>I have a friend who works for the Sheriff's Department in the
>Oregon state prison system. He says it is very rare for
>someone charged with a probation violation for driving with a
>suspended license to serve any jail time for the first
>two or three offenses. He said it definitely sounds like Paris
>was getting special treatment -- as in being made an example
>of, not getting off easy.
I am not sure what the appropriate punishment is to anything.
If one commits Murder, and has No feeling of remorse, or shame, I would have a difficult time feeling very sorry for them, if they receive the ultimate punishment, I.E. Death.
On this subject,(Murder), I have fluctuated on my opinion, I only know, that if a member of my family was Hurt in such a way, I would do my best to HURT the perpetrator, (To the Extreme).
Sorry, I know this has nothing to do with Ms. Hilton, but we have a problem in which this society for the most part is "Numb" to being responsible for individual actions.
Tonight, Brave men and Women, are receiving Mortar and Rocket fire , in a very small environment.
When I first arrived in Vietnam, we received Rocket and Mortar fire for the first three nights., and most nights of each week thereafter, for the next 13 months.
The vast majority of us, did NOT want to be there., I was barely 20 years of age, a member of an Army of a Country I had lived in less then SEVEN months,U.S.A. prior to induction,ten months after induction I found myself in a Foreign land ,(Vietnam), incredibly beautiful, but very dangerous.
I was very appreciative that a very large Bunker had been dug in expectation of our arrival.
We knew where we were,and were expected to behave in a way that would protect ourselves as well as the person to your right and left.
The reason I even mention this is that I believe people like Hilton, have NO idea what it is like to experience hardship, and be in a position whereby "You can not get out", and are being "fired on at the same time", tonight Men and Women in Iraq, are experiencing just that, and MANY, do NOT want to be there.
POOR PARIS, say a prayer for her , NOT me.
Paris Hilton represents the worst in American society, and is very detrimental to all.
She has not appeared in a Broadway play/ musical, she is not a "Film Starlet(Harlot), She has not indulged herself in helping others (as per Jolie,Madonna, McCartney, Elton John etc.---- ).
In other words, WHO is she, other than a "Spoiled Brat", "Foisted" on the populace , by "Mum and Dad Hilton.
At one end of the spectrum we have individuals who break the law out of desperation, they come from an existence offering no hope, some of their actions can not be condoned, but somewhat understood.
Hilton, "thumbs her nose" at society, believes the law "does not apply to her", and behaves accordingly.
Last night I heard a spokesman from the L.A. Attorney's office, when asked if Hiltons sentence was abnormal, he said that under similar circumstances he stated 30 days was often "handed out", she got 45, BIG DEAL, she will be out very early, I believe next week.
A D.U.I. offence is a VERY dangerous offence., one can KILL another human being , quite easily, not necessarily with intent, but DEAD is DEAD.
When one perpetrates such an act one can expect to have ones licence suspended, Hiltons was.,if one then drives without a licence, and is caught a second time (as Hilton was) one would expect retribution, Hilton, went home.
Caught a third time, driving with a suspended licence, at 70 mph down Sunset Blvd, she gets "The cuffs", "Poor baby", if she had been Black, Latino, or a White person with "piercing", long hair, and perhaps a "bad attitude", she would have been "thrown again'st the wall", she would have felt real pain, and she would have had more reason, to cry.