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November 3, 2011

If you ever wonder why some have little understanding or respect for the criminal justice system...

then this headline of this article reporting on Lindsay Lohan's experience yesterday with the California justice system sums it up well: "Lindsay Lohan to serve 30 days in jail AFTER finishing $1m Playboy shoot (but could spend just minutes behind bars due to overcrowding)."

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the whole thing is a wash. was a complete WASTE of time, money, resources and more importanly the authority of the justice system!

these continual JOKE confinement just prove what a mess the injustice system of america is. What's sad is even this won't finish up her involvment with it! If she's smart once her time is up and the deputies come to get her to leave. She will REFUSE! and then CONTINUE to REFUSE till her entire sentence is up tell the court she intends to serve the public the best way she can. to do the whole 400 HOURS IN JAIL! lol

Posted by: rodsmith | Nov 3, 2011 6:53:31 PM

rodsmith --

There's a better chance that I'll spend this weekend on the moon than that Ms. Rehab will seek "to serve the public the best way she can." I suppose there are more selfish, bratty, me-me-me people around, but they'd be hard to find, even in Hollywood.

If I were the judge, either she or the jailer would serve all 30 days, and the jailer gets to decide which.

Posted by: Bill Otis | Nov 3, 2011 7:34:55 PM

Bill's comment is typical pablum: "If I were the judge" I'd jail her, but what about the fact that the jails are full, that the prisons are full and CA is shifting some offenders to county jails, etc. ... Do you just ignore all that because a celebrity strikes you as "bratty"? Rhetoric and reality seem completely separate in the whole tuff-on-crime construct, particularly when it comes to addiction-related offenses.

IMO such an intellectual disconnect from reality is a function of the false meme that only incarceration is punishment and probation means "getting off scot-free." In reality, the system is too vast to incarcerate every petty offender without massive, politically impossible tax hikes and more emphasis is needed on thoughtful, evidence-derived, community-based punishments. In this case "In order to comply with the judge's strict order Lohan will spend virtually every day she is not in jail at the morgue" doing community service, but somehow that's not punishment? What a bizarre worldview!

Posted by: Gritsforbreakfast | Nov 4, 2011 2:36:32 PM

The problem with Little Ms. Rehab, Grits, is that she thinks rules are for suckers, as are court orders. She does as she pleases and everyone else can kiss her backside.

The court has the power to at least make an effort to change this attitude. If it ordered the jai to keep her incarcerated for the entire 30 days, that's what would happen.

What you want to do instead is vindicate her "the court can go screw itself" attitude by showing her that the system is indeed Richard Nixon's pitiful, helpless giant.

Posted by: Bill Otis | Nov 5, 2011 10:02:39 PM

no what i'm saying is ESPEICALY when most states and the federal govt are basilly BROKE and heading toward bankrupsy or collapse to continue to tie up limited tax mony of bull shit charges should be a CRIMNAL OFFENSE! she is going into 7 years of court hearing and prossessing over 2 minor charges. What she may have done is irrelivent...what she was finaly charged with and sentenced on is!

i dont' even want to know how many 100's of thousands or millions this has wasted. Not to mention the time of the court and law enforcment.

once apon a time a mistermeaner offence called for a fine and slap on the wrist....if push come to shove maybe a few days in the local jail...not 7 years of stupidity! where 90% of the hearing about billshit ones about probation violations that woudn't have happen if she had NOT been on it!

Posted by: rodsmith | Nov 6, 2011 2:59:14 PM

LOL sorry bill

" billshit"

that was not aimed at you. was supposed to be "bullshit"

Posted by: rodsmith | Nov 6, 2011 3:00:45 PM

rodsmith --

Not a problem. A make plenty of typos myself.

Posted by: Bill Otis | Nov 6, 2011 11:37:04 PM

hmm seems the sheriff's department agrees they have wasted too much time on this!

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45187856

Lindsay Lohan checks in and out of LA County jail

LYNWOOD, Calif. — Lindsay Lohan was released from a Los Angeles County jail early Monday, less than five hours after she arrived at the suburban women's lockup to serve a 30-day sentence for violating probation.


i hope she's getting some better lawyers!

based on this

"It's Lohan's fifth jail sentence since being arrested twice for drunken driving in 2007.

On Wednesday, a judge ordered jail time because Lohan recently violated court orders by getting booted from a community service assignment at a women's shelter."

so basicaly she was violated BECASUE the woman's shelter felt she would not be a good role model for the women there! NO SHIT! wonder what their first clue was!

and then there is this!

"The judge imposed a complicated sentence, telling Lohan that she will now have to perform all of her community service at the county morgue or risk serving an additional 270 days in jail. The sentence also requires Lohan to undergo psychotherapy sessions and appear monthly at court hearings between December and March.

The judge also said Lohan can no longer leave the country and needs the permission of her new "no-nonsense" probation officer to travel outside California."

but this part is just funny!

"In 2007, Lohan spent 84 minutes at the jail before being released, and in the past she has served about 20 percent of her sentence, which is roughly six days."

so thanks to her two minor convictions where she saved the court 100's of thousands by pleading out! she has since served about 6d and 7hr in jail! for the bargain basement price of probably upward of a MILLION DOLLARS! if not more!

personaly i think it's time to quit while the state is BEHIND!

Posted by: rodsmith | Nov 7, 2011 11:27:26 AM

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