*Master P and son Romeo were performing at a night club in Hourma, La last week when a crew of 40 narcotics officers filled the place, along with a SWAT team.
In attendance were about 80-100 people at the nearly 300-person capacity venue. The law enforcements’ objective was unknown. Some speculated it might have been racially motivated.
“It had racial overtones,” Jerome Boykin, head of Terrebonne’s NAACP told local paper Houma Today. “When you have white rock groups come to town you don’t have this much.”
In fact, just in February, metal band Styx performed at the local Hourma-Terrebonne Civic Center where about 5,000 fans attended, yet there was no SWAT team member in sight.
“I’ve been here all my life and never seen this much security for a concert,” exclaimed 40-year-old Houma resident Jerry Trosclair. “I don’t know what else it could be.”
According to police officials, their motives were Spring Break motivated, establishing a presence to prevent underage drinking.
“We concentrate our forces where we expect large amounts of people,” Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis explained. “We knew something was going on, and we had some extra forces during that time.”