Parents in Bessemer City complain about video - WFLA News Channel 8

Parents in Bessemer City complain about video

Posted: Updated:
BESSEMER CITY, N.C. -

Some parents and others in Bessemer City are complaining about a YouTube video that shows young people rapping while flashing cash and a handgun in a public park.

The video with plenty of profanity also has drug references with young people smoking, although it is not clear what they are using.

The creators call the video a Bessemer City anthem.

City manager James Inman says complaints started almost immediately after the video went online last month. The police department is investigating to determine whether the gun in the video is real.

Inman says city officials are worried about the safety of people visiting parks and other locations where the video was shot. 

"We've increased patrols. We've actually had an officer get out and walk on foot when people are out there," he said.

No charges have been filed at this point. 

"We're going to have a zero tolerance for any misbehavior on city property. There won't be any warnings. People will go to jail," Inman said.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • North Carolina NewsMore>>

  • Missionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia

    Missionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:19:57 GMT
    Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan’s Purse cares for a patient at the case management center on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia. (Samaritan's Purse)Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan’s Purse cares for a patient at the case management center on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia. (Samaritan's Purse)
    Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola.
    Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola.
  • NC man arrested in 20-year-old rape case

    NC man arrested in 20-year-old rape case

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:37:26 GMT
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detective say they have arrested a man for his part in a 20-year-old sexual assault case.
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detective say they have arrested a man for his part in a 20-year-old sexual assault case.
  • Republican leaders: NC budget raises teacher pay $3,500

    Republican leaders: NC budget raises teacher pay $3,500

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:28:59 GMT
    Republican Leaders announced Tuesday they have reached a budget deal, one that includes 7 percent raises for teachers and preserves teacher assistants.
    Republican Leaders announced Tuesday they have reached a budget deal, one that includes 7 percent raises for teachers and preserves teacher assistants.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.