While action from Russia such as helping Tehran build a nuclear reactor in Bushehr and selling them anti-missile systems is commonplace, recent talk from Moscow has become increasingly anti-American as well.
Of all people, Russian President Vladimir Putin blasted the United States recently for the "almost uncontained" use of force in the world, and for encouraging other countries to acquire nuclear weapons. He went on to say that, "One state, the United States has overstepped its borders in all spheres - economic, political and humanitarian, and has imposed itself on other states…this is very dangerous; nobody feels secure anymore because nobody can hide behind international law." Whether he has a point or not, the old saying "get your own house in order before preaching to others" should really carry more weight.
For a little while, there was speculation as to whether, Derrick Parker, the infamous hip-hop cop, actually existed. Of course, he did. All those rappers werena€™t being paranoid when they complained about profiling.
Parker was an NYPD officer for more than 20 years. The infamous dossier he created, that held all kinds of personal details on many of your favourite rappers, made him very unpopular with the hip-hop community for a time. However, his book Notorious C.O.P: The Inside Story Of The Tupac, Biggie, and Jam Master Jay investigations has set the record straight.
Parker, a lifelong hip-hop fan, is exactly the type of policeman needed at the moment. He is equally at home in the streets and in police stations. Even more than that, he reckons he can solve the Jam Master Jay and Biggie cases.