Thursday, April 27, 2006

A mini-riot erupted at Heathrow airport after rapper Snoop Dogg and a 30-strong entourage clashed with police in a departure lounge

Bo Wilson:

Snoop Dogg

The men - mostly minders - apparently turned violent after being refused entry to a first-class lounge, smashing up a duty free shop, throwing bottles and attacking officers.

It took riot police over an hour to arrest the "20-stone men", who were then led out in handcuffs, with one shouting: "This is how it goes down in LA."

Witnesses believe the group, who were travelling from the US to South Africa, were refused entry to the British Airways lounge as only a few had first-class tickets. It is thought they became abusive towards staff and were turned away from their flight, running riot when police tried to guide them out of the airport.

Six men, including the 34-year-old American rapper, were arrested. A Heathrow worker, who took photos from his mobile phone, said: "There were all these huge, 20-stone men smashing up display cabinets and throwing people around. I saw Snoop Dogg on the ground, with four riot police trying to put him in handcuffs. His minders were throwing bottles at people.

"There were 15 riot vans and eight police cars outside, with dog sniffer units. They were throwing the policemen around like pillows. Then the police used pepper spray on them." The row is thought to have been witnessed by Ronan Keating, who was in the Terminal 1 lounge.

Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Broadus, is a former drug dealer and gang member. He comes from one of LA's most notorious areas and has been accused of several crimes during his life - including murder, although he was acquitted.

Six men were arrested for violent disorder and affray.

Snoop Arrested in Airport Brawl

Snoop Dogg arrested after Heathrow fracas


At 11:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"huge, 20-stone men"

No matter, this is what guns are for. One warning shot and then start blasting. Then this sort of thing would be a lot less likely to happen again. Instead you probably had a lot of overweight cops and airport security guys trying to subdue these big guys.

At 11:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt if they would try this kind of crap in a US airport because they would have guns trained on them pretty quickly. The idiots in charge of New Labour still have failed to arm the majority of police despite the fact that London has a violent crime rate worse than New York.

At 1:58 PM, Anonymous Ahrimahn said...

You can take the thug out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the thug.

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