Thursday, May 17, 2007

23 Days Later


She hasn't even gone to jail yet and America's sweetheart Paris Hilton has already managed to get her sentence reduced from 45 days to only 23 -- for "good behavior."

Apparently unable to see the hysterical irony inherent in making such a proclamation, L.A. County corrections officials have decided to set a new low standard in the sad history of low standards: they've given her credit simply for showing up to her last court appearance.

Then again, this is Paris Hilton we're talking about; the fact that she didn't accidentally wind up in Fresno with a dead body under her car that she'd been dragging for the past 130 miles is a fucking miracle.

7 comments:

RottweilerTOM said...

You are absolutely right!!

When I was in law school I clerk for an Orange County DUI attorney.

One of the most expected things in California criminal courts is if you violate your probabtion on a dui offense, 99% you are headed to County jail. And NO ONE is treated differently. We have for the most part well-respected, nonpolitical judges out here unlike New York. She violated it twice and the Court found out about it through the media apparently. Because the first time a cop gave her a pass, there would of been no record, the second time was the charmer. The media reports of this probably influenced the judge to give her 45 days days, because typically its anywhere between 7-14 days on a first probabtion violation.

Fuck you Paris, you spoiled child.
Now here's a case of very bad parenting.

byrel said...

wouldn't we be better served if she could swap her jail time for some fairly large fine?

not only would we not have to hear reports on her stay in jail, taxpayers wouldn't be out the money of housing her, and the money could go back into the criminal justice system

honestly, it's the fact we wouldn't ahve to hear the reports that is the most appealing to me, though...

Sleepless Mama said...

23 days is still long enough for her to meet some interesting new people with large fists. I don't wish any harm on her, but I won't be surprised when it happens.

Paul said...

As sad as this story is, can anyone say with certainty she will serve any time? Working at a university I am used to seeing buildings named after people for donating money...well, coming soon to a street corner in L.A. soon, the Hilton Fire Academy/Police/Shelter/Law whatchamacallit. I won't believe she will serve time until I see her freshly manicured nails poking out of her orange colored jumpsuit.

Lorenzo said...

Maybe instead of being sent to prison as an inmate, they should make her *work* in the prison.

Of course, what would really be best is if someone would just take her out and shoot her. Good riddance I'd say. I couldn't do it thought, I couldn't stand to look at her that long.

Wendy said...

But Chez, you forgot that rich people have their own set of rules. Didn't I see this happen on a Law and Order rerun recently...

Julie said...

I would be willing to bet that it becomes "The Simple Life: Time in County Jail." She'll become worth more money and more famous because of it. She may be crying now but she'll be laughing all the way to the bank.