Friday, September 21, 2007
Doggone news in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Snoop Dogg pleaded guilty to a weapons charge stemming from an incident at a Los Angeles airport last year, when a police baton was found in his luggage. Snoop will serve 160 hours of community service, with three years of informal probation. However, the service cannot be fulfilled through work with gangs, kids or his nonprofit football league. Maybe he can use his baton and partner with police.
• Toymaker Mattel issued an apology to China for the recent product recalls. Mattel’s executive vice president for worldwide operations told a Chinese product safety chief, “…Mattel takes full responsibility for these recalls and apologizes personally to you, the Chinese people, and all of our customers who received the toys.” They then probably huddled to plot the introduction of the Snoop Dogg Police Baton® by Mattel.
• A New Jersey judge ruled that two students can wear buttons featuring Hitler to protest a school uniform policy. The students had been threatened with suspensions by the school, but now they’re free to protest as they wish. However, Snoop Dogg cannot work with the boys as part of his community service.