How Would You Describe The Government's Handling Of Paris Jail Sentence?

@molusk (857)
Philippines
June 7, 2007 6:37pm CST
With regards to the abrupt sending home of Paris Hilton how would you describe now the handling of the Paris Hilton jail sentence by the Government ?
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@rsa101 (22783)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
I guess money really talks and makes sentences lighter compared to if you were just an ordinary citizen and broken the law. I just wished that the law could be applied equally to everybody but from what I observed they are just playing around the law to adjust to power, money and influential persons.
@molusk (857)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
Yup, a law within a law, I must say. An unwritten law for the rich, the powerful and the famous. Thank you. rsa101
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@lillake (1634)
• United States
7 Jun 07
If you've got money and fame you can do just about anything and not expevct to go to jail for it. She did 5 days and was released home. As if lounging by the pool is any kind of punishment for her.
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@molusk (857)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
Well, I think that is now how life is, in America and most someplace. A better way to punish the famed and the moneyed. Your response is appreciated, lillake.
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@eden32 (3976)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I've responded to a couple of posts about this here. I don't know what the norm is in California, but here in Massachusetts that's honestly more time than most DUI second offenders would see. My experience here is that most get their license pulled for a period of time and a fine (unless the DUI also involved an accident). And even when they pull your license, you can request a "Cinderella" license which lets you continue to drive during certain hours of the day, so as to get to work. Also, I've never been arrested but I have spent many hours visiting people in jail. Just visiting a jail is a horrible & degrading experience. The employees treat you as if you are a criminal too. The visits (here anyway) happen in a mixed area, so you may be visiting someone who's serving time for weed possession, but the guy at the table next to you could be a child rapist. Spending even 5 days actually locked up would be torture for me.
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@molusk (857)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
Thank you eden for sharing your horrible and degrading experience while visiting a jail in the US. Your response is appreciated.
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