Sorry if this makes your blood boil, but this is true journalism at work. Locals knew "Boombox" as the shop with a recording studio in the back. It was also part of a Met Police sting codenamed Operation Peyzac. The staff’s knowledge of music was real, but their identities were not. They were undercover cops, and their names were pseudonyms given to the officers to protect their identities. 35 individuals were arrested during the course of the op. Abbas Nawrozzadeh, a solicitor who defended some of the young budding musicians caught up in the sting, spoke to Vice. “Essentially, the(se) offences were manufactured by the police. The police used older Black undercover officers and it was submitted that the police sought to criminalise the defendant – and the other youth in the area – rather than to obtain evidence of crimes that the defendant was already engaged in, or intending to commit,” he said. “The response from BME community members was highly critical of the police; they were concerned that the police were creating crime - racially profiling and criminalising young Black men who had no connection to criminality other than that which they were exposed to by the undercover officers". It's another shocking story displaying the clear prejudice against rap or music of black origin from law enforcement agencies after another highly controversial Rico case which ensnared Young Thug in the United States. Full article on VICE