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Rollingthunder
5th May 2007, 03:27
Paris Hilton gets 45 days in jail

Ms Hilton must start her jail term next month .

Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton has been jailed for 45 days after being found guilty of violating her probation for a drink-driving conviction.
A Los Angeles judge ruled she must start her sentence on 5 June and has no prospect of an early release.

Ms Hilton told the judge she was very sorry and that she would "pay complete attention to everything" from now on.
The socialite said she did not know her license had been suspended when caught driving without headlights in February.

According to papers filed in Los Angeles' Superior Court, Ms Hilton was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers on 15 January and informed she was driving on a suspended license. She then reportedly signed a document acknowledging she was not allowed to drive.
I'm very sorry and from now on I'm going to pay complete attention to everything .

On 27 February, she was stopped by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for speeding on Sunset Boulevard with her car's headlights off and charged with violating her probation.
Although Ms Hilton maintained she was not aware her license had been suspended, court papers said the document she signed in January was found in her car's glove compartment.
She was also accused of failing to enrol in an alcohol education programme by a court-ordered deadline.

Late entrance
Ms Hilton was sentenced to three years probation, fined $1,150 (£582), and lost her license at the end of January after pleading no contest to a drink driving charge in September.

Despite prosecutors saying the heiress deserved a jail sentence prior to Friday's hearing, Ms Hilton arrived at the court at least 10 minutes late.
Her mother, Kathy, laughed when the demand for a custodial sentence was made during the prosecution's closing argument and asked Judge Michael Sauer for his autograph.

BBC on-line



tinpis
5th May 2007, 03:48
You have that much munny and you drive yourself?:uhoh:

Well she can occupy herself in the woodwork classes the ladies there are pretty much into tongue in grooving :rolleyes:

Buster Hyman
5th May 2007, 06:58
I guess its Top Dogs lucky day! (Month):E

arcniz
5th May 2007, 07:12
ttinpis says:
the ladies there are pretty much into tongue in grooving

Not being argumentative, mind you, but one wonders how you came to possess this tit-bit of knowledge?

seekayess
5th May 2007, 08:11
:ugh:

Thought there would be peechas of different kinda Hilton Headlights!!

Disappointed!! :E

Capt. Queeg
5th May 2007, 09:48
Shame to see the (celebrity) mighty fall. That's the first photo of poor Paris seen without a smirk or smile on her face.

Come on, 45 days?? A bit stiff. Give her some community service like that silly ******, Naomi Campbell got.

When Bondy went to jail, he made friends by teaching all the crims how to get rich. Not sure what Paris is gonna trade to stay out of trouble.

Still... at least in womens' prison you can bend over for the soap without too much risk.

G-ALAN
5th May 2007, 09:54
Still... at least in womens' prison you can bend over for the soap without too much risk.

Dunno about that, have you seen some of the 'women' in there?

Useless bitch deserved it. What is she actually famous for?

tony draper
5th May 2007, 09:59
Just watched it,they won't hold her long she's that skinny she could slither out betwixt the cell bars,don't understand how chaps can find that anorexic creature attractive,however one will allow the poor lass has reguar features and is quite fair of face
:uhoh
:rolleyes:

TheGorrilla
5th May 2007, 11:10
Womens prison eh???....... Kick start the strap-on babe!!! :ooh:

Radar66
5th May 2007, 11:33
Nah - the strap on is an 'offensive weapon' or so i'm lead to believe....

the numpty had just better make sure that she's bending over for the ONLY soap bar in the showers.....

Impress to inflate
5th May 2007, 12:13
G-ALAN, she is famous for making a reasonable first attempt at staring in a home made porn film and something to do with an over priced hotel.

11Fan
5th May 2007, 16:47
Actually, Paris was delivered unto us "famous".

Paris Hilton
5th May 2007, 17:49
You guys!

The plan is nicole will smuggle in a minicam to lynwood. I secretly video the proceedings. Out in 7 days for 'good behavior'. Release on internet.

Only thing is, my attorney is very determined, and insists that he will single-handedly get me off.

DaveO'Leary
5th May 2007, 22:23
Hi Paris
"Only thing is, my attorney is very determined, and insists that he will single-handedly get me off."

Can I be your attorney:E

G-CPTN
5th May 2007, 22:28
Actually, Paris was delivered unto us "famous".
Why was she called Paris and not Bangkok or even Phucket? :confused:

Fun Police
6th May 2007, 04:14
with any luck she will become quickly institutionalized and we'll never have to see her again.

Paris Hilton
6th May 2007, 04:56
Institutionalized. Gives me a headache just typing it.

Anagrams:-

Doziest, initial nut.
Idolize in its taunt.
It ends utilization.

Or if spelt with an 's'.

Insinuate solid tit.
So initiated in lust.
Ideal institutions.

Takan Inchovit
6th May 2007, 10:55
Paris could have "left town' but stayed and faced the music, more power to the lass.

green granite
6th May 2007, 11:37
Is it a co-incidence that she is a blonde?:hmm:

Lon More
6th May 2007, 13:09
Maybe when let out she will have widened the circle of her friends?

El Grifo
6th May 2007, 13:21
How come the sentence does not come into force until June.


Does she have some prior commitment or what ??? :hmm:

TamedBill
6th May 2007, 13:23
green granite;
Is it a co-incidence that she is a blonde? :hmm:

No, after 45 days in Jail she'll have nice dark roots and her suntan will have faded :}

I hope they confiscate her makeup bag too.

I love it when airhead high maintenance women are deprived of their props :}

Defenestrator
6th May 2007, 20:18
I got a tenner that says she'll never serve a day. The appeal system in the US is something else.

D:}

Dea Certe
6th May 2007, 21:22
The drink/drive laws are taken very seriously here in California. I am surprised poor little Paris hadn't already received an arrrest warrant for failing to sign up for the alcohol education class. I am somewhat surprised they are not letting her chose the jail of her choice. Seems one can pay about $45 a day to stay in a jail the future prisoner thinks is better. Lynwood is a rough one, from what I hear.

A better class of criminal in Malibu or West L.A. Haven't ever been in one (other than a tour given by a cop on a "ride-along") I can only go on rumor.

Dea

El Grifo
6th May 2007, 21:42
But ------How come the sentence does not come into force until June

That is what I would like to know.

G-CPTN
6th May 2007, 22:46
Methinks it might be to allow time for an appeal?

Dea Certe
6th May 2007, 23:00
G-CPT is probably right about the time for an appeal. Also, in certain circumstances, time is given to get business affairs in order before the sentence begins. I refuse to even think about what affairs Paris might have that need sorting. :*

Dea

NIGELINOZ
7th May 2007, 06:54
"Paris Hilton"-There must be some good anagrams there!
(Hi,split on rap?)

onetrack
7th May 2007, 07:01
I haven't got a problem with Paris's headlights, if she wants to flash 'em at me .. :E

non iron
7th May 2007, 08:51
Will her circle have been widened by new friends ?

green granite
7th May 2007, 09:02
There must be some good anagrams there!

I SPIN HARLOT, among others

non iron
7th May 2007, 10:11
Hope she goes down.

Mind , what message does this fiasco send to the kids infected by showbiz media ? Do what you like, money in your pocket and have a guaranteed different outcome to being skint.

ln the UK bins will be emptied alternate weeks.

Fortnightly is not pc.

Alternate is the way to go.

Middle Ages was cheap, so we`ll give that a go until the first poor sod catches the plague.

2p!ssed2drive
7th May 2007, 11:35
isn't it amazing what you can achieve when you've got...... two dots and a dash... and alotta mullah! :}

Paris Hilton
7th May 2007, 15:00
Paris Whitney Hilton (no, not Houston).

Anagrams:-

It is healthy win porn.
Hot win slithery pain.
Whorish, in patiently.

onetrack
7th May 2007, 15:14
non-iron .. I think the best description for her situation is .....


When the load gets tough .. it's not quite so tough, if you're loaded .. :hmm:

shnev
7th May 2007, 23:26
she drives a bentley GT coninental.

at least she's got a good taste in cars... or maybe she just chose the most expensive one :}

see this video of her boyfriend crashing it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6DHWCCwHyQ


and her running out of fuel! (this is a MUST SEE)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhVjeqXLGg

:}

AntiCrash
8th May 2007, 04:49
This is a stellar opportunity for a reality tv show. They need to put a television camera in her jail cell and give the profits to MADD.
:cool:

West Coast
8th May 2007, 05:22
Funny how something like this can bring people together. I see all types of talking heads from far left to far right and the rest of us in the middle all enjoying her misfortune.

Ultralights
8th May 2007, 05:40
all he needed after that was a lighter!

i loved the way she just threw the change in the back seat! :} like, whateva!

2p!ssed2drive
9th May 2007, 03:43
Oh dear!

That video of Paris running out of fuel is absolutely freaking hilarious!

'Like, Whatever!'

What's the deal with that paris?

G-CPTN
9th May 2007, 13:59
Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton is backing an online petition seeking a pardon of her 45-day prison sentence because she enlivens "mundane" lives.
As in, Could you please repeat that, as I don't believe what I think I am hearing?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6637855.stm

C130 Techie
9th May 2007, 14:52
Perhaps when they do eventually lock her up they could conveniently misplace the key....... for 20 years or so.

XXTSGR
9th May 2007, 14:57
The petition paints Ms Hilton as a role model who "provides hope for young people all over the US and the world. She provides beauty and excitement to (most of) our otherwise mundane lives". In other words, "She's good looking, so she should be let off". :yuk: :ugh:

scruggs
9th May 2007, 14:57
I think South Park summed her up aptly:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stupid_Spoiled_Whore_Video_Playset

boogie-nicey
9th May 2007, 15:05
The petition further demonstrates what ivory white towers these people live in. It claims that she didn't kill or hurt anyone and that we all make mistakes. This is a form of legal self-assessment (the inland revenue would be proud), don't these numpties realise that if those comments were to apply then the vast majority of defendants in the US and perhaps the world would go free, as long as they promised not to do it again. Just a quick one ......

Dear Arnie,

May we remind you that your office exists to serve the very people whom elected you and upload a legal system that defines the criteria for the protection of persons and property. Along with a police force that is charged with the very enforcement of those laws against any perpertrators you should uphold the law for the sake of the people of california. Paris Hilton has been tried in a court of law which is the very same mechanism used to hear cases of much greater seriousness and gravity. Do not allow such individuals to mock the legal and social system at the expense of the law abiding majority. Further the time in jail is there to 'assist' in Paris Hilton's rehabilitation and to forego such a sentence would not present her with the best opportunity to rectify her attituides and mannerisms towards the rest of society.

Failing that Governor you should 'saddle up', 'lock and load' and exclaim 'show time' before parading down to the local courthouse where the unncessary use of your weaponary on anyone or anything that moves. This would cause the casualty numbers to rise faster than Ms Hilton's online petition signatures before kicking the courtroom doors and throwing Ms Hilton over your shoulder (just like you did for your buddies back in 'Nam). Oh yes I almost forgot upon exiting the building you'll be surrounded by most of the Los Angeles Police Department's cops at which point you can give one of your inspiring speeches. ;)

Okay I can now find a bucket and throw up.
:ok:

Re-entry
9th May 2007, 15:07
I think she does 'enliven mundane lives'. She's an unapologetic self-publicist and an unending source of entertainment. She's a supernova (no thread drift here) in a grey and crappy world.

We need people like her.

I am 99% sure the 'out of gas' video was totally staged.

I also have a tenner she won't do a day in the clink.

Her younger sister is gorgeous, btw.

Binoculars
9th May 2007, 15:07
Stupidity so profound can only be inherited. Her mother's comments at the sentencing proved it.

A whole family of rich idiots? Rejoice, America, you finally have your own royal family!

PanPanYourself
11th May 2007, 15:19
what a shocker (http://edition.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/05/11/paris.hilton.ap/index.html)

mt1832
11th May 2007, 17:31
Hope she goes down.

.

She does, I've seen the video!

The Otter's Pocket
11th May 2007, 17:40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3_iYhynoHM

This sums it up

Dea Certe
11th May 2007, 18:07
Rut-roh, breaking news here. Arnold had been called off the Paris Pardon case to address the wild fire situation in Catalina.

Stand by.

Dea

Foss
11th May 2007, 19:44
Otter mate, I nearly choked laughing at that South Park clip.
The woman is a headcase, I doubt she'll do any time worth speaking of.
Fos

MadsDad
11th May 2007, 20:08
According to what I have just reds the 'Send Paris Hilton to Jail' e-petition has been getting far more people signed up to than the 'Free Paris Hilton' one.

Decisions, decisions........ :confused:

Doodlebug
11th May 2007, 21:21
Sink the useless moo! :}

Loose rivets
12th May 2007, 00:01
One is waiting for the "Chicks in Chains" video to be leaked.:E

con-pilot
12th May 2007, 00:33
There was a well advertised "Free Paris" demonstration today in New York City.



Three (3) people showed up, that's right 3 people. There were about 50 media people.

Don't ya love it! :ok:

The Otter's Pocket
12th May 2007, 08:37
Foss - you are very welcome.

I bet at least one of the "Free Paris" brigade looked like her, plastic face, vomit and gag lines around her mouth and no schwapps.

TamedBill
12th May 2007, 13:29
Does anyone know if there is a 'Give Paris the chair' petition and if so do you have a link?

MadsDad
13th May 2007, 12:05
There is - try Google 'Paris Hilton Petition Chair' (not posted link to save mods having to review it).

And latest news is the 'Jail Paris Hilton' petition is outrunning the 'Save Paris Hilton' petition by about 2:1.

Keef
13th May 2007, 17:45
Coming in at the end here, and maybe my sheltered existence is confusing me, but...

How can you put a hotel in prison?

Loose rivets
13th May 2007, 19:53
A lot of their hotels are like prisons...but without pool tables and four squares a day free of charge.

El Grifo
17th May 2007, 13:27
Sentence now halfed due to "good behavior"

WTF is that all about.:ugh:

Anything do do with the fact that in the US like many other countries, "justice" is only available to those that can afford it.:yuk:

Airbus38
17th May 2007, 13:28
I liked Moyles' take on the radio this morning...

"Good behaviour? What, like not drink driving?"

Bus_Bar
17th May 2007, 13:30
I've spent a night in Paris Hilton - crap, smelt bad.

G-CPTN
17th May 2007, 13:38
Was there room to swing a cat?

Bus_Bar
17th May 2007, 13:48
hardly, did smell bad though

Binoculars
17th May 2007, 13:56
According to the LA County Sherriff, the good behaviour included turning up to court in person. Well, that sounds fair enough to me.

Justice for all is alive and well, but especially if you are a rich vacuous empty headed slut who's never worked a day in her life but "adds a touch of beauty and excitement to our humdrum lives".

None of us really needed any convincing that the rich inhabit a different system with a different set of rules, but this certainly puts the icing, candles and lots of sparklers on the cake. The really sad part is there are those who think this is the right thing to happen, and those same people have the right to vote.

God Bless America. I hope someone is going to keep a close eye on the bank accounts of the LA County Sherriff.

seekayess
17th May 2007, 19:14
I've spent a night in Paris Hilton - crap, smelt bad.


Didja miss out a word or two there, then?



I've spent a night in Paris, at the Hilton - crap, smelt bad.



Smelt bad, eh? :E

Bus_Bar
17th May 2007, 19:32
well spotted CKS ;)

con-pilot
17th May 2007, 19:42
Now, now, now let us not be so negative toward the LA County Sheriff's Department. :=

I mean if she had killed anyone she wouldn't be going to jail at all. :p

Bus_Bar
17th May 2007, 19:43
That's true. You only end up on death row, if you can't afford a lawyer.....

con-pilot
17th May 2007, 19:48
That's true. You only end up on death row, if you can't afford a lawyer.....

Kinda, but only if you're rich and famous in Southern California. ;)

Bus_Bar
17th May 2007, 19:54
Quite. I don;t think we'll see Scott Peterson walking into a fast food restaurant again (alledgedly).

bugg smasher
18th May 2007, 07:23
God Bless America. I hope someone is going to keep a close eye on the bank accounts of the LA County Sherriff.'

Look Binos, yer really startin to piss me off. You act as if Oz were a chosen, law abiding land o' eternally righteous honey n' milk, annointed by God herself. Impossible to be wrong from such a high ground.

If you want to pick a fight girlfriend, why not pick on someone yer own size, make a mon of ya'.

seekayess
18th May 2007, 09:18
Hey girls, CAT FIGHT!! Go for it!! :}

mountjoy
18th May 2007, 13:29
Me thinks bugg smasher has got a Paris hilton 'thang' going on !!
How can you defend such a waste of oxygen !! Rich air headed little whore who doesn't bring anything to society !!

Stop watching MTV and see the real world !!

Oh sorry i see your from New York, just another south londoner with an american accent, more gucci anyone :}

Binoculars
18th May 2007, 14:35
No, Mr Smasher is very much on target. I'm surprised it took so long. It's not that Oz is clean and fresh and innocent, bugg, and I really don't care what Americans do in the privacy of their own country. It's just that to borrow an old cliche (as opposed to a new cliche) when America sneezes, we catch a cold.

It's what you might call the trickle down effect, except that as opposed to economics, it really does work with brainless public entertainment, so we are assailed with the dregs of the American public because our mindless public is just as mindless as theirs.

Yes, yes, if we didn't get rubbish for the masses from the US we would have to search for it somewhere else, but I have huge doubts that we have yet got to the stage where such a monstrous inside joke could be perpetrated BY our legal system, apparently engendering little more than a yawn from the populace.

My concern is that it can't be far away; this is just another brick in the wall. err, to coin a phrase.........

West Coast
18th May 2007, 21:28
"when America sneezes, we catch a cold"

You choose to catch that cold, its not a forgone conclusion. Any Americanism's you observe dunnunda may have been introduced by a Yank, but it sticks because of local desires.

Binoculars
19th May 2007, 00:35
Yeah, it was purely our local desire to send soldiers to Iraq too.

Tell me, Westie, in your predictable jump to defend Amurrica from any hint of criticism, are you honestly not horrified that a legal system could so blatantly be corrupted by celebrity? A halving of a sentence for good behaviour before the poor dear even gets to jail? I repeat that it's a nauseating joke. If you want to defend it, go your hardest, just don't expect me to take you seriously.

I

Loose rivets
19th May 2007, 01:54
Didn't I mention a while back that you don't have to knock America anymore...their show, 'Boston Legal', does it magnificently, to the point where even I cringe at the self criticism.

West Coast
19th May 2007, 05:18
Its easy to blame the US for the ills of other countries. So much easier to search externally rather than the introspective look that's needed.

"Predictable," you have to be kidding or more likely don't really read posts well. I have been highly critical of the US legal system, for far longer than you have been blaming it for your countries ills.

Within reason and used on the proper class of prisoner, the concept of time off for good behavior is an acceptable way of encouraging proper behavior.
So would a good beating by the guards, but I digress.

Paris is entitled to the same incentives as you or I should we be thrown in jail.
That said, I'm happy to see her being held accoutable by this judge.

Binoculars
19th May 2007, 06:44
Paris is entitled to the same incentives as you or I should we be thrown in jail.

Indeed. I'm just not aware of the concept of good behaviour being the justification for reducing a sentence before the rich bimb... sorry, the defendant actually makes it to jail. Perhaps this is a normal situation in your country. Perhaps you could supply an example of a black drug addict who's been given the same treatment.

Reading my last few posts and your response, Westie, you haven't remotely begun to address the issues I have raised. Let's start with a simple one. Are you, deep in your heart, uncomfortable with the idea of the legal system blatantly laughing in the face of all ordinary Americans by applying special treatment to a rich bimbo?

So much easier to search externally rather than the introspective look that's needed.
I believe I addressed that comment previously. If you don't want to hear it, or if you didn't understand it, there is little point in continuing the discussion.

XXTSGR
19th May 2007, 11:36
I must admit that I'm intrigued that "turning up to court" is considered good behaviour.

She and the judge have made the entire "Justice" system a laughing stock. Or perhaps the State Governor wants a starring role in her next movie... ;)

seekayess
19th May 2007, 15:11
Was watching a re-run of a Jay Leno show

He said: "Paris was to undergo 45 days in prison, and this has been reduced by 23 days for 'Good Behaviour' to 22 days incaceration. But how does 'Good Behaviour' come up BEFORE she goes to jail? I guess the Judge got to see one her latest videos for that!!"

Says it all, doesn't it? :rolleyes:

con-pilot
19th May 2007, 18:04
Didn't I mention a while back that you don't have to knock America anymore...their show, 'Boston Legal', does it magnificently, to the point where even I cringe at the self criticism.

All too true Loose. The politicizing of "Boston Legal" is getting so bad that I'm surprised that they do not list Micheal Moore as 'Creative Director' and their official website as Moveon.org.

Now back to our poor little rich girl. Reading the small print on the Judge's ruling she will only have to serve half her sentence if her behavior remains good while in jail. Also please remember that she will be serving in the county lock-up (jail) not one of the Federal 'white line/country club' minimum security prisons.

Reason for the term 'white line' is in these style of minimum security prisons is there is a white line painted on the ground that the inmates are not allowed to cross except with permission.


And never forget, this is happening in:

HOLLYWOOD

OH YES IT'S

HOLLYWOOD!

West Coast
19th May 2007, 23:08
"I'm just not aware of the concept of good behaviour being the justification for reducing a sentence before the rich bimb..."

No, you had it right, bimbo.

Whether she's told this in advance or during her first day, if the concept of good behavior remains the same. If she's inclined to be a good girl for a reward of early release, it doesn't matter if it comes before or on day one.

Yes, early releases do happen for drug dealers. Even they can be enticed to act properly.

"Are you, deep in your heart, uncomfortable with the idea of the legal system blatantly laughing in the face of all ordinary Americans by applying special treatment to a rich bimbo?"

You're straying. This doesn't apply to the catching a cold analogy, no matter how far out you draw it. To answer your question, if its happens then yes of course it bothers me, i.e., OJ Simpson. The thing is however, Paris isn't getting special treatment, which is what I love about it.

I answered your question, now answer mine, how is the rest of the world catching a cold from Paris getting released? Is the US letting people out early the reason Vietnam is considering releasing Gary Glitter early? Has it trickled down past western countries and to former foes now?

boogie-nicey
7th Jun 2007, 15:54
I can't believe it, she's out already on some phoney medical issue. Wow she must be one of the first people to ever fall ill in jain, what a novelty.

The best comment came from her PA who claimed she was punished for being a celebrity. Oh sure as if I would have been let loose under similar circumstances, give me a break :yuk:

Binoculars
7th Jun 2007, 16:07
The thing is however, Paris isn't getting special treatment, which is what I love about it.

Whatever you say is fine with me, Westie.

El Grifo
7th Jun 2007, 17:04
It is being reported that she was refusing to eat prison food, ergo making herself ill due to lack of nutrition. Because of this "illness", her attorney asked for an early release.

What a bloody disgrace, what a sad, but totally predictable reflection on the justice system.

Wonder just how much this early release to "home confinement" cost her.

"Justice in the US, only available to those that can afford it"

con-pilot
7th Jun 2007, 17:31
"Justice in the US, only available to those that can afford it"

Not quite, once again people are jumping to the conclusion that Hollywood, San Fransisco and California represent the United States, sorry it does not.

From what I have seen on TV and heard on the radio morning drive talk shows (No, not Rush Limbaugh.) I would hazard to guess that 99% of Americans are really annoyed that Paris Hilton has been released.

If the above quote is true then please explain why all the senior executive officers of Enron are in Prison, how did Martha Stewart end up in prison or Lorena Hensley end up in prison. The chief officers of World Comm, etc ended up in prison.

I have flown multi billionaires to federal prison, more than you would believe, most for tax evasion. Johnny Cash served time to mention one more. Now while in the federal prison system do these people receive differential treatment, yes they do, but they are still in prison.

The main reason these high profile people receive differential treatment is not necessarily because they are rich and/or famous. No it is because it easier on the prison system on the whole to keep these people away from the general prison population. We never flew the "rich and/or famous" prisoners on the Boeings, we used the small corporate type jets. We did not need to have the other 100 some odd prisoners creating problems for the guards on the Boeings just because someone famous was on the aircraft.

So one more time people.

IT IS HOLLYWOOD, not the real United States.

AcroChik
7th Jun 2007, 18:10
Quote of the year:

"I want to be an example to other young people."
~ Paris Hilton as she was being led to jail.

I found out today that this person and I are the same age.

El Grifo
7th Jun 2007, 18:11
Fair comment con and duly noted.

I am just so pissed at the inevitability of the situation and therefore shooting from the hip.

Cheers
El G.

con-pilot
7th Jun 2007, 18:14
That's alright my friend, there is a lot lot of real annoyed folks over here for the same reason. :ok:


(Does OJ come to mind? :ugh:)

seekayess
7th Jun 2007, 18:16
this person and I are the same age


The question, dear AcroC, is that of assets! :E


PH has some that seem to turn on people, though she leaves ME cold! :}

Wee Jock McPlop
7th Jun 2007, 18:58
Pretty sad reflection on our society/s when an individual like this rises to celebrity status.

Rich - yes.
Talented - no.
Attractive - no (personal opinion - cold fish springs to mind).
Personality - zero.

CWL2YOW
7th Jun 2007, 19:11
She will be under house confinement in her West Hollywood home for 40 days, where she has a 3000-4000 ft. radius of freedom. Her jail cell was 96 square feet. After the 40 days are up, the police say she will have "fulfilled her debt to society."

It was made clear that Paris was not released early - she was reassigned -she is technically still in custody.

Only the a$$e$ who run the LA County sheriffs department would say she was not released early with a straight face. She went from prison to a mansion. I'm not technically an architect, but those don't sound like the same thing. And I'm sure this sentence will get cut in half too. By tomorrow, they'll take off the house arrest ankle bracelet and replace it with the Congressional Medal of Valor, and they'll do it in one of those big ceremonies like at the end of Star Wars. And sell the rights to Hello Magazine for $10Bn.

con-pilot
7th Jun 2007, 19:14
I'm not technically an architect, but those don't sound like the same thing.

Ya think! :ok: :D:D:D

G-CPTN
7th Jun 2007, 19:29
Beeb reports that such 'tagged home-arrest' sentences are not without precedence for 'crimes' such as PH's. Of course, other offenders probably don't have the benefit of such generous houses in which to be confined.
The significant advantage that PH is thought to have had is the wherewithal to finance a lawyer to spend hours in the prison with her jailers to 'work out' the compromise.
In other Countries, prisoners are allowed to nominate a substitute to serve their incarceration. Others permit 'blood money' to be paid in lieu of prison terms.
In general, I believe that serious offenders in the US of A receive much harsher sentences than in the UK (where those except lifers can reckon on a 50% reduction in their term). I understand that PH has lost her reduction and now has to 'serve' the original period.
I still think the b*tch is a useless air-head waste of space. She should do the World a favour and use her fortune to secrete herself in some remote location such as Mustique. If I never hear anything about her again it will be too soon.

zed3
7th Jun 2007, 19:39
Here here . Whilst we are on the subject (?) what about those three UK business men held in the US for yonks pending trial , having been exported by T . Bliar and his bunch -reciprocal agreement (!) . Where is the justice (logic) ?
Sorry ..... knock at the door , got to go .

tony draper
7th Jun 2007, 19:51
They threw her out because she blew her parole board.:rolleyes:

AcroChik
7th Jun 2007, 21:20
Paris got Libby's pardon.

Atlas Shrugged
8th Jun 2007, 00:30
Not that I give a flying feck about this abject little spoilt brat, but just heard on the radio that she developed some sort of rash :eek: Let's just hope it's nothing trivial!

wrongwayaround
8th Jun 2007, 00:39
:E

baaaahahahahahahaa, Atlas - let the guessing begin :}

(that is too funny)

parabellum
8th Jun 2007, 02:04
Just heard on the radio that she has now to face a judge who will decide if her release was allowable, if not, back she goes.

Spotlight
8th Jun 2007, 02:11
"Johnny Cash served time" Err, does spending the night in a drunk tank constitute serving time?

BlueDiamond
8th Jun 2007, 05:43
... she developed some sort of rash ...
Hmmm ... if it becomes widely known that developing a rash will get you out of jail, there could be a nice business opportunity in the poison ivy leaf trade for some enterprising character. :rolleyes:

What an absolute bloody joke.

obgraham
8th Jun 2007, 06:04
Rev Al Sharpton, never one to pass up a microphone, today suggested that his incarcerated homeboy pals might want to develop a rash, in order to swap their cell for an ankle bracelet.
Good idea!

BombayDuck
8th Jun 2007, 06:13
And remember, it is not 40 more days but 20 - her sentence was reduced! :mad:

Hookerbot 5000
8th Jun 2007, 07:24
One rule for the rich and another for the rest of us :yuk:

Knold
8th Jun 2007, 09:50
Headlights aren't the only thing she's got a problem with.

boogie-nicey
8th Jun 2007, 10:34
Surely in the enightened state of California there would be some sort of mechanism for the freedom of information. This would allow us to establish what really happened and the public office person(s) responsible for making this decision.

All is not lost as I'm sure the public will now scorn and berate her for many years to come. I doubt that the majority will fall for any of the usual show-biz PR resconstruction that usually follows and how she was the victim in all of this :yuk: "Paris Hilton the real story they didn't want you to know" :yuk::yuk: Give me a break..... Send her to Iraq to entertain the troops. She should be project manager at the refurbishment of the Baghdad Hilton.

Forkandles
8th Jun 2007, 11:04
You still would though, wouldn't you?

Gaz ED
8th Jun 2007, 11:12
I'd even snarl at her trappers' hat! Then again, is that where the rash is?

It's amazing, only in the USA......

Standard is - "the maximum penalty for this offence is 125 years" and then they get 3 months!!

boogie-nicey
8th Jun 2007, 12:18
I hear that the sentence for Drink Driving in the US is quite stern, so how does she receive just a couple of days 20/40/46 is all relative because at the end of the day it's nothing more than inconvienence.

By drink driving she could have and if she wasn't stopped would have killed someone, that's just not on. We have just heard of an unfortunate accident where my wife's nephew was killed, it's extremely difficult. People like her should realise it's not the celeb, media or richness factor it's quite simply the gravity of the crime and/or circumstances involved.

There are unwritten social rules, national laws and then common sense which giverns us all wherever we maybe or whoever we are.

AcroChik
8th Jun 2007, 12:45
The view from here...

An open letter distributed among my circle of aquaintances, reproduced in its entirely, with permission of the author:

It is easy to come up with flippant comments about Hilton’s early release from prison, and even make fun. But it is a true outrage and a naked exposure of the lack of equal justice in America.

I am a criminal defense attorney in New York City. I cannot even begin to count the number of young poor people of color I have represented who have been forced to do time for trivial offenses and were never given a break like the one Hilton just got. And g-d forbid if they ever breach the terms of any probation sentence they might have been lucky enough to get, or violate parole, things became even worse for them.

Not once have I ever seen any one of my client’s sentences reduced because the stress of imprisonment was too harsh. I have had young men and women who were raped and beaten while serving short sentences. Not one was released early. I have had young clients suffering AIDS and other serious illness denied compassionate release to seek outside medical help. Many of my client’s families were forced to live without any income at all while the only bread winner did his or her time. Still not a murmer of compassion from the authorities.I have had young boys and girls crying their eyes out–still no early release. I have even had client’s suffer clearly diagnosed bouts of depression, schizophrenia and psychotic attacks in jail. Did they get out early? No, never! It was either off to the psych wing or being put on suicide watch in an isolation cell.

I do not advocate or applaud the fact that Paris Hilton was sent to jail–I would have zealously defended her against the imposition of that sentence. But, the compassion rained on her should be available to all.

And, really, what goes on in Paris Hilton’s life should be of little importance to most of us. But, in this instance, the palpable demonstration of the lack of equal justice in this country is appalling. No wonder there is a well founded suspicion in minority and poor communities that their young people never get a fair shake from the system. We should not wonder at the underlying anger this causes.

~ by SS

XXTSGR
8th Jun 2007, 13:12
Thanks for posting that, AcroChik. It rather highloights it all, doesn't it? The cult of "celebrity", the way that people are considered to be worthwhile if they are goodlooking and have lots of money...

One assumes that, were PH to be assaulted and raped whilst in prison (which, of course, I do NOT wish on her), her reaction would be to rail against the authorities about how hard done by she was, rather than use her time and her "celebrity" status to do something about conditions in jail, the treatment of prisoners, or whatever.

I have no sympathy whatsoever with her. Were I in the Governator's shoes I would immediately bin any plea for clemency based on anything different from what others have going for them.

Binoculars
8th Jun 2007, 13:23
Thanks for that, acrochik. There are several heartening signs in the day or so since the vacuum-headed bimbo was released, and it's important that we all note them.

It has been brought to our attention by several people that her release has not exactly been met with dancing in the streets in America, indeed someone was at pains to make clear that Hollywood (deputising nicely for the purposes of the argument for the whole of LA) is not representative of the US as a whole, which is a perfectly valid point.

I was also gratified to hear a high ranking legal official (sorry, I don't have the story in front of me and the job descriptions are not universal) in LA has declared the decision a farce, and vowed to do whatever he can to overturn the decision of the County Sherriff's office and put the privileged slut back in jail.

I can only hope this is not simple political grandstanding on the back of the public backlash, for in emanating from the epicentre of the whole sorry episode it has the potential, if allowed to proceed, to allay a lot of fears that the system is past the point of no return in terms of corruption.

Middle class white folk such as myself may rail disgustedly as I have done here against this absurd and inexcusable miscarriage of justice, and some will accuse us of being comfortable white latte and/or chardonnay sipping socialists who have no idea of the real world.

As the lawyer quoted by acrochik suggests, we all of us should try to imagine for even one minute the anger, disgust and outrage felt at this egregious example of judicial madness by those who comprise a vastly disproportional percentage of the prison population.

Of course, after we've done that, we can go back to advocating shooting all those black bastards who've got the cheek to steal our mobile phones.

Edited for beer. As usual.

mt1832
8th Jun 2007, 13:30
Of course, after we've done that, we can go back to advocating shooting all those black bastards who've got the cheek to steal our mobile phones.

Harsh but fair! What about Pikeys, Pick axe handle maybe?

TowerDog
8th Jun 2007, 13:48
You still would though, wouldn't you?

I would, but I ain't got no class....

parabellum
8th Jun 2007, 14:23
PH aside for the moment, if one were to be raped and or beaten in a prison could one sue the governor etc. for a failure in their duty of care?

seekayess
8th Jun 2007, 15:26
With her sexual track record, PH would probably film it all and say thanks! :E

ORAC
8th Jun 2007, 15:27
Hmmm, good headline today. "Sprung time for Hilton in Beverly"......

El Grifo
8th Jun 2007, 16:54
Staring to look a little like she might spring her sorry little protected ass straight back in again if justice prevails tonight at 17.00 BST.

We wait and watch :D

CWL2YOW
8th Jun 2007, 16:56
The only good news is that Nicole Richie is set to face a judge soon about her DUI and maybe the backlash from Paris will cause everyone to go nuts and overreact with Nicole. They’ll all want to look like they’re tough, so they’ll just load Nicole into a little rocket and then shoot her directly into the sun. To be made available on pay per view, at only $9.99. Magazine rights to be purchased by OK.

AcroChik
8th Jun 2007, 17:03
Five words about a beautiful, famous woman with wealth and international connections under house arrest:

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

http://www.dassk.com/

El Grifo
8th Jun 2007, 19:29
Well, next chapter commences. The bimbo is back in the can :ok:

The judge furious is that his stipulation regarding no home confinement was ignored.

This is better than South Park and that's saying something :ok:

con-pilot
8th Jun 2007, 19:42
The judge has also stated that he may hold the LA County Sheriff in contempt for ignoring his written orders stating for one, no home release with electronic monitoring.

Funny thing is she may end up the LA County Physiological Evaluation ward.

con-pilot
8th Jun 2007, 20:13
The Judge just ordered Paris back to jail and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,





Ready for it?












For all 45 days! :ok:

No 23 days for possible good behavior. Nope back in the clink to all 45 days.

G-CPTN
8th Jun 2007, 20:37
She was taken, screaming . . .
Screaming and crying, Paris Hilton was escorted out of a courtroom and back to jail Friday after a judge ruled that she must serve out her entire 45-day sentence behind bars rather than in her Hollywood Hills home.
"It's not right!" shouted the weeping Hilton, who violated her parole in a reckless driving case. "Mom!" she called out to her mother in the audience.
Hilton, who was brought to court in handcuffs in a sheriff's car, came into the courtroom disheveled and weeping, hair askew, sans makeup, wearing a gray fuzzy sweatshirt over slacks.
She cried throughout the hearing, her body shook constantly and she dabbed at her eyes. Several times she turned to her parents, seated behind her in the courtroom, and mouthed, "I love you."
Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer was calm but apparently irked by the morning's developments. He said he had left the courthouse Thursday night having signed an order for Hilton to appear for the hearing. (Timeline: The Hilton case )
When he got in his car early Friday, he said, he heard a radio report that he had approved Hilton's participation in the hearing by telephone, but he had not.
"I at no time condoned the actions of the sheriff and at no time told him I approved the actions," he said of the decision to release Hilton from jail after three days."At no time did I approve the defendant being released from custody to her home on Kings Road," Sauer said.
Assistant City Attorney Dan F. Jeffries argued that Hilton should be returned to jail, and said that was purely the judge's decision to make. "Her release after only three days erodes confidence in the judicial system," Jeffries said.
http://edition.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/06/08/paris.hilton.ap/index.html

Wee Jock McPlop
8th Jun 2007, 20:59
Top marks to the judge with the BIG cahonies:ok: You can behave like a spoilt brat as much as you want but, in jail, no one can hear you scream;)

AA SLF
8th Jun 2007, 21:07
I sit here this afternoon hearing "some talking heads" SUPPORTING PH and saying that she is receiving "vindictive justice at the hands of a evil Judge. I am constantly amazed at how idiotic some American adults can be ! ! !
I wonder if the Freach put something in our water supply . . . . :)
I say throw away the cell key for the next 45 days so that PH can learn what the real world is really like . . . . :mad: :mad:

G-CPTN
8th Jun 2007, 21:11
Will she get her money back from the Sheriff?
I think we should be told.

tony draper
8th Jun 2007, 21:14
They are all asking the question is there one law for the rich and another for the poor?,I got news forrem, there is, there always has been and there always will be.
:rolleyes:

Martin1234
9th Jun 2007, 00:42
How come that the court changed the 20 something days to 40 something days, as I believe that it was the same court that decided 20 something days in the first place?

I can understand that the judge didn't like the fact that the decision to send her to court wasn't enforced, but making the sentence longer because of that sounds like the judge got too much of an ego.

Can anyone explain to me on what grounds the court can prolong the sentence unless it's a higher court?

Lon More
9th Jun 2007, 00:58
She originally got 40+ days, but time was taken off for good behaviour before she went to jail

G-CPTN
9th Jun 2007, 01:02
And her behaviour in court wasn't 'good', was it?

Lon More
9th Jun 2007, 01:11
A link to her prison diary (http://www.stockguru.com/paris/)

cheetoh737
9th Jun 2007, 02:40
Amnesty International gets involved and she's is out in 7 days. Book deal within a month followed by made for TV movie in which she actually stars in......Hey, wait a second..... Damn...she's smarter than she seems!:O:O

TowerDog
9th Jun 2007, 03:17
The bitch is back behind bars.

Perhaps there is a God?

Nope, OJ is still playing golf in Miami.
:rolleyes:

Binoculars
9th Jun 2007, 05:14
Well I'll be hornswoggled or something. Unbelievable news. Well done that judge, who obviously felt pretty safe in his actions given the swell of reported publlic opinion. Whoever he is, if he nominated for president now he'd probably romp in.

This is the sweetest example of schadenfreude imaginable. Enjoy your time without Mommy, Paris, and I sincerely hope your rash gets worse.

seekayess
9th Jun 2007, 06:10
swell of reported publlic opinion



Didja mean swell of PUBIC opinion?? :} :E

West Coast
9th Jun 2007, 06:40
"Whatever you say is fine with me, Westie"

Care to hold off on your final analysis for awhile?

I know I am.

Krystal n chips
9th Jun 2007, 08:21
I was a bit bemused by the fact she was done for DUI, yet complained about the food.....hotdog and beans.....surely she has returned after having the odd glass or three and fancied a quick snack ?......there again, maybe she has never been a Line Eng either....no matter, I'm sure the DVD / book will contain a chapter on her culinary delight.....along with the now essential fashion accessory of handcuffs for the discerning. :E

BlueDiamond
9th Jun 2007, 08:25
Hilton is (rightly) being treated like every other convicted offender, and for what is probably the first time in her life, this over-privileged, under-brained bimbo has collided with someone (a judge) who can actually make her face the consequences of her actions and make her do something she doesn't want to do.

Novel experiences for her which she is not handling well.

Hookerbot 5000
9th Jun 2007, 08:29
Justice done - my faith in American justice restored (well not completely) :ok:

El Grifo
9th Jun 2007, 10:34
It has been roundly pointed out that this is not American justice but Hollywood justice remember !!

Any way up she is back where she belongs and a blow has been struck for those who hate to see wrong dominate over right.

The sheriff is now saying the she has severe mental problems and definitely should not be back behind bars.

I guess he had already allocated the "bung" in his head somewhere and is refusing to give up on his dream :ok:

We have not seen the end of this horrible (but illuminating) spectacle.

BlueDiamond
9th Jun 2007, 11:40
The sheriff is now saying the she has severe mental problems ...
I believe the jail has an excellent medical facility (http://www.lasd.org/divisions/custody/twintowers/index.html) where she will be well cared for ...

The Medical Services Building provides inpatient housing for inmates with various levels of acute medical and mental health needs ...

621andy
9th Jun 2007, 18:18
Lock the spoilt ole slapper up...oh they have at last:ok:

Thought she'd wormed her way out of it again, but looks like the judge has got a brain after all, and saw through her bullsh1t- good on him.

Clarence Oveur
9th Jun 2007, 20:55
What's with all this schadenfreude?

From what I gathered from the LA Sheriff's press conference yesterday, the release of Paris Hilton into house arrest was according to SOP. The only special treatment she has received, again according to the LA Sheriff, is that she is being treated harsher that others with a similar sentence.

Also, as it was the Sheriff's department who released her from prison, why is she being made to pay for their actions?

G-CPTN
9th Jun 2007, 22:01
What is the general opinion of the US equivalent of the man on the Clapham Omnibus?
Heard an interview on the Beeb which suggested that the original sentence (for the relatively minor misdemeanour of driving whilst her licence was suspended - admittedly after a charge of DUI) was harsher than would be expected for a 'non-celebrity'. A few days detention rather than the 45 days which she received would 'probably' have been the norm (suggested the US correspondent).
Agreed that such a high-profile case is asking for an example to be made that grabs the attention of John and Jane Doe, but that is hardly fair. Again agreed that being allowed out on house-arrest 'parole' didn't help matters publicity-wise, so come on you US Citizens - was PH 'hard done to' with 45 days in the slammer, or is that the norm for continuing to drive whilst disqualified?

Here in the UK we get the ridiculous situation where folk who have never held a licence (often because they are too young) are disqualified from driving, yet continue (usually with stolen vehicles - although it is merely classed as taking without consent if there is no firm evidence that the miscreant intended to permanently deprive the owner of his vehicle!) regardless (as they are unable to legally hold a licence, so they get a further ban applied to the licence that they've never had). To these 'hard cases' detention is a way of life and they meet like-minded souls inside and learn more towards how to break-into cars and get them started. Vicious circle and it's no good hitting them with fines as they have no means of paying anything.

Oh! and the prisons are so full that there isn't any room for those who have committed more serious offences . . .

West Coast
9th Jun 2007, 22:16
"Oh! and the prisons are so full that there isn't any room for those who have committed more serious offences"

No different here. The desire to punish relatively minor offenses has to be weighed against the realities of overcrowding. Thus the short time frame given to her and others committing similar. I suppose the one positive to all of this is a judge who is making her pay what you and I would if we did the same. Indeed, she may have a greater burden than either of us. I'm OK with that as well.

ORAC
9th Jun 2007, 22:19
LA Times on-line poll - 20118 total responses

Is the court's decision to send Paris Hilton back to jail fair?

Yes - 90.1%
No - 9.9%

Clarence Oveur
9th Jun 2007, 22:34
LA Times on-line poll - 20118 total responses

Is the court's decision to send Paris Hilton back to jail fair?

Yes - 90.1%
No - 9.9%I suppose the Jante Law is alive and well in the US. And on PPRuNe perhaps?

G-CPTN
9th Jun 2007, 22:35
Fair does, Orac :ok:

tinpis
10th Jun 2007, 01:54
She seems harmless enough.:hmm:

West Coast
10th Jun 2007, 05:22
"She seems harmless enough"

Let's not lose sight of what started this, drinking and driving.

zed3
10th Jun 2007, 06:32
I'm interested to see what happens to that Sheriff now and "how all that was arranged" . Didn't the judge say he wanted him in court to discuss the release ?

BombayDuck
10th Jun 2007, 07:03
Just to recap, from Wikipedia:

"In September 2006, Hilton was arrested and charged with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of 0.08%, the minimum at which it is illegal to drive in California. Hilton's drivers license was subsequently suspended in November 2006, and in January 2007 she pled no contest to the alcohol-related reckless driving charge. Her punishment was 36 months' probation and fines of about $1,500.

On January 15, 2007, Hilton was pulled over for driving with a suspended license and signed a document acknowledging that she was not permitted to drive. On February 27, 2007 Hilton was caught driving 70 MPH in a 35 MPH zone, again with a suspended license. She also did not have her headlights on even though it was after dark. Prosecutors in the office of the Los Angeles City Attorney charged that those actions, along with the failure to enroll in a court-ordered alcohol education program constituted a violation of the terms of her probation"

I think the original sentence was fair enough.

BlueDiamond
10th Jun 2007, 08:51
I'm interested to see what happens to that Sheriff now and "how all that was arranged" ...
The Washington Times had this to say about Baca:-

This is not the first time that Sheriff Baca's judgment has been questioned.

He was accused of using his authority to benefit friends and supporters. Since taking office he purportedly has accepted thousands of dollars worth of free meals, sports tickets and trips.

Last year, the Los Angeles Times reported Sheriff Baca put one of his closest friends on the payroll as a $105,000-a-year adviser.

The newspaper also said he accepted more than $42,000 in gifts since taking office, including some from those who do business with his department.

slim_slag
10th Jun 2007, 10:46
You need to remember that a US sheriff is primarily a politician and only secondarily a policeman. I don't even think having a criminal record is neccesarily a bar to getting the job (though that might depend on the state). I don't even think they need to have any police experience to get the job, or even a high school diploma (what might be considered close to GSCEs in the UK). So if he is acting in a manner which some might consider corrupt then he is only wearing his politician hat.

con-pilot
10th Jun 2007, 17:24
In many states the Sheriff is an elected office. So being a good politician is very important, sadly in many cases more important than experience in law enforcement. As far as I am aware of there is no rule or any regulations requiring that a sheriff must have a law enforcement background. Now as a general rule having a law enforcement background, such as the under-sheriff, a city police chief, retired or former federal law enforcement officers is very beneficial for a candidate. However, it still comes down to who is more popular during the election.

By the way, the LA County Sheriff is appointed, by whom I have no idea. I think I'll look that up. It would have to be either the Governor or the elected county officials. I guess.

West Coast
10th Jun 2007, 17:44
http://www.lasd.org/aboutlasd/execs.html#baca

Baca's bio.


Con
He was elected, I remember his opponent dying during the election.

http://www.laalmanac.com/election/el34.htm

con-pilot
10th Jun 2007, 17:50
Thanks Westie.

"On December 7, 1998, Sheriff Baca was sworn in as Los Angeles County's 30th Sheriff, having been elected by the citizens of Los Angeles County. Sheriff Baca commands the largest Sheriff's Department in the world and supervises more than 13,000 sworn and civilian personnel."


Well one more time I got taken in by, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS News thinking they had the facts correct. All reported that Sheriff Baca was appointed.

My fault, should know better by now. :uhoh:

Krystal n chips
10th Jun 2007, 17:53
Suppose it's only a matter of time ( this being L A and given all the fuss made about said inmate )before one of her fellow residents files a claim for discrimination then ? :hmm:
What I find more disturbing though is the state of mind of those who support her..ie. her fans and some of the hysterics and / histrionics we have seen on the News....quite a few would appear to need medical help as a matter of urgency. How can any sane person get so devoted to a non-entity FFS !

Two's in
10th Jun 2007, 18:03
All absolute bollock$, just the media playing another round of "I created you, I can destroy you". As several of you have also noted, with the huge levels of overcrowding in Prisons, what the hell good does it do putting some rich-bitch redneck slapper in a cell that a wholesome violent criminal could be occupying. Oh that's right - the example must be given that justice is fair and equal, and money can't get keep you out of jail. Just check back here in 30 Months and see exactly how long Scooter Libby has been enjoying the company of Bubba and his friends.

con-pilot
10th Jun 2007, 18:25
Just check back here in 30 Months and see exactly how long Scooter Libby has been enjoying the company of Bubba and his friends.

Don't bet any money that Scooter Libby is going to spend any time around 'Bubba and his friends'. He will be in a 'white collar' prison.


If of course he goes to prison.

brickhistory
10th Jun 2007, 18:25
Just check back here in 30 Months and see exactly how long Scooter Libby has been enjoying the company of Bubba and his friends.

I'd bet this is tied up in appeals until about January 2009 when he'll recieve a full pardon.


Nah, I'm not cynical..........................

con-pilot
10th Jun 2007, 18:27
Great minds Brick, great minds. :p

av8boy
11th Jun 2007, 06:12
Actually, California is like most US states... You need to have law enforcement certification/experience before you can be elected Sheriff.

From the California Goverment Code:

24004.3. (a) No person is eligible to become a candidate for the
office of sheriff in any county unless, at the time of the final
filing date for election, he or she meets one of the following
criteria:
(1) An active or inactive advanced certificate issued by the
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
(2) One year of full-time, salaried law enforcement experience
within the provisions of Section 830.1 or 830.2 of the Penal Code at
least a portion of which shall have been accomplished within five
years prior to the date of filing, and possesses a master's degree
from an accredited college or university.
(3) Two years of full-time, salaried law enforcement experience
within the provisions of Section 830.1 or 830.2 of the Penal Code at
least a portion of which shall have been accomplished within five
years prior to the date of filing, and possesses a bachelor's degree
from an accredited college or university.
(4) Three years of full-time, salaried law enforcement experience
within the provisions of Section 830.1 or 830.2 of the Penal Code at
least a portion of which shall have been accomplished within five
years prior to the date of filing, and possesses an associate in arts
or associate in science degree, or the equivalent, from an
accredited college.
(5) Four years of full-time, salaried law enforcement experience
within the provisions of Section 830.1 or 830.2 of the Penal Code at
least a portion of which shall have been accomplished within five
years prior to the date of filing, and possesses a high school
diploma or the equivalent.
(b) All persons holding the office of sheriff on January 1, 1989
shall be deemed to have met all qualifications required for
candidates seeking election or appointment to the office of sheriff.


-Dave

Charlie Foxtrot India
11th Jun 2007, 11:10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k66epna2Sss
:E

slim_slag
11th Jun 2007, 11:24
Actually, California is like most US states... You need to have law enforcement certification/experience before you can be elected Sheriff.Not that way in Colorado, but you might need to do a short course and get basic law enforcement certification after you are elected. If you don't bother they cannot kick you out, they just don't pay you any more. Misdemenours are also no problem, but a felony is a bar.

Binoculars
12th Jun 2007, 02:34
But wait! We have a conversion! “Now, I would like to make a difference. God has given me this new chance.”

"I must also say that I was shocked to see all of the attention devoted to the amount of time I would spend in jail for what I had done by the media, public and city officials,” she added.

“I would hope going forward that the public and the media will focus on more important things like the men and women serving our country in Iraq and other places around the world.”


If this vacuum brain could point to Iraq on a map before her PR team got on to this latest stunt I'd bare my arse on the duty runway. But I am satisfied that on her release she will devote her life to delivering meals to the homeless.

Oh, the Lord is good! Praise da Lawd!!! :rolleyes:

boogie-nicey
12th Jun 2007, 15:52
Amen brother !

Krystal n chips
12th Jun 2007, 16:41
:hmm:Far be it from me to cast doubt on those who repent and find their solace in redemption......but one has a sort of feeling here that when released there may be a slight problem as to directions concerning the road to Damascus and the one to Hollywood and L A......could be wrong of course.....designer horse hair shirts and tops may well be the next fashion vogue to hit the streets as a result.

boogie-nicey
12th Jun 2007, 17:12
I agree this having found the Lord routine is the usual speel to be spouted from celebs once they have no more cards to play. Upon release she will have forgotten all of this and be back to her good old ways. I can almost hear the PR people, agents and lawyers advicing her.....:hmm:

G-CPTN
12th Jun 2007, 17:39
Shades of Toad of Toad Hall methinks.

TamedBill
13th Jun 2007, 10:20
boogie-nicey
I agree this having found the Lord routine is the usual speel to be spouted from celebs once they have no more cards to play.......
Hopefully some big lezzer is bitch slapping that phoney nonsense out of her as I type.

G-CPTN
13th Jun 2007, 22:40
Jailed celebrity heiress Paris Hilton has been dropped by her celebrity agency, according to a report.
Endeavor, which has represented The Simple Life star since 2005, made the decision on Friday when Hilton was sent back to jail, says People magazine.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6747845.stm

av8boy
14th Jun 2007, 07:07
Gotta love Comedy Central... Tommy Chong adds perspective on The Colbert Report:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuoEiemHLtk


-Dave

ORAC
14th Jun 2007, 16:03
LA Times: Hilton will do more time than most, analysis finds

Paris Hilton will end up serving more time behind bars than the vast majority of inmates sent to L.A. County Jail for similar offenses, according to a Times analysis of jail records.

Whether Hilton received special treatment from the Sheriff's Department has become the subject of much debate since Sheriff Lee Baca last week allowed the hotel heiress to go home after less than four full days in jail, despite a promise that she would serve 23 days of a 45-day sentence.

The Times analyzed 2 million jail releases and found 1,500 cases since July 2002 that — like Hilton's — involved defendants who had been arrested for drunk driving and later sentenced to jail after a probation violation or driving without a license. Had Hilton left jail for good after four days, her stint behind bars would have been similar to those served by 60% of those inmates. But after a judge sent her back to jail Friday, Hilton's attorney announced that she would serve the full 23 days. That means that Hilton will end up serving more time than 80% of other people in similar situations.

The findings came as some critics accused Baca of showing favoritism to Hilton and as the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors launched an investigation into whether the multimillionaire received special treatment because of her wealth and fame.

The data also underscore the profound effect of the Sheriff's Department's early-release program, which sets inmates free before their sentences are up to ease overcrowding. Before the early-release program began in 2002, inmates with cases similar to Hilton's were sentenced to terms that amounted to an average of 23 days, the same as Hilton is expected to serve. They actually served 20 days. After the program began, the average term was 14 days, with inmates actually serving an average of four days.

Because of the high media interest, Hilton was one of only a few inmates whose premature release received publicity — and the judge who originally sentenced her noticed. She is believed to be the first inmate in years who actually was sent back to jail to serve more of her term.

"Twenty-three days would be considerably more than the average person given her sentence would actually serve," said Stan Goldman, professor of criminal law and procedure at Loyola Law School. "The jails are so overcrowded that even though overcrowding is not the reason for her release, it colors every release decision from the jails system."

Baca's release of Hilton because of undisclosed medical problems touched off a storm of protest. Last year, the department released only three inmates on medical grounds, a spokesman said.

One of the most vocal critics, civil rights activist Najee Ali, said Wednesday that Hilton ought to be released if inmates sentenced for similar crimes were serving less time. He continued to criticize Baca's decision to cite medical problems for the release, but added that only dangerous offenders should serve their full sentences given the jail's need to limit overcrowding.

"Clearly, her violation is not as serious, so she should be released," said Ali, director of Project Islamic Hope. "The rules of fairness should be applied equally."..........

G-CPTN
14th Jun 2007, 16:21
Paris Hilton has been transferred from the medical ward of a Los Angeles jail to the all-women's facility where her prison stint began.
http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-1270555,00.html

arcniz
16th Jun 2007, 21:20
Different faces, different facts, but another case where law, influence, and politics tangled hard in the US of A. Seems like the good-guys finally won this one, but with a great deal of fear and misery experienced along the way.

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/06/16/sports/duke.1-76865.php

con-pilot
17th Jun 2007, 19:27
Now, if only the 88 professors at Duke that took out that full page ad in the local newspaper vilifying and slandering the accused Lacrosse players would resign.


(However, an ice cube in hell has a better chance of surviving a hundred years than that ever happing.)

ORAC
18th Jun 2007, 17:15
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/umedia/20070618/cp.0ce48b26b84dda4a194110c54fca99e1

PanPanYourself
22nd Jun 2007, 14:47
Just saw in the news, NBC is to pay Hilton $1 million for a post-jail interview...

Now, I'm pretty sure that's the most anybody has ever earned from a DUI

Maybe I should get drunk and drive tonight, and then violate my probation? Hell, I'd go to jail for 45 months for a million bucks.

But I guess you have to be a filthy rich dumb bimbo to get money for nothing :ugh:

Binoculars
22nd Jun 2007, 14:58
My immediate reaction on reading that was to be nauseated by NBC. But they aren't spending a quiet mill as a donation to charity, so they clearly expect a return on their money. The amorality of tabloid journalism is always justified as being either "in the public interest" or "what the people want". If they do make a profit on their million then clearly it is what the people want to see, so by whom should I be nauseated?

A wiser and even more cynical man than I said that nobody ever went bankrupt underestimating public taste.

seekayess
23rd Jun 2007, 08:48
No money to Hilton for Interview: NBC
Saturday, June 23, 2007

NBC News is denying reports that it has offered as much as $1 million for the first interview with Paris Hilton after her release from jail next week. "We don't pay for interviews and we'll never pay for interviews, and I have no interview to confirm," said NBC News spokeswoman Allison Gollust.
She did acknowledge the "common practice" of licensing pictures and video, but "I've never seen a deal like that for this kind of money."
The accusation arose from the ranks of ABC News, as first reported by the New York Post.
ABC had agreed to potentially pay up to $100,000 to the Hilton family for the interview as well as access to videos of Hilton and other material, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. But ABC was outflanked by an "astronomical" offer from NBC, the person said, citing information gained from the Hilton family.
Thursday night, Paris Hilton spokesman Elliot Mintz said, "I can't comment because I really and truly don't know."
He indicated he wouldn't necessarily be told if negotiations were ongoing.
The interview would apparently be targeted for NBC News' "Today" show, which has a fierce rivalry for high-profile "gets" with its ratings runner-up, ABC News' "Good Morning America."
Although network news divisions officially don't pay for interviews, the ban can be sidestepped in various ways, including shifting the negotiations to a network's entertainment division, which observes no such prohibitions.
Recently, NBC landed an exclusive interview with Britain's Princes William and Harry, which, conducted by Matt Lauer, aired Monday as an edition of "Dateline NBC." NBC also reportedly paid a fee in the low seven figures for American rights to air a concert next month in honor of their late mother, Diana, to mark the 10th anniversary of her death.

ORAC
23rd Jun 2007, 23:27
http://news.yahoo.com/edcartoons/billschorr;_ylt=AnKoV4FFIhXlqrtX1gPjYNQxvTYC

Krystal n chips
24th Jun 2007, 07:09
I think that, sadly, you have all cynically misconstrued the donation of $1m to the repentant soul in question. Surely, she will be needing such benefactors in her new calling as she wanders the streets of( insert LA district of choice and relevance here ) dispensing salvation and succour to those in need of such whilst proceeding towards beatification. Let us hope the repentant sinner is not led astray and into temptation in her laudible new vocation therefore The Lord moves in mysterious ways after all. :hmm:




After three then........"What a short term, during my incarceration, friend I have in Jesus, all my sins and griefs to bear" . :E

Binoculars
24th Jun 2007, 17:34
Praise da Lawd! (again)

Somebody clearly thinks either da Lawd is a complete fool or all this salvation is aimed at the rest of us. For the life of me, I just can't figure out which it is. But I have clearly not yet attuned myself to the frequency of salvation.

jayteeto
26th Jun 2007, 11:58
Just seen the release photos. Someone please get a message to this sad deluded leech.... You actually look much better WITHOUT the makeup.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=464290&in_page_id=1773&ico=Homepage&icl=TabModule&icc=picbox&ct=5

El Grifo
26th Jun 2007, 12:04
Someone please get a message to this sad deluded leech

I get the vague impression that you eh, don't really like her then :eek:

jayteeto
26th Jun 2007, 17:19
Nothing personal, the I'm famous because I'm famous types really get me down. Why is she famous??? Look at the piccies, she looks better natural!!

Re-entry
27th Jun 2007, 09:13
The circus continues.

Turns out the prosecutor, Rocky Delgadillo, who was so vociferous in condemning Hilton, is rather less than squeaky clean himself.

His wife apparently:-

-convicted of driving with suspended license.
-pranged his city-issued car, then failed to show proof of insurance.
-he stuck the taxpayers with the bill.
-she had outstanding arrest warrants for no insurance.
-failed to file state tax returns for several years for her business, which also had no city business license.

And to cap it all, he admitted he had also gone a year with no auto insurance.

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=266758&GT1=7703&mpc=1

PanPanYourself
27th Jun 2007, 11:46
I feel sorry for her, it seems she got infected with some sort of faith while she was in prison. Nobody deserves that, I hope she can brush it off and go back to her old ways.

BlueDiamond
27th Jun 2007, 12:13
You've listed six offences there, Re-entry, but only the third one and the last one appear to be related to him. The others were committed by someone else.

I know we live in an age where it is fashionable to pass the buck where self-responsibility is concerned but that's an attitude I despise. If his wife committed those other offences then she is responsible and you cannot hold him accountable. If she drove without a licence and failed to file tax returns for her business, then that's all her doing, her responsibility, her problem. Not fair to try passing the buck to him.

Shades of the McDonald's hot coffee here ... it's your fault my hot coffee was hot and I burned myself. :hmm: :rolleyes:

tinpis
27th Jun 2007, 12:30
Paris would mingle well in the Perth plastic scene Mrs BD.:ok:

Re-entry
27th Jun 2007, 12:35
Apparently, his offences alone would have got him fired had he been a police officer.

BlueDiamond
27th Jun 2007, 12:47
I'm quite sure they would, Re-entry, ... and it would absolutely need to be
his offences alonethat got him fired, NOT somebody else's.

Paris would mingle well in the Perth plastic scene Mrs BD.
Sadly, I fear that is a very accurate comment, tinnie. There seems to be a proliferation of plastic people hereabouts ... so much so that the "Freo Ferals" are having difficulty keeping up with them. :E