This project presents the different opinions about a police bust conducted in a club in Ikebukuro. It compares the different opinion that were posted on twitter as well as 2 channel, and also presents the interview with one of the rapper that organizes an event at the club in question.
The Bust happened on February 12th, with some 150 police officers storming a club, right in the middle of an event
Storify Page from the Police Bust
One of the rapper that was at the event kept tweeting about the details of the event
translation of the post above
-Ok, club BED just got police busted. We are taken to Shibuya
-and it’s even Shibuya Police Station
–They apparently brought 150 troops with them. Stupid
-Nobody guilty, everybody released. Not a surprize
-Good Job! RT @KanakoSexyAsian: I took the Urine test and they were taking pictures of it. I gave them the middle finger but they didn’t say anything…I go home now
A few days later we got to interview of RAIZEN, one of the event promoter at the club.
Although not at the scene when the bust went down he agreed to give his opinion about the matter.
A week later however, some new rumors going around that contradicts the testimony that was originally tweeted saying that nobody got arrested or convicted.
Posts on 2 channel, talking about the Police bust and their various opinions about the matter.
Debates on the Hip Hop Thread About the Police Bust in Ikebukuro
1: Go ahead
2: got here second!
3: That place had too much drug related problems anyways, Some brats just start to cause problems all the time and honestly, I don’t need that shitty club
4: Too late to make the thread ! It’s been a week since the bust
Those Popo’s over use their powers all the time.
19: I am sure there were some illegality into how the bust was conducted, but well, the more Core people get the more drugs are associated so I feel like what was coming finally came.
And I feel like there were still going to have a lot of protests even if the police had taken the right procedures.
52: at the end, how many people got caught in club BED?
Are there still no information released by the media or the police?
56: to 55,
Everybody was clean.
It’s going to be all over the news if there was even one guy with positive results.
Some News pointed out how the bust was conducted not properly.
On top of that some girl who came as a customer, had to take the urine test for drugs in front of a bunch of people.
If that’s true heads will roll in the Police top ranks guy.
It’s not only violating human rights but it is even similar to raping.
If it was me I would have taken this case to court.
57: the information saying that nobody got caught was from a bullshit source from Livedoor anyways
61: Apparently, there seems to have one person who got caught
and from what I heard, it was an employee at the club
I heard it from a guy from the business.
63: to 61
I heard it was more than one
and I heard it today
64: to 63
I heard the same thing yesterday
I was disappointed
75: I heard 8 people were arrested
and that’s how the image about Hip hop goes down
The employee at the Karaoke we went the other day were like “BED? how do you even feel like going there, there was a police bust recently LOL. Are you going to be Okay?”
85: to 83
the majority of people have probably the same opinion
Maybe listening to Hip hop just on the iPod is safer and better
93: to 75
don’t lie. you F**ker
I wish it was your kind that gets arrested
Bust at the club “BED”
150 people were tested for drugs →Everybody Clean→ “F**k the Police” on twitter
That how it went and everybody at the scene knows it
and if there was even one guy who got busted, it had been all over the news
Don’t even try to make up stuff that are too easy to point out wrong you virgin
101: I just confirmed there were few people who were arrested.
to 93, people at the scene couldn’t have been able to see what happened with everybody
Even the source was from an amateur reporter who posted on Livedoor
107: Everybody knows that people got arrested
because everybody knew the person
Every body being clean was a cheap shot statement
He should have never tweeted that
The majority of the posts had negative feelings towards the police but were still feeling that the club finally got what they deserved. There are still no official information released, but it is apparently sure that at least two people were arrested for possession of marijuana and usage of chemical drugs