|By Patrick (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 02:59 pm:|
I was reading the Diana Ross posts and I am wondering how stars can get off so damn easy. Even if they can afford good lawyers, they are only people. Look at Robert Downey Jr. He keeps getting slpas for cocaine, but the average Joe would go to jail for a decade for the same offense. Hell, OJ got off because he was OJ. What if it was Tyrone from south central...would he have gotten off like OJ?
Rock stars get off so damn easy. A classic example is Keith Moon. He ran over and killed his own personal assistant, yet a only got a fine, even though he admitted running the guy over while being drunk.
Some don't get off so easy. James Brown and Ike Turner and others got put in the slammer for various offenses, but not nearly as long a s you or I would get put in for.
Not the same for me and you, huh?
|By stephanie (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 06:20 pm:|
Rock stars get off so damn easy. A classic example is Keith Moon. He ran over and killed his own personal assistant, yet a only got a fine, even though he admitted running the guy over while being drunk. >>>>>
Patrick are you sure about this? I have never heard of this before. I cant imagine someone getting off hitting someone of they were drunk not even Keith Moon...
|By Patrick (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 06:39 pm:|
Yes I am sure about this. Read the book by Tony Fletcher. It is the best Rock biography I have ever read!
|By LUCY (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, March 22, 2003 - 10:04 pm:|
THE ANSWER IS IN YOUR QUESTION.....CAUSE THEY ARE CELEBRITIES.
|By M.McLeanTech (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 08:59 pm:|
Judges are elected. They work hard to get votes. Need I say more?
Jury members are typical members of the public. They don't relate to the letter of the law. They can do the homework and study the charges, evidence, and the law, if they are not distracted by the celibrity factor.
However, if they know the defendent, they can not help but lose interest in being a responsible, level headed "judge," and they fall into the pit of rewriting the law.
Take the Blake case: "He was always great with that bird! No wonder he flew off the handle when that obsessive little monster stuck him with a baby that she promised him he would not be stuck with! I would do the same thing!"
Anyone who thinks that the justice system is fair is just a baby.