Orrin Evans and Eric Revis
A song authorities said was taught to children during Black Panther breakfast programs, including the verse, “Oink oink, bang bang, dead pig,” was released yesterday by police. Sgt. Dan Cook said the song was sung to officers by five children who were sprayed with a tear gas grenade they found at a Black Panther building and accidentally triggered. Cook said the reference to officers as “pigs” in the song was understood by the children. Part of the song, according to Cook, was: “No more sisters in jail, “Off the pig. “No more brothers in jail, “Off the pig. “The revolution has come, “Off the pig. “Time to pick up your gun, “Off the pig. “And put the pigs on the run, “Off the pig.” Cook said the children were taught to march to another verse: “Piggly Wiggly, you gotta go now. “Oink oink, bang bang, dead Pig”. A cannister was found in a box of clothes in a garage where the panthers conduct a “free breakfast’’ program for children. The boy accidentally pulled the pin on the grenade and sprayed himself, his two brothers and two sisters. They were treated at Central Receiving Hospital for minor eye irritations and released. Cook said no arrests were made in the tear gas incident but an investigation was being conducted.
Lyrics by: Black Panther Chant
Music by: Eric Revis & Orrin Evans inspired by Black Panther Chant
Video/Audio Production by: Matthew Parrish for Bump Jazz Productions