Anyone who's seen Rebel Diaz perform on stage or in the community know that they're easily one of the most powerful forces in hip-hop right now.
And maybe the cops know that too.
This week two of the groups members were assaulted and arrested after coming to the aide of a street vendor who cops were interrogating. The following video is everything you might expect from a situation like this -- powerful, disturbing, angering and -- at times -- awe inspiring. Young folks in the Bronx are mobilizing against police brutality and it's a beautiful thing.
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You can also call the 41st precinct 718-542-4771 or arresting Officer MacHugo at 718-542-8745 to demand that the charges be dropped.