity quotas can come back and bite you in the ass!

jakki taylor
jakki taylor

Broad is a loser and her attorney interpreting the lyrics as being about peace is obviously brain damaged. Samuel needs to decide whether she wants to be an LEO or Gangsta. I'll bet she'll be a much better gansta.

LunaMay
LunaMay

Sis, you are a disgrace. Did you really think your coworkers are going to back u up?! LOL what a dumb salty bitch. You shouldn't be an officer.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Not sure how anyone could misinterpret those lyrics. They certainly aren't about peace.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Never, bite the hand that feeds you. And if you can’t rap well, with good lyrics, then stick to other things. If you do both and find yourself without backup? Maybe take a step back take a look at what you’re doing yourself, and then make appropriate adjustments or changes. In other words, just fuckin quit! You never earn the respect of your officers. If you’re stupid enough to do that as a rookie, you’ll only get worse as time goes on. The LE community doesn’t need someone like you.

sweetiepie97
sweetiepie97

She has every right to sure. Workplace discrimination is not to be tolerated :(

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

A bunch of cops were fired for alleged racist and derogatory posts on facebook and other social media sites. This bitch has a (c)rap video where she says "It's a war against the white man on the beat" and she's being discriminated against?? WTF!! One thing I'll agree with is her (c)rap "They see us like a gorilla in the jungle".

Grampsdeal
Grampsdeal

If you are anti-police, why are you against yourself? You sir are a freaking idiot and deserve nothing in compensation. You are a degenerate just like all you supporters.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Is this how low they need to stoop to fulfill minority quotas now?

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

Her shirt says "nee gus" and I agree. She is one. She is a disgrace to the badge.

Grampsdeal
Grampsdeal

You are a disgrace to the badge. Give back to your ghetto and eat your toenail clippings.

Grampsdeal
Grampsdeal

You're on probation and you decided to make an anti-police video? You got fired because you are stupid and ignorant. Good riddance to your sorry imbecilic life. You would have been probably killed in the line of duty, because you are stupid.

new2lv2
new2lv2

Samuel is a disgrace to the badge and to humanity. Samuel, you are a filthy racist trouble maker attempting to bring more division into your community and this country. There's no misunderstanding of the lyrics. We're not stupid. You are apparently. You disgust me and anyone who wears or has ever worn a badge. I will pray no Officers get hurt because of your ignorant bulls**t.

Lawandordergal
Lawandordergal

I don’t feel sorry for her. You don’t turn your back on your fellow officers nor do you put them in a position where they may be hurt. In her case words hurt and kids listen! If she wants a career in Rap Then submit a resignation from the NYPD.

Jones24
Jones24

She should have been fired. All these other guys are being fired over ridiculous stuff and she out right goes against the blue. She does not deserve to call herself a LEO

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

Sure...that rap was all about peace and love...”got my crew and a couple hittas”. She ain’t talking about baseball players. Claiming that rap was about peace is like walking up to a stranger, punching them in the face then saying “I did that cause I love you.” What a joke.

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a joke o please

RetCanMilSpouse
RetCanMilSpouse

I don't understand why they didn't terminate her employment when it was released right after she started working there. Surely such a diatribe would be grounds just like other officers being fired for simply liking social media posts.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

She was right about one thing “gorillas in the jungle”

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

she should be a "persona non grata."

wmc50
wmc50

So here's a song that maybe you could rap to: "Baby, It's Cold Outside". It's a cold cruel world when you alienate yourself from your peers with derogatory and insulting personal (professional??) posts on social media. Cops are being fired daily, in droves, for social media posts. Officer Samuel may suffer the same fate.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/26/hampton-university-virginia-firing-police-officers-offensive-social-media/1835941001/ https://www.phillymag.com/news/2019/07/18/social-media-investigation-cops-fired/ https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/briannasacks/louisiana-police-officers-aoc-fired-facebook-gretna https://www.thedailybeast.com/cop-in-sterling-brown-case-fired-over-social-media-posts

bill fuse
bill fuse

After 20+ yrs of Race Baiter Uncle Al, you wonder where the new young thugs got it from???
From: DieselDawg

Sharpton helped incite a racist mass murder of `7 people at Freddies Fashion Mart in NYC in 1995. And he called for the murder of NYPD police officers in this video, And this is just the short list:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpZ0RwtvZmk

irishiz131313
irishiz131313

13 Philly cops just fired this week for alleged racist social media posts WHY isn't this racist Black bigot fired ASAP???

Janken
Janken

Wow how did she get as far as she did stupid is to easy to say

Gretagarbo
Gretagarbo

As stated by others, officers on probation can be fired for pretty much anything and are always very careful about their behavior. We all know that Mayor Dumbsht would never allow her to be fired. New Yorkers need to get smart and get rid of that mayor before their city is totally destroyed. They need another Giuliani.

lizr
lizr

She. Ace her own bed now deal with it. Making the video created the hostility. If I worked with her I would be hostile towards her.

Les_gpt
Les_gpt

You people so one-sided and bigoted. It is true that Blue Lives Matter is a racist anti-black movement!

Dpbang
Dpbang

She should have been fired on the spot,dam right she loses her right to be a cop when she raps about how bad cop's are,how dumb is lmbo

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Bobholly79
Bobholly79

😳😳😳 Duh!!!!

Can’t fix stupid!!

Gramercy
Gramercy

She should LEAVE the force...no one is keeping her there against her will...don't like the waters? Seek out new ones. (Course, I am impressed at least she has a job! So many that address anti-police directives are taking "from the system" instead of supporting themselves!) The force would undeniably be better with her out of its picture! And as far as "racism"...I can certainly see WHY her fellow officers would chose racism towards her over inclusion! Who wouldn't?

rds40
rds40

The fact she is probafionary means ahe's gone with little recourse.

vwiles34
vwiles34

They need to get rid of this POS. They're firing officers for post on their personal social media accounts. But I guess its different if you're bashing police officers.

Proud Nationalist
Proud Nationalist

How charming. Against the Police force she works in. How dare she sue anyone. She deserves whatever scrutiny comes her way.

JazzyCat
JazzyCat

Sounds like the entire thing was pre-planned with the lawsuit and collection payout as the end result. Brilliant strategy.👿😡😠💩

Dixiedamit
Dixiedamit

You actually going to believe her accusations...nah. Not after all she's "rappin" about. You earn trust and with that she wouldn't get it from me.

Lilnatvsavg
Lilnatvsavg

I just figured out BoogersAllDay's real name; J. Wellington Wimpy from Popeye! lol

JUSTICE911
JUSTICE911

She should be fired and no one needs to pay her anything. She new she was being hired and never should have released the video, its anti everything the Blue stands for.

trainbuff
trainbuff

Just another example of the black blank check method at work in the bleeding of America