Saigon Is A Scapegoat, Says Attorney

LATEST: Hip-hop star SAIGON was deliberately targetted by New York police following his arrest for possession of an offensive weapon, according to the star's attorney. Scott Leemon believes the rapper - real name Brian Carenard - was a target of the New York Police Department's 'infamous Hip-Hop Squad'. Carenard was arrested and charged after he was caught carrying a knife in Manhattan on Wednesday (22Aug07) and was later released on $1,500 (GBP7,500) bail. He is due to appear in court on 5 December. Leemon says, "This is another example of New York's finest targeting a member of the rap and entertainment industry. "The car that Saigon was driving was not owned by him. More importantly, the small pocket knife was found in a console in the car, not on his possession. "I am hoping after further investigation this will be another example of a rapper being wrongfully arrested."


Contactmusic

Tags: Saigon

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Dark Drama 'The Riot Club' Is Never Dull, But Lacks Bite

The Riot Club, formerly known as 'Posh' and based on Laura Wade's 2010 play...

Dark Drama 'The Riot Club' Is Never Dull, But Lacks Bite

Aphex Twin - Syro Album Review

If you're even remotely into electronic music, then you are more than likely to know who Aphex Twin is. After becoming...

Aphex Twin - Syro Album Review

Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams Set for Channel 4 'Cyber Bullying' Drama

Maisie Williams, best known for playing Arya Stark in HBO's Game of Thrones...

Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams Set for Channel 4 'Cyber Bullying' Drama

Reaper - Trailer

The Reaper (Mike Michaels) was formerly an ordained minister before embarking on a rampant killing spree with...

Reaper Trailer

Adam Duritz Of Counting Crows Talks Of Liberation, Fun And Childhood Fascinations

Counting Crows have delighted us with their first album release since...

Adam Duritz Of Counting Crows Talks Of Liberation, Fun And Childhood Fascinations

Ringo Deathstarr - Live Review

The Sabotage Club in Lisboa has all the trappings of the typical toilet circuit venue, if you were to disregard a decade...

Ringo Deathstarr supported by The Telescopes, NAAM,  11th September 2014, Lisboa Sabotage Club Live Review

'X-Men: Deadpool' Set For 2016, Ryan Reynolds Likely to Star

X-Men: Deadpool, a project that has long been in development for Twentieth...

'X-Men: Deadpool' Set For 2016, Ryan Reynolds Likely to Star

Ben Whishaw Lands Starring Role in BBC Thriller 'London Spy'

Ben Whishaw, the British actor who played Q in Skyfall and who portray the...

Ben Whishaw Lands Starring Role in BBC Thriller 'London Spy'

Dolly Parton - Blue Smoke: The Best of Dolly Parton Album Review

Dolly Parton is an international treasure - and a rare breed, at that. She is a...

Dolly Parton - Blue Smoke: The Best of Dolly Parton Album Review
Advertisement

Comments

Saigon Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Saigon

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All