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Is Lindsay Lohan Getting Off Too Easy?

Lindsay Lohan put on a white knit headband to stop by her assistant's house on Friday night. It was an interesting week for LL, who spent Thursday morning serving only 84 minutes of her one day sentence in jail. Back in August most of you thought that she deserved a harsher punishment for her DUIs than one day in jail and ten days of community service, but a lot has changed since then. So three months later, do you think Lindsay is getting off too easy?

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futonfighter futonfighter 8 years
That title's just comedy gold all on it's own.
mtiger mtiger 8 years
I'm sick of celebrities turning to drugs and alcohol and saying "oh my life is stressful, the photographers and everything...". Get over it! We all have stress.
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
Now I'm trying to understand the California Justice System, and I still just don't get it. Now I could say "what does it take for one of them to learn and go to jail...kill somebody". BUT Brandy has already done that, and she still parties. I don't care if they are or are not on something. They committed an unlawful action against an innocent person. They need to serve a sentence, not just a few minutes and call it day, when it comes to the crimes that they committed. Something is strange in Hollyweird when it comes to the California Justice System too.
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
Now I'm trying to understand the California Justice System, and I still just don't get it. Now I could say "what does it take for one of them to learn and go to jail...kill somebody". BUT Brandy has already done that, and she still parties. I don't care if they are or are not on something. They committed an unlawful action against an innocent person. They need to serve a sentence, not just a few minutes and call it day, when it comes to the crimes that they committed. Something is strange in Hollyweird when it comes to the California Justice System too.
PartyBarbie PartyBarbie 8 years
The whole thing is BS. I hope she gets it together this time around. If you're not punished for things when you're young.. you may still be doing it when you're older.. dangerous and NOT CUTE! It’s hard to like someone that gets bombed and drives.. celeb or not.
ThatsBloo2You ThatsBloo2You 8 years
I'm not going to bother even getting worked up. what's the point?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Of course she is! BUT she's a celeb so it's ok ;)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Of course she is!BUT she's a celeb so it's ok;)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm glad that she's turned her life around (so it seems) but if any 'normal' person were to have done what she did - they would have spent more than 84 minutes in jail. it's just frustrating that celebs can get off.....and LL needs to really make an effort
LolaDub LolaDub 8 years
thats a stupid ass question POP? is the sky blue.. :cocktail: shit if we did her crime we will all be in jail right now..not serve a hour of community service or 82 minutes...:rotfl:..and thats the damn truth :raspberry:
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
It is a fact that Paris Hilton was treated much more harshly than the average person that was violating terms of probation would be. People in the LA legal community were shocked when she got so much time, so was she, since I'm guessing her attorney told her she would not spend much time in jail. I think she really rubbed the judge the wrong way, which isn't too surprising. Your personal experience, Renee is not really anything more than anecdotal. Also, yes, jails and prisons are different, but they are part of the same legal system. Also, while I partly criticize the American system as a whole as far as handling addicts, there are some systems that do focus on rehabilitation. I worked in a drug court in Rochester, NY that focused more on treatment than on punishment. Lindsay, and any other person with her problems would have immediately been thrown into treatment. I dont see why LA, with the overcrowding they have, shouldn't be interested in doing the same. Obviously laws like the three strikes laws are very harsh, but they aren't necessarily universal. It is really a pity that you care more about the fairness of Lindsay's sentence than you care about her or other people with addictions getting treatment. Yes, DUI's are serious (I know, a drunk driver changed my entire life) but she lucked out and didn't hurt anyone, so she should just be focused on recovery.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
It is a fact that Paris Hilton was treated much more harshly than the average person that was violating terms of probation would be. People in the LA legal community were shocked when she got so much time, so was she, since I'm guessing her attorney told her she would not spend much time in jail. I think she really rubbed the judge the wrong way, which isn't too surprising.Your personal experience, Renee is not really anything more than anecdotal. Also, yes, jails and prisons are different, but they are part of the same legal system. Also, while I partly criticize the American system as a whole as far as handling addicts, there are some systems that do focus on rehabilitation. I worked in a drug court in Rochester, NY that focused more on treatment than on punishment. Lindsay, and any other person with her problems would have immediately been thrown into treatment. I dont see why LA, with the overcrowding they have, shouldn't be interested in doing the same. Obviously laws like the three strikes laws are very harsh, but they aren't necessarily universal. It is really a pity that you care more about the fairness of Lindsay's sentence than you care about her or other people with addictions getting treatment. Yes, DUI's are serious (I know, a drunk driver changed my entire life) but she lucked out and didn't hurt anyone, so she should just be focused on recovery.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
soulight, who are you hearing this from? The sherrif dept? I promise you, from my personal experience, she did Not get the same treatment as anyone else
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
soulight, who are you hearing this from? The sherrif dept?I promise you, from my personal experience, she did Not get the same treatment as anyone else
reese05 reese05 8 years
It is unfair! Paris spent more time although Lilo's case is much much worse..it's not that I like Paris it's just that it really doesn't make sense at all!
soulight soulight 8 years
i keep hearing that the treatment she got is the same treatment that all who commit the same kind of crimes commit. In fact I heard Paris got a much harsher treatment than average people normally receive.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
The Prison system and Jail systems are different. Jails are run by city or county and are for people serving under a year. Prisons are state run and for longer terms. I just wanted to clear that up because I hear people using the term prison, when in reality we're talking jail. The question at hand is not whether our system is wrong or not (which believe me, I have Strong beliefs on), but whether she was getting off easy. I was trying to show that she IS getting off easily. I do not believe drug offenders should necessarily be jailed, I think there should be some other system in place, but as of now, that is Not the case. Well actually to some extent there Are other options, such as CA Prop 36. But compared to the rest of the offender, she, and other celebs, are getting off easier than the regular/non rich and famous people are. And THAT is what's wrong with the picture. The current system, with all it's other flaws, is basically telling society that crimes (DUI, possesion, driving on a suspended licence) are OK as long as you have money and a name. How do you think the other inmates with the same or lesser charges are feeling? They're all calling up their public defenders (or public pretenders as they're affectinaly known) and asking why they didn't get 84 min. So, snowbunny, no I'm not working on a jail/prison reform. I'm trying to stop the problem before or as it starts by talking about addiction to young people. If the system is going to be flawed, then it should at least be consistent.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
The Prison system and Jail systems are different. Jails are run by city or county and are for people serving under a year. Prisons are state run and for longer terms. I just wanted to clear that up because I hear people using the term prison, when in reality we're talking jail.The question at hand is not whether our system is wrong or not (which believe me, I have Strong beliefs on), but whether she was getting off easy. I was trying to show that she IS getting off easily. I do not believe drug offenders should necessarily be jailed, I think there should be some other system in place, but as of now, that is Not the case. Well actually to some extent there Are other options, such as CA Prop 36. But compared to the rest of the offender, she, and other celebs, are getting off easier than the regular/non rich and famous people are. And THAT is what's wrong with the picture. The current system, with all it's other flaws, is basically telling society that crimes (DUI, possesion, driving on a suspended licence) are OK as long as you have money and a name. How do you think the other inmates with the same or lesser charges are feeling? They're all calling up their public defenders (or public pretenders as they're affectinaly known) and asking why they didn't get 84 min.So, snowbunny, no I'm not working on a jail/prison reform. I'm trying to stop the problem before or as it starts by talking about addiction to young people. If the system is going to be flawed, then it should at least be consistent.
adrianalimafan adrianalimafan 8 years
Yes! It amazes me that all the crap she did got her a whole 82 min. behind bars. L.A. is effed up.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
Congrats on five years of sobriety Renee. I'm sure you didn't mean to imply that because you weren't treated well by the prison system, and because others aren't that you hope Lindsay won't be treated well either. That would be a shame, because it seems that someone coming from your position could be a force for prison reform. A prison system that focuses on punishment over rehabilitation for non-violent offenses will ultimately fail society. Yes, California is hugely overcrowded right now with "more than 170,000 prisoners occupying facilities designed for 83,000," which is "more than 200% of their design capacity." This is from Wikipedia on the section about US prisons in general: "Some have criticized the United States for having a high amount of non-violent and victimless offenders incarcerated;[13][14] half of all persons incarcerated under state jurisdiction are for non-violent offences, and 20% are incarcerated for drug offences.[15][16] "Human Rights Watch believes the extraordinary rate of incarceration in the United States wreaks havoc on individuals, families and communities, and saps the strength of the nation as a whole."[13] The United States spends an estimated $60 billion [17] each year on corrections. The population of inmates housed in prisons and jails in the United States exceeds 2 million, with the per capita incarceration population higher than that officially reported by any other country. Because of its size and influence, the U.S. prison industry is often referred to as the prison-industrial complex. Criminal justice policy in the United States has also been criticized for the disproportionate representation of African Americans and other minorities. [17]" How throwing Lindsay, Paris and Nicole in prison will help any of this is beyond me. Obviously, they should be punished where it is thought that will prevent future crimes, and hopefully Lindsay will get the addiction help she needs. Flutterpie: you are the reason that America has such a bad reputation.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
Congrats on five years of sobriety Renee. I'm sure you didn't mean to imply that because you weren't treated well by the prison system, and because others aren't that you hope Lindsay won't be treated well either. That would be a shame, because it seems that someone coming from your position could be a force for prison reform. A prison system that focuses on punishment over rehabilitation for non-violent offenses will ultimately fail society. Yes, California is hugely overcrowded right now with "more than 170,000 prisoners occupying facilities designed for 83,000," which is "more than 200% of their design capacity." This is from Wikipedia on the section about US prisons in general:"Some have criticized the United States for having a high amount of non-violent and victimless offenders incarcerated;[13][14] half of all persons incarcerated under state jurisdiction are for non-violent offences, and 20% are incarcerated for drug offences.[15][16] "Human Rights Watch believes the extraordinary rate of incarceration in the United States wreaks havoc on individuals, families and communities, and saps the strength of the nation as a whole."[13]The United States spends an estimated $60 billion [17] each year on corrections. The population of inmates housed in prisons and jails in the United States exceeds 2 million, with the per capita incarceration population higher than that officially reported by any other country. Because of its size and influence, the U.S. prison industry is often referred to as the prison-industrial complex. Criminal justice policy in the United States has also been criticized for the disproportionate representation of African Americans and other minorities. [17]"How throwing Lindsay, Paris and Nicole in prison will help any of this is beyond me. Obviously, they should be punished where it is thought that will prevent future crimes, and hopefully Lindsay will get the addiction help she needs. Flutterpie: you are the reason that America has such a bad reputation.
madelinehvu madelinehvu 8 years
why doe she always look like she has a mustache???
kitkatherine kitkatherine 8 years
it bothers me that we pay so much attention to it. if she was normal and this happened, no one would even know.
demeter demeter 8 years
Definitely. As did Nicole.
demeter demeter 8 years
Definitely. As did Nicole.
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