23 Nights in Paris

e060409a.jpgI must admit that when it first dawned on me that Paris Hilton was really going to jail, I was smiling for hours. I have a warm feeling inside knowing that the age-old dictum ‘what goes around comes around‘ is here to stay.

In September of 2006 she received a DUI. Her license was suspended a few months later and on February 27, 2007 she was caught going 70 mph in a 35 mph zone and failed to have her lights on after dark. The judge in the case specifically refused to give her an alternate form of punishment like house arrest or ‘pay jail‘. During the case, the judge was unprofessional in handling her case:

The judge called out her rep Elliot Mintz in court, describing his testimony as “completely worthless.” He also told Paris that he did not believe that she was unaware of her license suspension

The most alarming thing about her imprisonment is its great length. No one can reasonably argue that Paris didn’t deserve a strong punishment, but at the same time, her 45-, then 23-day sentence is far too long to be considered just. Paris is a celebrity, regardless of what she does. When she takes pictures, she gets an obscene amount of money. When she goes to jail, she gets an obscene jail sentence. Such is life.


1 Response to “23 Nights in Paris”

  1. 1 A J

    Um the average sentence for what she did is around 90 days.


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