RIVERVIEW (CBS Detroit/AP) – A Riverview man claims he’s responsible for starting a petition to get the Obama administration to deport troubled pop star Justin Bieber.
The petition, posted on whitehouse.gov on Jan. 23, reads:
“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations (sic) youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.”
Over 200,000 people have signed the petition.
Riverview resident Roger Skrzynski II told WDIV that he actually started the petition after Bieber’s DUI arrest in Miami Beach.
“He’s destructive, dangerous, a drug-abusive teen, and he needs to be deported,” Skrzynski, 24, told the TV station. “Your average immigrant, or someone who is here on a visa or a green card, would probably have already had hearings to be deported… Just because you have power, doesn’t mean you’re safe from the law.”
Bieber pleaded not guilty in Florida to charges of driving under the influence after driving nearly twice the speed limit on a Miami Beach street. He also pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.
Court records show that Bieber’s attorney filed a written plea in Miami-Dade County. Bieber already has an arraignment set for Feb. 14, but Florida law doesn’t require the 19-year-old pop star to be present.
Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff were arrested last week in Miami Beach during what police described as an illegal street drag race between a Lamborghini and a Ferrari. Neither has been charged with drag racing, which is a crime in Florida.
A preliminary toxicology report released Thursday showed that Bieber tested positive for marijuana and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. The report also shows no presence of other illicit drugs in Bieber’s system, such as cocaine or oxycodone. Bieber told police after the arrest that he had been smoking marijuana and took a prescription drug.
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