“'Free Leo Chindamo': N-Dubz rapper Dappy sparks outrage as he pays tribute to headteacher Philip Lawrence's killer…
Dappy, whose cousin is X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos, paid tribute to the thug Learco Chindamo in his latest music video… Yesterday following a storm of protest, the foul-mouthed rapper, whose real name is Costadinos Contostavlos, claimed he did not realise Chindamo was a killer and apologised to Mr Lawrence’s family.
Incredibly, he said he thought the notorious west London criminal was in jail for robbery. The Italian-born thug was 15 when he stabbed Philip Lawrence as he intervened in a fight outside his school, St George’s in Maida Vale, in 1995. The 48-year-old father-of-four later died in hospital as Chindamo bragged about the crime to his gang…
Chindamo, who came to Britain at six, was jailed indefinitely for Mr Lawrence’s murder in 1996 and ordered to serve a minimum of 12 years. He was freed in 2010 but recalled to prison on licence after he was arrested at his home in Catford, South-East London, on suspicion of robbery in November last year...Here are a selection of comments the above article prompted:
Although he was acquitted of robbery, he remains in prison serving the rest of his original life term because he breached conditions of his licence – including associating with former gang members and drinking on the streets.
Yesterday, Dappy’s management company rushed to re-edit the video and pulled it from YouTube…
A violent truant, (Chindamo) had managed to avoid an education almost completely and carried a knife as a matter of habit. Instead of attending school, he preferred to live within his gang which roamed the burger bars and arcades of west London. They modelled themselves on Triads and called themselves the Wo Sing Wo, or Street Warriors.
On Friday December 8 1995, at the age of 15, he and other members of the posse found themselves at the gates of St George's School, where they planned to attack a boy who had quarrelled with a Filipino pupil.
Mr Lawrence saw what was happening and went to the 13-year-old's aid, bringing him face to face with Chindamo, who responded with kicks and punches. He was stabbed fatally in the heart with a single blow of Chindamo's knife.
Within hours of the attack, the teenage aggressor was back at one of his regular haunts, an amusement arcade in London's West End, boasting about what he had done.”
GrannyGiles: “Dappy was arrested for a violent knife crime himself! He has a criminal record but still managed to go to America as his record label crossed a few Palms with filthy lucre. He and Tulisa have thought out each "release" to ensure maximum publicity regardless of whether it is a positive message or not. The press and the public are being "played". She with her own phone filming her "sex act" which she released herself. Everything is calculated for it's "shock" and press value.”.
FRANCESCA: “This is a disgrace!!!!!!. What will teachers say ? Why is the society allowing all these so call celebrities to do whatever they want? What will the family and colleagues of the teacher say about that ? He died doing his job , trying to educate people.”
Peter: “Take a good look at him. Do you expect him to be smart?”
Inoffthered: “Just don't promote this fools music… Sad silly boy with no integrity.”
arthur: “I don't think anyone respects his opinions because to be honest he's a pretty talentless little twerp who thinks he's some kind of ghetto gangster. Laughable.“Learco Chindamo: a murderously criminal, immigrant footsoldier of the globalist New World Order.
Costadinos Contostavlos: a typically over-promoted, over-rewarded ‘talentless little twerp’-cum-second-generation immigrant footsoldier of the globalist New World Order.