Snoop Dogg – Another Celebrity Behaving Badly
According to the Associated Press story this morning, celebrities often sidestep 'real' penalties because, well, because they're rich. Snoop Dogg, born Calvin Broadus Jr, received five years' probation and 800 hours of community service after he pleaded no contest Wednesday to felony gun and drug charges.
His attorney, Donald Etra, said he'll likely work on non-profits, but he could pick up trash on the side of highways. "Usually the probation officer will have him do something different than he's done before," Etra said. "Our hope is that he can continue with his anti-gang work."
Huh? How does someone get those kind of charges while doing anti-gang work?
I don't know about you, but seeing Snoop Dogg actually doing something good for the planet warms the cockles of my soul. Who knows, maybe Snoop will find the better part of himself in the big outdoors and fill the hole John Denver left when he died.