Michael Brown's body is taken to Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. (AP/St. Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

LAPD celebrate Michael Brown's killing with racist song

It begins "Michael Brown learned a lesson about messin' with a badass policeman" and goes from there


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Joanna Rothkopf
December 23, 2014 10:44PM (UTC)

TMZ has obtained a video of a song performed at a charity event held at the Elks Lodge in Glendale, California which refers to Michael Brown as a "roadkill dog." The event was hosted by retired LAPD officer Joe Myers as part of a charity golf tournament. About half of the 50-60 guests were also officers, according to TMZ.

In the video, Gary Fishell, a former federal investigator, sings a parody of the song "Bad, bad Leroy Brown":

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"Michael Brown learned a lesson about a messin'
With a badass policeman
And he's bad, bad Michael Brown
Baddest thug in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong
Meaner than a junkyard dog.

Two men took to fightin'
And Michael punched in through the door
And Michael looked like some old Swiss cheese
His brain was splattered on the floor

And he's dead, dead Michael Brown
Deadest man in the whole damn town
His whole life's long gone
Deader than a roadkill dog."

In an interview with TMZ, Fishell's lawyer says that Fishell now realizes the song was "off color and in poor taste." "He's a goofball who writes funny songs," his lawyer continued. "He thought the room would get a kick out of it."

Myers was unapologetic about his guest's chosen form of entertainment: "How can I dictate what he says in a song? This is America. We can say what we want. This is a free America."

A representative from the Glendale Elks Lodge condemned the performance: "It's deplorable and inappropriate and the Lodge will take disciplinary action against [Fishell] and possibly the people who organized the event," a trustee said. "We don't stand for any racist things like this."

Watch the video below:


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