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A controversial Ice-T shirt

A controversial Ice-T shirt — A former police officer creates a shirt to raise funds for families of deceased officers

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Although Ice-T withdrew the infamous heavy-metal song, ”Cop Killer,” from his Body Count album last month, he hasn’t satisfied all his critics. In the latest salvo, a former police officer has created a highly provocative ”Let’s ‘Ice’-T-shirt”.

More than half of the proceeds of the $11 shirt’s sale will be earmarked for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty, according to ex-cop David Rappoport of Primal Screen, the Florida company manufacturing the shirts. Police groups are not exactly rushing to buy the shirt: Michael Clifton, president of Florida’s Dade County Police Benevolence Association, says that while ”we don’t condone violence and never have or will, just like Mr. Ice-T says, there is such a thing as freedom of speech.” Ice-T, on tour at press time, was unavailable for comment.