Thursday, June 07, 2007

In the halls of justice....


... all the justice is in the halls, as Lenny Bruce once said.

Did this stuff just start with OJ?

Not likely.

I got up this morning and heard that Paris Hilton has been fitted with an ankle bracelet and has been reassigned to home confinement. She was let out of jail because she whined and cried until her psychiatrist signed an order that she is "ill" and can't handle it. I'd like to know what medical condition justified her being let out early.

Sheesh! Home confinement in Bel Air! My heart is bleeding! I wonder if she has enough range on her ankle bracelet to walk her little dog on Bellagio Road!

You know, I'm the first one to consider psychological conditions and I'm especially sensitive to not traumatizing people. We all come with different capabilities in this world, things we can handle and things we can't. Some people simply can not handle certain life conditions. As one who is extremely environmentally sensitive (can't stand lights, noise, etc), I probably bend too much in the direction of honoring personal psychological needs.

The thing is that I am not partial to rich people.

Is jail not traumatizing for young Black women from Watts?

I've often believed that if we wait long enough, the truth usually comes out. The double-tiered system of justice is out on the table right now. It's no longer hidden. It's no longer talked about behind hands. It's in our faces. This just smells!

And will it change? Probably not.

What do you think? How should the American people respond to this?


Peace,

~Chani

(Note: If these posts are getting boring as hell, would someone tell me? I'm floundering a bit here and hate to think I'm boring the spit out of everyone. It's hard to be scintillating every day, isn't it? LOL I think I might have to go steal some memes. :)

20 comments:

kaliroz said...

I feel the same way you do about this.

Privileged, white girl cries and gets let out.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

I'm just angry and really have no words.

Just says so much about what's wrong with American society.

slouching mom said...

Oh, does that girl set me off. I am not aggressive by nature, but I have had to fight the desire to slap her.

I read last night that she was cold in jail, poor girl. Cold.

THIS WHOLE THING MAKES ME WANT TO SCREAM.

thailandchani said...

Kaliroz, I know. When it first came on the news, I broke into peels of laughter. I mean.. so blatant?

Is there any doubt now?

If there is, someone's not thinking. :)

~*

SM, yeah.. she was "cold".

Then give her a bloody sweater!

I'm afraid I don't feel too tolerant about this one. She irritates the heck out of me.

~*

Peace,

~Chani

Geneviève said...

As the French writer La Fontaine wrote in the XVIIth century:" Whether you are poor or rich, the court's judgments will be black or white." Nothing has changed since then nowhere in the world. We can just hope for more impartiality - some judges are not rotten.

Pam said...

Spoiled little rich girls getting their way with a tantrum. So much for justice. She knew what could happen and did what she wanted anyway...she should pay her dues. And I, too, get the urge to slap her, but it's the system that's run amok.

The Atavist said...

I think that everyone should do the time. But... a lot of things should be decriminalized - drugs, prostitution, etc. But REAL crimes need to be punished and I don't particularly care if the culprit is traumatized or inconvenienced. Isn't that the point of the punishment in the first place?

flutter said...

She's a spoiled pain in the ass.

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Mike M said...

Paris needs to cry us a river, build a bridge over it (although she would have someone else do it) and jump the F off.

The judge in the case is just as dumb, but he has no excuse.

Christine said...

Oh that Paris pisses me off! I almost wrote a blog post myself about her. She is, simply stated in the old school way: a spoiled little brat. Even Martha Stewart managed to hold her head up and take her medicine in the pen. This person can't even handle a few days.

Christine said...

not that i'm a personal an of martha stewart mind you, but her recipes do rock!
;-p

jen said...

i was annoyed at that too, largely because jails have become a clearinghouse for the mentally ill, who NO DOUBT suffer extraordinary distress due to being confined, not to mention folks who battle cancer, AIDS, etc while in jail.

so absolutely, if we can provide alternatives for everyone, sure.

otherwise, i call bullshit.

Julie Pippert said...

Oh I heard that!

I was appalled. I thought initially the sentence was a little harsh, but ended up on the fence.

But it was what they sentenced her to, and similar to what others have had to do in a similar position. Not everyone else gets a by!

I almost blogged about this, but didn't have time so had to load up a post I did over the weekend.

I'm glad you did it. Now I can air and so forth here.

I totally call bullshit, for exactly the reason you do!

And seriously...if I hear *one more* person say it's a different life, and a black woman from Watts (for example) was raised in a tougher world I will literally, I kid you not, shit bricks and whack that person over the head with them. Metaphorically speaking. Since I'd find jail a serious hardship. ;)

Let's not forget this woman DRIVES DRUNK.

Whew, that felt good LOL.

Tabba said...

I'm with everyone on this....beyond ridiculous. I don't even have words for it right now.

You're always scintillating, by the way :)

QT said...

A good old drunk driver in Wisconson WOULD be allowed to leave during the day, but must return to jail and spend the night. If not, immediate bench warrant.

If she can't serve the time, then why didn't he give her some humilating public service, like picking gum off the bottom of benches at the bus stop?

You are never boring, Chani!

meno said...

Wah wah wah. Nothing changes. What do you want to bet that her behavior doesn't change either.

KC said...

It's ridiculous. It's a mockery of our justice system.

MsLittlePea said...

I don't really have anything to add since I'm a little late on the topic. Plus I heard on CNN that there's a possibility she might have to return to jail. But I wanted to tell you since you asked that your post are NOT boring at all. :O)

Gwen said...

I'm actually sort of shocked they let her out, when there's no way it can look like ANYTHING but what it is: the rich being exempt from justice. And isn't everyone cold and sad and depressed in jail? Hello?

I can't even talk about it, it's so ridiculous (Paris, not you, Chani; you don't bore me at all! :) )!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I just came back from a week in L.A. I was utterly disgusted to hear that she had been allowed to hang out at home because she cried.

If our system gets any crazier, I may have to leave the country. What the detestable spoiled brat has learned from this experience is that her family's money and power will always prevail. She has no earthly reason to change her ways, and may kill someone next time.

Of course, that would probably earn her a sentence at Club Med or Canyon Ranch. Oooh, scary,