Stray From The Path remains as political and pissed off as ever with their new single "III." The band states the song is about the American policing system, the amount of money put into it, and the social injustice involved with policing. As always, Stray From The Path explains themselves and their goal with the track in great detail.
"We've always used our songs as an outlet to speak against oppression. It's been close to 10 years, and now our third installment of the Badge & A Bullet series entitled 'III' has the same target. Policing in the United States has always been rooted in racism, hate & violence. Public funding for police departments has skyrocketed since the 1980s. The US now spends more than twice as much on police as it does social welfare programs. Many major cities spend over a third of their budgets on police. Despite the hundreds of billions of federal, state & local money poured into police departments & the corrections industry every year, there is little oversight. The outcomes have been fucking horseshit.
"Over 1,000 people are killed every year by the police but despite comprising only 13% of the population, nearly half of all people killed by police are Black. Less than 1% of police officers who kill someone on the job are prosecuted. To be perfectly clear: there is no crime in this country where the punishment is execution on the spot extrajudicially by a cop. The idea of justice in this country is a fucking joke. The only protecting and serving the police do in this country is protecting the wealthy, the powerful & capitalist interests while subjugating the marginalized & the working class."
Stray From The Path will release their new record Euthanasia on September 9.