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Paris Hilton is out of jail !?!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by skadistic, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. nivi

    nivi Call me Ishmael

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    She got house arrest becuase of some mystery illness, something which wouldn't have happened if she was a nobody, she would have just gotten treatment in jail, and that is true even for people with serious stuff like cancer.

    Oh please, would you prefer 23 days of jail or 40 of house arrest? "Less freedom" excuse is pure BS.
     
  2. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    A general question: Is it normal for them not to publish what medical condition it was that allowed a prisoner to leave?
     
  3. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    I am jealous of her wealth, but that is not the reason why I think she should be in jail.
     
  4. White Elk

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    Another aspect of her 'house arrest'.... She has demonstrated a lack of respect for the courts. I don't know the legal system, but it seems to me that this should put her at risk of disobeying the house arrest. And if she was not who she is, she would have been denied this option due to her previous disregard for court orders.
     
  5. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Considering recent legal trends and laws regarding medical privacy, the state would be taking a great risk in publically divulging specifics on anybody - not just Ms. Hilton.
     
  6. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    A nobody with cancer can't necessarily drive around in a Mercedes, but Paris can.
    I would prefer a lawyer competent enough to get me the house arrest, but I am not entitled to one of that caliber unless I can afford to pay the legal bill.
     
  7. aelf

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    I don't see how this proves capitalism is faulty. This just means the legal system is.

    But capitalism does suck in a lot of ways, but socialism sucks too. I guess we have to find a middle way.
     
  8. nivi

    nivi Call me Ishmael

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    And this changes the judges decision becuase..? :rolleyes:


    That is exactly my point.
     
  9. JollyRoger

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    A judge can only work with the arguments he is presented with. There is generally a vast difference between a public defender and a high dollar defense lawyer in terms of quality of legal arguments made - so unless you are willing to socialize the legal system, I do not see a problem with the outcome. Those that can afford quality, get quality - just like every other segment of the market.
     
  10. nivi

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    Yeah, yeah, capitalism is wrong socialism good blah blah blah.


    Quality of the lawyer should not be the deciding factor of wheter a person goes to jail.
     
  11. LucyDuke

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    Yep. With liberty and justice for all who can afford it.
     
  12. JollyRoger

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    Why not? Your quality of investment advisor can be the deciding factor of the balance of your portfolio. The quality of your automobile's safety features could be the deciding factor of whether you live or die in an accident. If you want a high quality lawyer should you ever get into criminal trouble, you should plan ahead and make sure you are in a financial position to afford one. Those that can afford good legal represenation shouldn't be punished because others are too lazy to put themselves in the financial position of being able to afford such quality represetation.
     
  13. nivi

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    Could you please stop putting up this capitlism in the court act of yours, its realy getting on my nerves.

    Point is, Justice is Blind, and not "liberty and justice for all who can afford it."


    I am not going to answer anymore of you're useless posts, repeting the same idiotic capitalistic mantra (which you obviously don't believe, and try to ridicule me with it) you've officially won the argument by wearing me out.
     
  14. Leonel

    Leonel Breakfast Connoisseur

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    This is bull! I'm pretty convinced now that we got serious problems in America.
     
  15. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    My rates are reasonable if you ever need to get bailed out of a criminal situation in Texas.
     
  16. Phlegmak

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    Hey! Remember the "bad argument tactics" thread or whatever it was called? I named the argument tactic you just mentioned!
     
  17. Murky

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    Your financial position isn't necessarily a reflection of how hard you worked to achieve it. It's true that making money takes work but not everyone that has a lot of money made it themselves. Paris Hilton inherited her wealth. There's also a difference between making money and just taking it from others who actually worked hard to get it.
     
  18. Mise

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    JollyRoger deserves a medal for absolutely fellatiowning this thread :lol:
     
  19. JollyRoger

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    Well, I am talking about the invisible hand, so it really doesn't matter if she is blind or not.
     
  20. Valka D'Ur

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    If she had killed someone while driving drunk, she would be a murderer.
     

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