Factually wrong

Today’s post was written by David Preston.

Meme o’ the Morn™ with David Preston

Today’s meme comes to us from my good friend and sometime sparring partner Quannah. Of course I get the message here, loud and clear, but I suspect the creator of this meme has never watched Snoop Dogg’s YouTube channel. I’ve watched it and I’m not ashamed to say that I love it. For the jiggle action alone!

I think Snoop Dogg’s hilarious and brilliant. But I would NEVER hold him up as a model of non-criminality, especially against the likes of boringly White middle-class, non-violent Martha Stewart.

Notwithstanding what it says on the meme, Snoop Dogg has in fact been convicted of felonies. He has also been implicated [wink] in the violent murder of a rival rap singer.

Beat that Martha, you lily-white garden implement!

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Below is an excerpt from the Wikipedia article devoted to Snoop:

Shortly after graduating from high school, Calvin Broadus Jr. (stage name Snoop Dogg) was arrested for possession of cocaine and for the following three years was frequently in and out of prison. In 1990, he was convicted of felony possession of drugs and possession for sale.

While recording Doggystyle in August 1993, Snoop Dogg was arrested in connection with the death of Phillip Woldermarian, a member of a rival gang who was shot and killed by Snoop’s bodyguard, McKinley Lee; Snoop was charged with murder along with Lee as he was driving the vehicle from which the shooting had commenced. Snoop and Lee were defended by Johnnie Cochran. Both Snoop and Lee were acquitted; Lee was acquitted on grounds of self-defense, but Snoop Dogg remained entangled in the legal battles around the case for three years.

In July 1993, Snoop was stopped for a traffic violation and a firearm was found by police while conducting a search of his car. In February 1997, he pleaded guilty to possession of a handgun and was ordered to record three public service announcements, pay a $1,000 fine, and serve three years’ probation.

Ori: Some verification on the Wikipedia.

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