“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”
Glendale, CA — A cellphone video at a charity event put on by a retired LAPD cop, captured a shocking, disgusting and downright nauseating song celebrating the death of 18-year-old Mike Brown, who was killed in August by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
According to TMZ, the event was the capper for a charity golf event, thrown by retired LAPD Officer Joe Myers, a 32 year veteran who left the force in 2007. We’re told 50-60 people attended the dinner, and about half were cops, most of whom were retired. The others were civilians.
Singer Gary Fishell is a P.I. who once worked as an investigator for the Federal Government. His lawyer tells TMZ, Fishell now realizes the song was “off color and in poor taste.” The lawyer adds, “He’s a goofball who writes funny songs.” We asked why Fishell would sing this in a room full of cops, and the lawyer replied, “He thought the room would get a kick out of it.”
Joe Myers unapologetically tells TMZ, “How can I dictate what he [Fishell] says in a song?” Myers goes on, “This is America. We can say what we want. This is a free America.”
The song was a parody of the Jim Croce song, Bad Bad Leroy Brown and the sickening lyrics were as follows:
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
The person who took the video of the incident gave it to TMZ because they were offended by the song and were upset that no one in the room was objecting.
A trustee at the Elks Lodge told TMZ many of the hundreds of members of the Glendale Elks Lodge are upset about the song, saying, “It’s deplorable and inappropriate and the Lodge will take disciplinary action against [Fishell] and possibly the people who organized this event.”
The trustee added, “We don’t stand for any racist things like this.”
This song shows the absolute callous disregard held by some of the members of law enforcement when it comes to victims of police killings. Michael Brown hasn’t been dead 6 months and these sickos are dancing to a song celebrating his death.