Updated by Pete Cassani of The Peasants (Oct. 20,2016)
Longtime friend and video master John Bradley has made some very funny videos for me over the years. Three Lattes, NYC Phone Call, Pete in NYC. This is not one of those videos.
Homeland Security was a song inspired by a news story from 2003-04 about four African American men who were stopped by a Southern Police patrol. They were separated and handcuffed face down on the ground. Then, for lack of a better word, one of the men was executed with a gunshot to the back of the head. The others were let go with no charges. I don’t know if the assassinating officer ever received any punishment. The song is track #2 on the Love Your Enemy CD, released in 2005.
The video Homeland Security consists of spliced together footage from news stories, witnesses and police cameras. It’s a powerful look at one very long, gruesome story in the United States. Share with care.
Saturday, November 19th The Peasants blow up The Tavern @End of World all night long.
No new tour to Europe. Am hunkered down at home waiting for the psychotic Presidential Election to be over. God help America.