Cops Search Justin Biebers Home After Egg Attack

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The cops searched pop star, Justin Bieber’s Calabasas, California residence today looking for evidence that would link him to a VICIOUS EGG ATTACK (!!!) on his neighbors house. This, according to TMZ

UPDATE: Bieber’s rapper pal was arrested on the premises with COCAINE

Justin Bieber’s BFF Lil Za has just been arrested for COCAINE POSSESSION at the singer’s home — during the early morning raid stemming from the Bieber egg attack on his neighbor.

A rep for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. confirmed the arrest for FELONY drug possession … and said the cocaine was “in plain view” during the raid. Officials say Bieber was “not connected” to the cocaine.

10:47 AM PDT: A Sheriff’s official just told us they were NOT looking for eggs in Justin’s house. Nonetheless, another law enforcement source told us earlier today … they were looking for ANYTHING in the house that could link J.B. to the crime … and as farfetched as it seems, even eggs were a possibility.

We’re also told deputies dismantled Justin’s security system and took it.
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Eleven L.A. County Sheriff’s patrol cars descended on Justin Bieber’s house this morning and they are executing a search warrant in connection with the egg-throwing incident … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Sources tell us … deputies are looking for any evidence that links Bieber to the egg assault on his next door neighbor.

We’re told this is a FELONY search warrant — meaning Justin is under a microscope for a crime that could land him in prison.

Sources say cops will look for anything that is relevant to the egg incident, including other eggs in the house and possible video. Sheriff’s deputies have looked at TMZ’s video of the incident and believe Justin has surveillance video that might have captured the egging.

By the way … looking for other eggs may sound silly, but it isn’t. There could be some sort of identifier that links what’s in Justin’s fridge to the broken eggs outside.

Here’s the thing … If in the course of the search cops find something illegal — like drugs — it’s fair game.

It looks like the police are going after Justin, to set an eggs-ample, for any would-be scofflaws considering going a-fowl of the law.

I’m sorry. That was…that was terrible.

On a serious note. The police didn’t find any drugs in the house. We certainly would have heard about that.

 
  • weareallinnocent

    Lol @ eggs-ample! That joke fits this whole debacle though, to be sure. It will be interesting to hear what the surveillance video shows. I suppose the Biebs and his peeps don’t have the system on auto-erase-any-stupid-stuff-my-owner-does mode.

  • Sassycatz

    Regarding the possibility of drugs? Just saw this tweet:

    @nowthisnews Cops: guy arrested at Bieber’s house wasn’t cuffed for egging, but for doing cocaine ‘in plain sight’ https://c.nowth.is/3jo

  • emme1000

    They found cocaine in the house. Lil Za was arrested. This “vicious attack” cost the neighbors $20,000. Beiber is a punk and should be deported. Here is California we take our Venetian Plaster and Imported Wood Trim very seriously. Beiber needs to go back to Canada and move in with his mother.

  • Incipit

    ” Here is California we take our Venetian Plaster and Imported Wood Trim very seriously.”

    Hah. And well you should! It costs enough to acquire.

    Seriously, though – a couple of years ago I saw a craftsman applying that Venetian Plaster on one of the HGTV shows – my word, is that ever labor intensive…this is not a bucket of spackle slapped on with a trowel and sanded over.

    Looks like the investigation already turned up a scofflaw – cocaine in plain sight – as if the laws don’t apply?

  • Miz

    I watched the press conference. The Sheriff’s said that 11 or 12 detectives went out in 8 cars. That may sound like a lot, but they had no idea how many people or what they would encounter when they got there. They contacted Bieber’s security before showing up, so the guy doing cocaine when they arrived is a real dumb ass.

    Another neighbor was interviewed by reporters and she said that her family moved to this neighborhood because it was nice and quiet. It’s not anymore with the noise and other antics from the Beebs. She can’t take it anymore.

    Oh, and it wasn’t just ‘an egg’ like some like to say, it was enough to cover the guys entire front of his house. I’m sick of this little twerp.

  • taylor

    8 squad cars and helicopters, looking for eggs?! Is there not anything else going on in the surrounding area? This is pretty extreme. I bet this will be a running joke on all the late night shows and on SNL for a while.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that the authorities are hoping that Bieber’s own surveillence system will have video of Justin egging his neighbor’s house. That, along with the alleged $20,000 in damages, would pretty much guarantee a felony conviction, if they decided to prosecute him. From the size of the raid, I imagine that the authorities were also prepared to find illegal substances, and it appears that they are want to make sure that Justin “gets the message” that they serious, at the very least.

  • Tess Herself

    I seem to remember a fair number of “incidents” between Bieber and his entourage and the other residents of his community, from drunken late night parties, excessive speed and reckless driving on residential streets, as well as verbal confrontations between the Bieber set and his neighbors. I am sure the police are just damn tired of all the “reports” and would like it if the problem would go away. So, I’m sure, they are working diligently to get the little thug and and his co-hearts to move on. I am sure the town would rather be known for its jumping frogs than for its rapidly fading tween idol.

  • Tess Herself

    Calabasas is a rich man’s community full of very wealthy people and many Hollywood stars including (heaven forbid) the Kardashians. I don’t think that a lot of crime goes on in its dozen or so square miles.

  • listening

    Umm can they even search a house looking for EGGS. LOL

    I bet they found some. Did they find a carton of 12 w/ only 8 eggs.

    - cop-” Where the rest of the eggs Bieber”
    -Bieber-”Umm I ate them”
    -cop- ” People like you make me sick”
    -Bieber- “…. carnivores”

    HAAHHHAAAAAHHAHHAAA….I’m sorry I can’t

  • bridgette12

    If my house had been egged and it don’t matter if it cost 100k, 1 million or 10 million, I would have had that little punk arrested. You don’t do that to people or their home and think your impervious to the law because your a pop superstar.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    I am sure the town would rather be known for its jumping frogs than for its rapidly fading tween idol.

    I totally agree with you on the relationship between Bieber and the community and the cops, and the neighbors are probably applauding the police effort to get the dude on something so he has to stop running amok.

    However, Calabasas is not known for jumping frogs. That’s Calaveras County, up in northern California. Calabasas has, appropriately for its name, a pumpkin festival — and since I’m sure it’d rather be known for that than for the Biebs, it comes to the same thing in the end.

  • Stooch

    lol yes let’s get a DNA analysis done on the eggs in Justin’s fridge, maybe they came from the same chicken. The only thing that will make this story better, is if the eggs are proven to be from Justin and a rooster comes forward and sues for wrongful death of his children.

  • listening

    Justin’s in the back flushing eggs down the toilet.
    His BFF says “Umm what about the drugs”
    -Bieber- ” Nah the eggs man, help with the eggs”

    Oh and another thing it looks like the guy who’s being arrested shirt says EGG$. Are you kidding me did they plan that. LOL

  • Guest

    Maybe its because i am from europe, but when i hear someone being arrested for DOING drugs i always think its so stupid. Why do you arrest someone for putting something in their own bodies if they are not harming anybody else. Focus on the people who are trafficking and making profit out of putting this awful drugs out there. Those are the ones who deserve it.

    Sorry for the little rant

  • Tess Herself
  • Roimeister

    we need legislation to ban chickens from laying “assault eggs” and registration for all eggs…

  • taylor

    Yeah…in my city, they don’t have time for people egging houses. I’m sure if there was that much damage, they would charge the kid, but they aren’t going to use 8 squad cars and helicopters for an egging incident. They’ve got gang shootings, high school students raping special needs kids in stairwells during school and women reporting their babies “missing”, when they’ve murdered them.
    I hope this guy gets his house repaired and I’m sure he will, but in my city, we’ve got more important issues to worry about.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Holy shit. A Calabasas frog in the Calaveras jumping frog contest.

    I stand corrected, if not outright gobsmacked. For Tuesday, January 14, 2014, you officially win the internet.

  • bridgette12

    Well sorry, not every city or town has the same problems. You deal with the reality of your situation.
    These people are rich and they have a little punk who’s a menace and just because Justin hasn’t killed anyone there, don’t mean the neighborhood and the police should ignore his criminal behavior.

  • Kesia Monteith

    Honestly, the way MSNBC broadcast this waste of time press conference, to 8 freaking cops cars swarming around to raid a house over an “egging” incident, it’s very hard for me to take this whole story seriously. I barely feel sorry for all privileged parties involved.

  • Kesia Monteith

    These rich folks have enough money to move somewhere else. People who live in troubled neighbourhoods don’t always have that luxury.

  • milwlovesadam

    This is just comedy gold.

    And I thought the monkey thing was hilarious.

    The only thing that would have made this any better would be if he had another monkey flinging the eggs.

  • Incipit

    What in the world are you saying, Kesia Monteith? Laws ought not to even be enforced in any rich community, since everyone has enough money to run away? Or what?

    My apologies if I am misunderstanding, but your point is unclear to me.

  • Kirsten

    The only thing that would have made this any better would be if he had another monkey flinging the eggs.

    LOL.

    Though, they tend to throw poo. I doubt that the Venetian Plaster would appreciate that either.

    12 detectives? I’d want a rebate on my taxes if I was paying for that. I bet there are murders that don’t get 12 detectives.

  • bridgette12

    So these people should move because you are being harassed by a immature spoiled man/child and his thug hangerons. Why can’t they expect their neighbor to act like a grown up with some type of home raising or if he harass them, they have the right to expect the police to handle the situation. It’s seems silly to hold the neighbor in contempt for being rich, while giving a pass to the rich popstar who’s making their lives miserable.

  • Kesia Monteith

    I’m not giving a pass to Justin. I’m just saying people need to gain some perspective. There are people living in inner cities who has to work extra hard to have funds to leave those troubled neighbourhoods. You said they were rich, and I thought, hey if they don’t feel safe enough where the cops may not do enough to handle Justin, they can always have the funds to move to a safer neighbourhood. Some people have their houses robbed in a poor place in NYC, and there are unfortunate instances where the police don’t do enough for those who really need it.

    I understand that the man had his house egged, I would be angry too. And it is truly unfortunate Justin is disturbing those around him with antics and loud music. I’m very glad cops are intervening to finally set some much needed boundaries. That doesn’t make Justin a thug to me. He needs his mother to take him back to Stratford, Ontario, and give him a stern talking to about becoming a man. And there is no need for 8 cop cars to surround his house.

  • Stooch

    While I don’t agree with Kesia Monteith disdain for people who have money, a Search Warrant and half the police department executing it does seem excessive in this case. I’m sure there is some lesser mischief charges that could have been used and if the neighbors wanted I’m sure they’d have grounds for a restraining order against “The Bieb’s”. Having to stay 300 yards away from someone when your house is 100 yards away would kinda suck

  • bridgette12

    And there are people living in war zones that’s having a worse time than people here in the inner cities. There’s always someone worse off, but that has nothing to do with this situation. The reality is that Justin is out of control and destroying other people’s property and his neighbors expect their police force to uphold the law and keep them safe. If I was the neighbor, I wouldn’t give a damn if they brought in a SWAT team to get in Justin’s house. Someone has to hold him responsible, because if no one do, one day his reckless behavior is going to get some else hurt or killed. He’s considered an adult, do anyone really think his mommy is going to be able to rein him in.

  • Kesia Monteith

    LOL, I have no disdain for people with money. Non at all. I don’t dislike rich people, of course I believe that the law should be enforced in rich areas, and again, I’m NOT giving Justin a pass.

  • Kesia Monteith

    Justin is not going to get anybody killed anytime soon, LOL. He’s just a rich spoiled brat who needs a kick in the ass. ;) People need to relax.

  • bridgette12

    Sometimes you have to make a stand, because if you don’t, some people think it gives them license to run all over you. I think the neighbor had probably reached the end of their rope with Justin and no doubt, the police department was sick of all the complaints and decided to put on a little show and make Justin realize that it’s not child’s play anymore.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Be careful not to put words in people’s mouths or question their motives.

  • Kirsten

    The reality is that Justin is out of control and destroying other
    people’s property and his neighbors expect their police force to uphold
    the law and keep them safe

    I would posit that one would have a tough time finding another case of house egging that resulted in 8 police cars and 12 detectives serving a search warrant.

    I bet if you called 911 for a house egging in most neighborhoods, you would get chastised for tying up emergency resources and if you want to make a claim for insurance purposes, you should call the daytime number for a police file number.

    Okay, it’s $20K in damages. That is a civil matter. I don’t think rich people deserve better justice because their crap costs more. The intent of the perp is the same (egg a house, key a car, whatever), but poor people don’t deserve less of a response.

    The LA County police owe it to the tax payers of LA County to use their resources for the best purposes.

    I agree that Justin is an a$$ and should not be egging houses. I disagree that egging houses is a gateway crime and that next time, somebody could die when he toilet papers a tree.

    That search warrant was a fishing expedition and the judges are supposed to stop the police from going fishing. The police caught a minnow snorting coke. He could be the next Mayor of Toronto. Police don’t get to harass people for what others think they might do next.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Justin is not going to get anybody killed anytime soon, LOL.

    Actually, the reckless driving charges against Bieber last summer happened because neighbors were afraid that he and his friends’ driving 100 mph through a neighborhood with kids and pets would get somebody killed.

    I don’t think he’s going to shoot somebody or stab somebody, but if he kills somebody by behaving with reckless disregard for safety, law, and common sense, that person is just as dead.

  • bridgette12

    I really don’t think Justin care about anyone except him and his buddies and when you have people willing to cover for him, make excuses for him, justifying his behavior, he will never grow up.

  • Stooch

    No snorting it won’t get you elected in Toronto, that to high-brow. You gotta smoke it in rock form, we also like it if you are a lunatic as well

  • Kirsten

    Actually, the reckless driving charges against Bieber last summer
    happened because neighbors were afraid that he and his friends’ driving
    100 mph through a neighborhood with kids and pets would get somebody killed.

    So, he was charged. Did he stop? If not, charge him again.

    Charge people for the dangerous crimes they do commit. Don’t send 12 detectives searching for eggs.

  • Kirsten

    when you have people willing to cover for him, make excuses for him, justifying his behavior, he will never grow up.

    And when people applaud police fishing expeditions they help to erode constitutional rights that they should cherish.

    When they cheer ridiculous use of police resources for the benefit of rich people, they agree that all pigs are not created equal.

    And when they like police targeting a person simply because that person is an a$$, they encourage the police to void human rights.

    Our rights are only maintained if they are enforced for everybody. If we excuse police/judicial action because we don’t personally like the accused perp, then we can’t complain when our own rights are violated.

    When I think about all the serious crimes in the world that don’t get investigated because of lack of police resources, 12 detectives at an egging where NOBODY got hurt makes my blood boil. Maybe house egging is the most serious crime that LA County sees and they are rolling in tax money, but I doubt it.

    Nobody is excusing Justin’s actions, but I am questioning the police actions.

  • Kirsten

    No snorting it won’t get you elected in Toronto, that to high-brow. You gotta smoke it in rock form, we also like it if you are a lunatic as well

    LOL.

    And if you get enough to eat at home.

  • Tinawina

    Pretty much. They are trying to scare him into acting right. His neighbors are sick of him so the cops are turning up the heat. Good luck with that. Heh.

    This has been fun to talk about but I am really, really getting tired of the “celebrity outrage of the week” syndrome. Every time we turn around there is a new famous person in the media that everybody is clearly supposed to be enraged about. Last week it was Beyonce and Challenger audio, before that is was Duck Dynasty. This year we’ve had Miley Cyrus & Robin Thicke, Lindsey Lohan, Paula Deen, etc etc. They just take turns. And most of it doesn’t matter anyway. Eh.

    It’s getting hard to be interested in stuff you know everyone will forget about next week.

  • Tess Herself

    Since the medium income in Calabasas is more than I’ll make in a lifetime I don’t think the townspeople are too aghast at the amount of money being spent on this little tiff. They want the kid GONE, and they probably are thrilled at what happened today. They probably wouldn’t even blink an eye and would probably pay happily if the police parked a full time unit in front of his house.

  • Kirsten

    Since the medium income in Calabasas is more than I’ll make in a
    lifetime I don’t think the townspeople are too aghast at the amount of
    money being spent on this little tiff.

    It wasn’t Calabasas police officers that served the warrant. It was LA County Sherrifs. LA County covers a massive area consisting of almost 10M people.

    The tax payers, rich and poor, across LA Country paid for that raid. I’m sure that there are lots of people who would like the police to come and chase undesirables from their neighborhoods – some of those undesirables are probably committing much more serious crimes than egging.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    LA County covers a massive area consisting of almost 10M people. The tax payers, rich and poor, across LA Country paid for that raid.

    Not true. The city of Calabasas contracts with the LA County Sheriff for policing, so the costs had to be covered by Calabasas’ payments to the county, not from the general pot. The property tax payers of the city of Calabasas paid for that raid.

    The LA County Sheriff also doesn’t police the vast majority of the 10 million people in LA County — only the unincorporated areas and the smaller cities that specifically contract with the sheriff’s office rather than providing their own policing. The LA Police Department polices the very large portion of the county that is the city of Los Angeles; the Long Beach PD is the other major urban police department, but many of the midsized cities also have their own.

    (I’m slowly working on a novel set in the Los Angeles area, in which these jurisdictional things matter, so I’ve had to look them up.)

  • Tess Herself

    Property taxes are what pay the police….we should all be thankful for rich people who have big homes and corporations with big office buildings ’cause they help us all pay for necessary services. I am sure the officers working on the Bieber “case” aren’t doing this 365 days a year but every once in a while they can assist those who “pay” a big portion of their salary. Laws are in place to benefit everyone, and that does include the rich.

  • Kirsten

    Not true. The city of Calabasas contracts with the LA County Sheriff for
    policing, so the costs had to be covered by Calabasas’ payments to the
    county, not from the general pot.

    Fine, if Calabasas pays time and materials for all police actions and everybody in Calabasas is rolling in money so they don’t mind, I guess I cannot complain about that.

    If they just pay a portion of the overall police budget based on size/traditional usage compared to the rest of the County, then its not just them paying for wasted resources.

  • Tess Herself

    It would be nice if socialism was the order of the day and no one was rich or poor and that social services like police protection was spread out equally among all communities so the have nots could have exactly as much as the haves. Oh, I forget, socialism just doesn’t seem to work, or at least history teaches us that.

  • Tess Herself

    So the rich living in LA County and paying a heck of a lot of tax dollars aren’t deserving of police intervention when a hoodlum destroys personal property. Guess the rich just need to resort to vigilantism when their personal space and rights are violated….their grievances are seemingly minor and not worth the protection they pay for. Ok, then.

  • taylor

    The speeding through a neighborhood is far more serious than this egging incident. The same goes for the hundreds of Paparazzi that chase Justin through the streets of this community.
    I’m sure there are plenty of rich people texting while they’re driving or driving under the influence of all sorts of “legal substances” that the eight patrolman could have been looking out for on the gold plated streets of this elite community. These types of problems are way more dangerous and have more serious consequences, than having to have your house replastered. I’d be far more concerned over things that could cause actual bodily harm to the residents of the community, and Justin’s reckless driving falls under that category.

  • Tess Herself

    I’m also sure there are plenty of law abiding people in Calabasas who aren’t texting and driving or driving under the influence who would like to be assured that a little hoodlum vandalizing their homes would be sought by the police in between chasing all those imaginary texters and drunk drivers.

  • Kirsten

    So the rich living in LA County and paying a heck of a lot of tax
    dollars aren’t deserving of police intervention when a hoodlum destroys
    personal property.

    I think that they deserve the same police response as the poor living in LA County get when a hoodlum destroys personal property.

    I don’t imagine that every time somebody tosses an egg in LA County, the event is attended by 8 police cars and 12 Sheriffs. I bet they don’t even show up if your car gets broken into.

  • taylor

    “So the rich living in LA County and paying a heck of a lot of tax dollars aren’t deserving of police intervention when a hoodlum destroys personal property.”

    Not to the tune of 8 police cars and helicopters! Not when there are other more serious issues that could use manpower. You can’t tell me that the streets and schools, even in this wealthy community, are 100% safe and there aren’t any cases that need time and attention. I guarantee you there are kids in high schools doing far worse than this, people speeding through school zones, domestic violence or assault cases, date rape, and theft of property going on every day- even in this wealthy neighborhood. Do all those incidents get the attention of the entire police force? Do they call out all 8 patrol cars and send in a helicopter every time they pull someone over for speeding, texting while driving, or a possible DUI? Because those incidences actually are much more serious crimes, as the repercussions could be injuries or deaths.

  • Tess Herself

    The “egg” is probably a symbol and not the entire reason a warrant was issued for Bieber’s home. I don’t think I’ll completely fall under TMZ’s spin. The “book” on Bieber is probably long and varied based on what has been reported to the general public and I am sure the judge issuing the warrant has far more information than we have about what is allegedly going on behind his closed front door.

  • taylor

    The crimes listed above aren’t imaginary. They happen everyday in every community, no matter how rich its residents are.

  • Tess Herself

    Having been to Calabasas I can tell you that the crime scenerios you are painting, though they may occur, are not something that requires 24/7, 52 week vigilance to the exclusion of everything else. Besides, I am sure, if all hell were to have broken out somewhere else while the officers were at Biebers that they would have been redirected to the emergency area immediately. And, unlike the TV shows that keep us glued to the edge of our seats, crime fighting is a lot of sitting around and waiting, endless bookwork, and lots of tedium.

  • iluvai

    Wow, he has a huge house. Seems so weird for a 19 year old.

  • Kirsten

    It would be nice if socialism was the order of the day and no one was
    rich or poor and that social services like police protection was spread
    out equally among all communities so the have nots could have exactly as
    much as the haves

    It is not a tenet of socialism that justice is blind. The idea that justice should be equal despite your wealth, power or influence dates back to the Magna Carta in 1215.

    While there may be rich people in Calbasas who are pleased with police resources being used on a fishing expedition to chase an egg-tosser out of the city, there are likely tax payers in LA County who are less affluent and would rather the resources be spent in other ways dealing with serious crimes.

    Oh, I forget, socialism just doesn’t seem to work, or at least history teaches us that.

    Neither does pure capitalism (look how well that worked out for the banks a few years ago when they drove the world into a recession and came cap in hand for the taxpayers to bail out their rich a$$es) or allowing people with the most money to dictate how policing/justice is done.

  • Dianne

    Someone on KFI radio in LA said it was molly, not cocaine. Don’t know for sure or if that is a less serious charge.

  • Stooch

    Actually the bailout was the antithesis of capitalism and much closer to what socialism is ;)

  • Disraeli99

    This little punk and his team are scraping the bottom to try and change him image… sorry, egging houses ain’t gonna getcha that street cred JBob, lol… what an assclown.

  • bearcatnat

    Is that guy being arrested wearing a shirt that says EGG$?? Priceless! Also, please help me to understand how eggs do $20,000 worth of damage? Were they ostrich eggs?

  • jeffreyd95821

    To those of you who are outraged over the 12 police officers and 8 cars that were sent: it was a FELONY search warrant. That many officers is normal if the warrant has been upgraded to felony. One of my neighbors had a felony warrant served to her. She had, you guessed it, 8 police officers AND two German shepherd dogs at her apartment. With dogs I assume they were looking for drugs. They obviously didn’t find anything because they were gone pretty quick. But with a felony warrant, they aren’t going to send one or two officers. They take that way seriously and will send too many officers rather than not enough. Those people in Calabasas pay a boatload more in taxes than us common folk, and it’s their own police department. Let those taxes go to work then. Whether anything comes of this or not, maybe it will scare the little turd straight?

  • Dianne

    Do we really know for sure what was in the search warrant? Might have been more than the egg thing. Just sayin’.

  • Kirsten

    Someone on KFI radio in LA said it was molly

    Molly is Ecstasy – or in this case, maybe we should say: Eggstacy

    X gets used at a lot of raves and by teens partying.

  • Dianne

    Fancy Venetian plaster über expensive to repair.

  • Kirsten

    The “egg” is probably a symbol and not the entire reason a warrant was issued for Bieber’s home.

    The “egg” is why the warrant was granted. Warrants ought not to be fishing expeditions. Judges are usually pretty strict about that or the warrant gets tossed by another judge and the first judge ends up with egg on their face.

    While executing a search warrant for specific items, if they see evidence of a crime in plain sight, they can act on that. They aren’t even allowed to open drawers or closets unless it is reasonable for them to think it might contain an egg or surveillance tapes.

    The nonsense that the police on TV shows get away with during searches does not fly in the real world.

  • Kirsten

    Actually the bailout was the antithesis of capitalism and much closer to what socialism is ;)

    I know. But the banks used the argument of capitalism to get rid of a bunch of laws they claimed where stifling capitalism (which was true). What the laws actually did though was prevent exactly what happened. The banks suddenly got socialist when they were about to fail.

    Unbridled capitalism doesn’t work any better than unbridled socialism.

    And more justice for the wealthy, powerful than the poor, weak has been a recipe for disaster just about everywhere. If feudal Europe can recognize that back in 1215, that says something.

  • Stooch

    Well with anything, it’s usually people who ruin it. Even if we found the perfect system people would find a way to screw it up. Sadly it’s usually the people who profess to love something the most that are usually the ones who end up destroying it.

  • Truthiness2U

    I believe as it as a general felony warrant (property damage amount was above a certain sum), they pretty had the right to search the premise to find whatever, and did.

    ETA: whoops! saw below that someone explained it. Yep. That’s how it rolls.

  • geekygirl

    Well said Kristen, as always, funny and bangs the nail on the head. The voice of reason!

    These are my thoughts exactly! Take away the dollar signs and the famous names and the basic story is neighbourhood punk kid and his friends commit vandalism.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Well, I don’t think that all of the examples that you mentioned are similar in terms of impact. Personally, I take the Phil Robertson and Paula Deen instances more seriously than the others because it showed me that there is still a substantial faction of misguided/ignorant people who support racism, homophobia and misogyny. Plus, the PR example showed how $$$ controls everything at A&E.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Clearly, this isn’t just about this latest incident. The size of the “raid” indicates that the authorities have been compelled (probably by the entire neighborhood) to “teach Justin a lesson”, and the egging incident has the potential to be prosecuted as a felony, so this was their chance to give Justin a serious “message”.

  • Miz

    I doubt it will scare him at all and I’ll bet he’s enjoying the media saying ‘all this over eggs and boys will be boys.’

  • Miz

    And very expensive imported wood doors and trim. Just pressure washing or sand blasting the egg off can cause irreparable damage. Then there is damage from the egg getting into window and door casings. Quite the mess, and if the Sheriff is to be believed, extensive damage covering the entire front of the neighbors house.

    As an artist, I often used egg tempera for its rapid drying and longevity. I wouldn’t want to be the person who has to clean it up.

  • Miz

    Now I’m wishing I had been counting how many officers and cars responded when my car was broken into, burglaries (investigated after the fact), murder in front of my house, a neighbor’s raid for felony possession of illegal downloads, and other crimes in my less wealthy neighborhood.

    I remember only ‘lots’ and was surprised by the response. No paparazzi or news helicopters though. So there is that.

  • http://www.glitzngrits.com/ AlesheaDominique

    I was listening to the radio yesterday when I hear about this. The DJ was annoyed and goes, “11 Cops cars showed up at Bieber’s house after he egged his neighbors house. Is he a punk? Sure but 11 cop cars?! Here in West Dallas you’re luck if you get one after your neighbor is shot”

  • Cary Gonzalez

    Over a year ago I predicted that this little turd was just a trainwreck in the making. I wonder if he realizes that egging houses is something that junior high school kids do at Halloween and there is nothing bad-ass about it? What a loser…

  • Tess Herself

    People who throw figurative eggs, ie the DJ, may want to research how a felony warrant is served. One here in Utah, on a drug bust, had officers from several different jurisdictions as well as a swat team. Sadly, one of the officers was killed when the drug fueled resident took exception to the warrant. Based on historical reports about Bieber’s house and his entourage I am sure that safety precautions were a must. And an incident (ie reporting someone being shot) always begins small until the situation is accessed. That is textbook law enforcement.

  • Tess Herself

    Bieber is pretty much dead in the water. He has several hundred million bucks banked, I’m sure…he can just go about spending it ’cause his career is just about shot. He’s just not that cute, flop haired little kid who all the tweenies had the hots for, anymore. He is an increasingly ugly adult with little talent whose fan base is growing up a lot faster than he is.

  • Tinawina

    I agree not all the offenses are similar in level of seriousness, but just the same, none of these people are truly important other than that they are famous. Yes Phil Robertson deserved to get blowback for being ignorant, but he’s still just a guy with a reality show. Publicly calling him out is needed, but this staying in the news for weeks accompanied by heated dialoge and reignited culture wars is just wearing me out. And when that one is out of the news cycle, another one takes its place. I would love to see people get this worked up about actual tangible policies more often, instead of selectively reported celebrity shenanigans.”Entertainment Related Dumbass Says/Does Something Dumb – Cue The Outrage!” is like the standard headline of the week lately.

  • Miz

    The residents of the City of Calabasis pay $4+ million to the Sheriff’s Dept, or 41% of their annual budget. Figures from their 2013-14 published budget.

    Sheriffs who would respond to issues within Calabasis come from the local Sheriff’s station which I believe is in Hidden Hills.

  • Miz

    Oh the irony.

  • Dianne

    That must have been a heck of a lot of eggs to damage nearly the entire front as the victim’s house dwarfs Bieber’s large (by ordinary standards) home. What a waste.

  • Incipit

    I’m resisting the temptation to ‘crack’ any ‘yolks’ about eggs. OK, no I’m not – but I will!! *snerk @ Myself* This was NOT about searching for eggs, but even though that nonsense begs to be ridiculed, that actually makes for a Bieber-Spin – so I’ll avoid it from now on.

    So – Fact:

    Damage done in this act of vandalism exceeded the amount set by statute to qualify for a felony – a much more serious crime. Over $1000 in damage would have qualified. The number mentioned for repair costs is $20,000.

    A judge signed a Felony Search Warrant for Beiber’s premises. We don’t know what information the warrant contained that persuaded the judge to sign…but we are told the Police took the security system from the house.

    There is often an observed protocol in Law Enforcement for serving a Felony Search Warrant, which may differ from county to county. Some civilians think the protocol here is excessive. Police, obviously, do not, and the cars are equipped with Police Radios, if there had been a need to send them elsewhere.

    In Plain Sight was a person at the house in possession of a drug who was subsequently arrested during the serving of said warrant.

    That’s what I know, plus I learned many interesting peripheral facts – about the justice system in Calabasas, and the jumping frogs of Calaveras.

    But among the many things I don’t know yet – did the security system at Beiber’s house record him in the act of hurling multiple eggs at his neighbor’s home, or from what distance he threw them?? – I have to say I would find that even more worthy of ridicule, if his own security recorded him in the act of breaking the law. I would give up the egg puns gladly to comment on that – it’s even more Darwinian!!

    JMO.

  • emme1000

    Did you hear that Lil Za got arrested again on his way out of jail….for vandalism. He got angry and through a cell phone. Now we know where lil biebs gets it!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Another aspect of the PR and PD incidents is that it was a good lesson in how little we really “know” about celebs regardless of how “familiar” they appear to be on their shows.

  • http://www.glitzngrits.com/ AlesheaDominique

    Oh, I understand how the law works. I understanding talking about it because your are a top 40 station and that’s what Justin sings but this Dj was so invested and upset over this. I just found it amusing on his part.