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Police try reason, not anger, with teen blasting 'F*** Tha Police' during NYPD funeral

Members of the New York City Police Department visit a makeshift memorial for fallen NYPD officer Miosotis Familia outside the 46th Police Precinct on July 6 in New York City. Familia, 48, was shot and killed as she sat in a command vehicle in what police are calling an 'unprovoked attack.' (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

During the funeral for slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia, a teen blasted the NWA hit song "F*** Tha Police" on repeat from his third-floor E. 188th St. apartment window while thousands of officers were mourning below.

Police had gathered to pay their respects Tuesday to Familia, who was assassinated July 5 by 34-year-old Alexander Bonds after he shot her in the head without provocation as she was sitting in her police car.

Julien Rodriguez, 16, told the New York Post that playing the song to the cops was "satisfying" and that his best friend and older brother were both unjustifiably killed by police.

The Post reported, however, that it could not find any records of Rodriguez's friend or brother being killed by police.

"This is the s**t we face every day," one officer said.

In response to the music, about 20 officers walked up to the apartment try to stop the music. Instead of approaching the teen with force, however, once officer spoke with the teen in Spanish about his time growing up as a Latino youth in the city.

While the teen eventually apologized, the Post reported that apology came only because the apartment superintendent threatened to toss Rodriguez and his family out on the street.

“I apologized because it was between the house and apologizing,” Rodriguez told the Post.

Despite his admitted hatred for police, Rodriguez said Familia's assassination was "wrong."

“I feel sympathy for that, because all she was trying to do was take bad people off the street,” the teen said. “It was wrong because she did not do anything wrong, but at the same time, my bro and my best friend died for no reason.”

According to the Post, a man claiming to be the apartment's owner, identifying himself only by "Jesus," said that the incident cost Rodriguez and his brother their stay at his residence.

“I left my job, came to the apartment, and told them they have to get out of there,” Jesus said. “I’ve got a deep respect for all the police — I didn’t know they would do something like that.”

The outrage over Familia's murder has sparked anger in the police community. One unidentified officer released a video Sunday asking why Hollywood celebrities and Black Lives Matter activists who typically speak out on the murder of black people are suddenly silent about the murder of Familia, a black woman and mother of three. In an emotional eulogy for Familia Tuesday, NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neill also voiced his displeasure at the lack of outrage over her death.

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