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I am all for Paris doing he... (Below threshold)
Brett:

I am all for Paris doing her time - the 23 days. What does seem a little unfair is that the sentence has been extended to the full 45 apparently just because the judge is irritated with the sheriff's office. House arrest wasn't her decision and you can hardly blame her for attempting to work the system.

If I was the cop driving th... (Below threshold)
Chris G:

If I was the cop driving the car, I would have yelled "You better STFU back there, or I will pull over and give your pampered @ss something to cry about, you little s**t"... as I parked in front of the Dunkin Donuts on Sunset Boulavard during a donut run.

She deserves every second o... (Below threshold)
RFA:

She deserves every second of jail time she has to serve. She is not above the law and is truely puts the "DUH" in the term Dumb Blonde.

Damn.... There goes the par... (Below threshold)
Gizmo:

Damn.... There goes the party at her house!!!

House arrest was the Sherri... (Below threshold)
jdavenport:

House arrest was the Sherrif's decision because he got a kickback or political pressure coming down from above.

Clearly, the express orders of the judge were being undermined REPEATEDLY.

Read the article to see all the precautions he is taking. He doesn't want to get pinched in any way.

Kind of reminds me of a ... (Below threshold)

Kind of reminds me of a Simpsons episode, 22 short stories one, where Nelson had his pants pulled down and had to march down the street waving to the crowd, blowing kisses and at the end, his usual Ha-Ha! is replaced with a sad crying whoa-whoa...that's how Paris looks. Without the ketchup and mustard on her face.

Fourty-Five days in solitar... (Below threshold)
jason:

Fourty-Five days in solitary confinement for a first time misdemeanor is bullshit. That judge is just trying to make a name for himself by pandering to the envious assholes who like nothing better than watching some rich girl bleed.

House arrest was the Sh... (Below threshold)
marc:

House arrest was the Sherrif's decision because he got a kickback or political pressure coming down from above.

A quick search of the sheriff's tape collection might turn-up a well worn copy of the Paris sex tape.

jason: Fourty-Five [sic] days in solitary confinement

Hey genius, disagree with the 45 days all you care to, many people do, but the solitary is mandated because of her social status and for her safety.

Or perhaps you're hoping for the worst and you can view the gang rapes tapes.

Here is what I think happen... (Below threshold)

Here is what I think happened (purely speculation):

Paris's Attorney to Sherrif after first day of confinement:

My client is about to have a nervous breakdown. We have sent her psychiatrist to minister to her and he is convinced she is on the verge of serious mental collapse. If that happens we will sue for (b)(m)illions. You can have your psychiatrist administer an independent medical examination and speak with her psychiatrist.

Sherrif: Wow. I'll have my psychiatrist talk to your psychiatrist and be back with you.

Two days later:

Sherrif to Paris's lawyer:

Wow, she sure is a basket case. We are letting her go home.

The obvious problem was they forgot to bring the judge in this dialog.

I guess Paris has hit rock ... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

I guess Paris has hit rock bottom.

Time to start supporting her, wishing her well, seeing all her problems as a "disease" (perhaps she can write a book or start a charity) and putting her back on the celebrity idol pedestal so this whole process can be repeated.

Now THAT picture HAS to be ... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Now THAT picture HAS to be in a Weekend Caption Contest! :-)

Brett, the sentence was not... (Below threshold)

Brett, the sentence was not extended to 45 days. The original sentence was 45 days, reduced to 23 on the condition that Ms. Hilton serve her time without causing disruption or undue difficulty for the jail. Ms. Hilton failed to comply with her terms, and so lost the privilege of having the sentence reduced.

Ms. Hilton was convicted, I understand, of a DUI which led to her losing her license, and three separate instances where she drove anyway after losing her license. The third time she couldn't talk her way past the police, and with all the facts in hand, the judge followed the sentencing guidelines.

I don't know about your state, but where I live anyone caught driving "erratically" with their license suspended for a drunk driving conviction is absolutely going to jail, and a month and a month-and-a-half is not excessive at all.

"Time to start supportin... (Below threshold)
Stormin:

"Time to start supporting her, wishing her well, seeing all her problems as a "disease" (perhaps she can write a book or start a charity) and putting her back on the celebrity idol pedestal so this whole process can be repeated."

You were doing great until you said put her back on the celebrity idol pedestal. She shouldn't have been on it in the first place, so no reason to put her back up there.

Best thing for her, really.... (Below threshold)
LAB:

Best thing for her, really. Hopefully, it'll give her a wake up call.

I heard a rumor, that is si... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

I heard a rumor, that is simlar vnjagvet's theory, that an army of lawyers and mountain paperwork was prepared to hit the county so hard, it would have bankrupted them.

Why is "INF Daily" Photosho... (Below threshold)
ijosha:

Why is "INF Daily" Photoshoped on the car window?

I expect Paris Hilton has h... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

I expect Paris Hilton has had a very sheltered existence and is unlikely to be able to cope with confinement nearly as well as most other people. It reminds me of stories about rich people committing suicide in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash. Some people would rather die than face life without the comfort of big money. In this case Paris still has the big money, but circumstances have removed it's comfort for a time.

I take no joy in her suffering, but justice demands some semblance of fairness for all those others who find themselves in similar circumstances, but without the comfort of big money. If she can pull herself together and learn the lesson she needs to learn, then this may end up being a positive experience for her.

Having a child who has been... (Below threshold)

Having a child who has been beset with (real) panic attacks when in a tough or uncomfortable situation, I understand better than most the pain such people can apparently be it.

Nonetheless, conduct has consequences and it does not do these people any good to allow secondary gain (like getting out of jail) from this malady.

I think the judge may just have helped Paris's long term mental health at the same time he enforced the law..

I heard a rumor, that is... (Below threshold)
Brian:

I heard a rumor, that is simlar vnjagvet's theory, that an army of lawyers and mountain paperwork was prepared to hit the county so hard, it would have bankrupted them.

I wouldn't put faith in that because:

a) Even if true, what does the sheriff himself care? It's the city attorney who would have to deal with it, and he's the one who tried to get Paris thrown back in jail.

b) If it were true, then now that she's back in jail they would presumably carry through with that threat. But we haven't seen (and probably won't see) that happen.

Kevin-Ghee-prematu... (Below threshold)
Nony:

Kevin-

Ghee-premature exclamation....

Greatest picture ever

You were too quick with that. I would take at least an hour to decide and I think this picture would be near the top of my list-

http://www.iiimef.usmc.mil/IwoJima.jpg

"Brett, the sentence was no... (Below threshold)
craigs:

"Brett, the sentence was not extended to 45 days. The original sentence was 45 days, reduced to 23 on the condition that Ms. Hilton serve her time without causing disruption or undue difficulty for the jail. Ms. Hilton failed to comply with her terms, and so lost the privilege of having the sentence reduced"

I have no sympathy for Paris and enjoyed the picture myself, but I do have a question about the above. How exactly did
Paris fail to comply with with her sentence? If the sherrif told me to wear an ankle bracelet and go home I'd do it.

Good point, Craig.... (Below threshold)

Good point, Craig.

>I have no sympathy for Par... (Below threshold)
Brett:

>I have no sympathy for Paris and enjoyed
>the picture myself, but I do have a
>question about the above. How exactly
>did Paris fail to comply with with her
>sentence? If the sherrif told me to
>wear an ankle bracelet and go home I'd
>do it.

Precisely. They told her to go home, and wear an ankle bracelet. She did that. What was she supposed to do - say, "sorry, Sheriff, the judge said I was supposed to stay so I refuse to leave"?

If the Sheriff exceeded his authority, then fine, ding the Sheriff. If someone bribed her out then find them and prosecute them. If Paris did it herself, then fine, charge her for that and prosecute her for that. No evidence of of any of this was presented. The appearance is that the judge got mad at the Sheriff and so he dinged the dingbat instead. She didn't do anything to affect her shortened sentence - or at least there was no evidence presented that she caused a problem in jail.

The judge specifically told... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

The judge specifically told Ms. Hilton at her initial sentencing, that home detention was not allowed (her lawyers asked then). So, she knew not to go there. But more to the point, Paris screamed and cried in the jail, she refused to eat her food, and she complained about everything from the pillow to the bed to the blankets. So sorry, she broke that condition of behaving, and she knew it.

And trying to phone in to t... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

And trying to phone in to the mandatory hearing today was an extremely bad idea.

"Greatest picture ever"? </... (Below threshold)

"Greatest picture ever"?

Wanting to see justice done is one thing, but enjoying the pain of others is quite another. I find all the hatred being hurled at Paris Hilton as disgusting as the media's fascination with Ms. Hilton herself.

If she is borderline suicid... (Below threshold)
Robert the Original:

If she is borderline suicidal, County is probably the best place for her with shrinks on duty 24/7.

This risk aside, her behavior, both in cars and jails, confirms the need for a sharp dose of reality.

Paris is no different from others we know caught in the mist of alcoholism. This type of driving record cannot be anything else. The judge knows that she cannot break the habit at home.

And break it she must or soon awake in a twisted mangle of steel and body parts. Go judge.

Comparing her reaction this... (Below threshold)
Alex:

Comparing her reaction this time around with the way she was acted when she turned herself in Sunday night, I can't help but wonder if a deal to let her out after a couple of days was planned in advance - she knew it would only be a couple of days so there was no need to get all hysterical like she did this time.

Where do people get the not... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Where do people get the notiion that she assumes she's "above the law." She received a sentence that is far more severe (and she's serving it) than others do who have criminal records and commit similar crimes afterward.

Even Sheriff Baca said that she's being treated differently...she's being treated more harshly than nearly everyone else.

Obviously Hilton is mentally ill. I can't see what's entertaining or even humorous about ridiculing a person in her state of mind.

And about leaving jail yesterday...what was she supposed to do, hang onto the bars and tell the Sheriff she wasn't leaving when he told her to go?

She's been returned to jail, no wonder she's crying, L.A. County jail is not a pretty picture (never been there, thank God, but I've known my share of medical people who have done tours there and a few of the loathesome and creepy L.A. county supervisors who are quite corrupt jerks, and I don't mind saying so).

I was listening, in fact, to two of L.A. County's Supervisors on the news today and both referred to Paris Hilton as "spoiled" and "getting what she deserves" and being "a brat."

Obviously, they know of some Planet We're Special justice system where only the people they hate are sent to jail.

The justice system isn't about who is "spoiled" and who is not liked or even who is hated but about who breaks what laws and under what circumstances. Supervisors don't get to "put people away" just because they don't like them, are jealous of whatever, or find someone irritating.

I'm no fan of Paris Hilton's egoism but on second thought, what I think all this "mememe" behavior by her has been is mental illness kept from the public. Don't you want impaired children to think well of themselves? In her case, I think it's that she's still very much a mental and emoitonal child and she's been overindulged in vain attempts to make her "feel better."

So, yes, she IS "spoiled" but when was that against the law? I mean, when was acting spoiled and crying in public against the law? These L.A. Supervisors are equally spoiled to be behaving as they are and making such defaming public statements about a citizen as they are and have been (I hope the Hilton's sue the bragging Supervisors).

The judge's order WAS not enforced, yes. He deserved an explanation. The Sheriff obviously thought he was doing what he needed to do to run his jail the way he thought it shoudl be run.

But that isn't Hilton's fault or responsibility. The Judge, however, sentenced her to a far longer jail term (and is requiring she serve it all) than anyone else in her situation.

So, yes, they're using her as an example to exercise their embitteredness, their nastiness, their sense of power over someone they assume can be kicked around because she isn't "popular" nor well liked.

That's abuse, by the way. Not by Paris Hilton but the L.A. County.

I feel sorry for her, and I mean that within the context of the fact that she's mentally compromised and I can't see kicking someone around just because they can be kicked. Few here (perhaps none) would be able to withstand the media assualts that she has for a while now and after seeing today's events, no wonder the heck she cried. I think I'd be more worried if she didn't.

Maybe if she had gone to Re... (Below threshold)
SShiell:

Maybe if she had gone to Rehab instead of home . . . .

heh

When two days in jail is th... (Below threshold)

When two days in jail is the normal sentence for most persons in the same legal situation in this Los Angeles district, this judge has raised ethical issues about themselves by attempting to sentence based on who the person is rather following the normal guidelines.

Paris Hilton may be a spoiled brat. But the judge has now made himself a legitimate issue due to his unusual sentencing in this case.

From what I hear from Calif... (Below threshold)

From what I hear from California lawyers, the sentence was extremely harsh for the offense, given her record. It seems she is being punished as much for who she is as for what she did.

Now, the sheriff had no authority to change her sentence at all. The judge had specifically ruled out home arrest, so that ended that as far as the law is concerned. The circus is on the sheriff.

It's pretty obvious this young lady has some serious issues, most of which are beyond the ability of law enforcement or corrections to address. Perhaps this ordeal will force her family to help her address them. They can afford it.

I don't think rich people should get any breaks on sentencing, but I don't think they should be penalized for being rich, either.

I will not rejoice in this young woman's self-destruction. She needs serious help, as her behavior has indicated for some time now. Some earnest prayers for her would be a good start.

As to the normal sentence, ... (Below threshold)
Robert the Original:

As to the normal sentence, accounts differ. An LA defense lawyer put it at 30 days after two probation violations, today on FOX. Paris got 45.

She got the initial DUI and got 6 months probation - no license. Then she violated that probation twice, the sencond time driving without headlights at freeway speeds, under the influence.

Then she showed up late to court and acted defiant and cocky.

I don't know about any judges you know, but the ones I know would smell a bad accident sure to happen. In my State, they go right to jail.

Those who think two days is normal or will do any good, have not been following the state of DUI enforcement after the MADD campaign of recent years.

For those who doubt me, go try it. Get a couple DUI's, violate probation and drive without lights or license. Show up late and piss off the judge as best you can.

See what happens to you.

Let's all just pray her to ... (Below threshold)
civil behavior:

Let's all just pray her to redemption from the evils of celebrity so she no longer has to suffer at the hands of the paparazzi. Then she will take up her life's work as a missionary helping the poor and unfortunate leading a simple life spreading the gospel of how austerity builds character.

Yes, even Paris can be saved. All it takes is allowing her quiet reflective time in the safe harbor of her Hollywood Hills hovel instead of a possible life of recidivism by having to associate herself with the unsterile flesh of real criminals. She really did nothing much wrong driving recklessly on a suspended sentence. Certainly she wasn't out to kill anyone purposely.

I say we give her a break. She of all people seems to deserve it.

typical alcoholic recidivis... (Below threshold)
stormy:

typical alcoholic recidivist. Wish I had been hit by her instead of the slobbering drunk undocumented alien that clocked me in 2003. He was out of jail in 1 day - sentence? Time served (1day) - of course since he had no documentation in our lovely sanctuary town (Durham, NC), his Chapel Hill attornies got him right off. Next time Paris should contact them or drive in Durham county, NC.

Fourty-Five days i... (Below threshold)
Fourty-Five days in solitary confinement for a first time misdemeanor is bullshit. That judge is just trying to make a name for himself by pandering to the envious assholes who like nothing better than watching some rich girl bleed.

She didn't get 45 days for a first time misdemeanor. She got that only after she violated every last one of the conditions of her plea bargain.

She agreed to go to alcohol awareness classes, then skipped them

She agreed to community service, then blew it off.

She agreed to a 90-day suspension of her driver's license, then was caught driving twice.

The only bovine excrement I smell around here is your lame-ass defense of her utter contempt of the law and her obligations to it.

Another Sanjaya fan?... (Below threshold)
Jay:

Another Sanjaya fan?

Sorry, but she got what she... (Below threshold)
Scott:

Sorry, but she got what she deserved.

I got a DUI in California in 2004. I was only over the limit by .01, but to the court it was a DUI. (I rolled thru a stop sign in Berkeley after a dinner. I felt fine, but was over the limit here. I did not ask for favors).

The penalty for me, a first DUI, was a suspended license until I paid a $1600 fine, and went to several evenings of counseling and classes. I hired a lawyer to navigate this mess, but I came out of it OK and with a wish to never do this again.

Paris got the same treatment, but never followed thru on the requirements of her conviction.

That's her problam. She is not special under the law here, and that's why she went to jail.

Judges give probation on the assumption that the convicted will follow thru and do what's required. When you don't, the judge can throw your ass in jail and resurrect the original penalty and enforce it. That's the way the system works.

Paris ignored the court. She ignored the requirements of her probation, she ignored the requirment for classes and time, and she blew off the system.

Now she is in jail where she belongs. If I had done the same thing, I would be in jail too.

She isn't being treated unfairly. She was given the same chances anyone else in CA is given on a first offense. She, however, thought it was bullshit and that she was above the law.

She isn't. And she's in jail.

When she gets out, I hope she has learned her lesson.

She did not get a DUI. Your... (Below threshold)
xray:

She did not get a DUI. Your argument's foundation is false.

If Paris Hilton was to sick... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

If Paris Hilton was to sick to be in jail, then she should have been taken to a hospital like all other inmates and not simply sent home.




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