Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Snoop Dogg's 3-year Ban From Entering the UK Overturned

Snoop Dogg has won a significant legal battle in Britain. The British Asylum and Immigration Tribunal has decided to lift the three-year ban after Snoop claimed it infringed on his human right to freedom of expression.

According to the Daily Mail, the government imposed the ban after the rapper and five of his 30-strong entourage were arrested for violent disorder at Heathrow Airport in May 2006. Eight police officers were injured when his crew (who were booked in coach) smashed bottles and threw punches after being told they could not enter British Airways' first class lounge.

Prosecutors also argued that Snoop's entry to Britain may encourage "public order offences or violent crime."

If prosecutors don't file an appeal by tomorrow, Snoop may be able to apply for a visa to enter Britain on Thursday.

BUT...he may still face some hurdles. His visa application may be denied because of his prior drug convictions in the United States, but that's highly unlikely.

Understandably the Brits are OUTRAGED. The United States does not grant visas to any British citizen with a criminal record.

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