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  •  The seriousness of the violation is NOT the issue (0+ / 0-)

    If you have a problem with the measure of seriousness of a DUI violation, you should take aim at the judicial system instead of blaming someone else for their inadequacies. The offense has been measured and her punishment exceeded that of average Joe. Did the system judge her fairly if EVERYONE else receives better treatment? That is the issue.

    Furthermore, you can't compare apples to oranges and expect it to yield the truth. The circumstances of the PH ordeal is complete different from YOUR personal experiences with the system AND the location makes a difference IF you consider the fact that every county is mandated to over-crowding regulations.

    •  I call BS (0+ / 0-)

      The laws she broke are consistent from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. People who drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs are dangerous to themselves and everyone they encounter in their path.

      Her original punishment did not exceed that of the average joe, and she was even treated with kid gloves by getting off with a warning for her first probation violation, something a lot of average joes don't get. The second probation violation shows a clear disrespect for the law, which then warrants a stronger sentence. The judge is still being nice to her because he could have sentenced her up to a year in the county lockup for violating her probation. Instead she got a month and a half and she'll only have to serve a bit more than two weeks if she keeps her nose clean. Poor baby, she'll actually have to spend a few days in less than total luxury as a consequence for endangering the lives of others. Boo fucking hoo.

      So many impeachable offenses, so little time... -6.0 -5.33

      by Cali Techie on Sat Jun 09, 2007 at 09:05:02 AM PDT

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      •  Who do you believe? (0+ / 0-)

        The laws are consistent (as far as I know), but the punishment is NOT. I agree she her punishment EXCEEDS that of what everyone else receives. Consider this opinion is from the sheriff of LA county who has a lot more experience than either you or me with these matters. Who do you believe?

        •  I believe the judge and my own experiences (0+ / 0-)

          The Sheriff of LA County doesn't have a say in the matter. His job is to do what the court tells him to do. The fact he decided on his own to release her to house arrest against the judge's direct order not to do so tells me he's not competent enough to be trusted. Besides now that he's in trouble he's going to say anything to make himself look better.

          So many impeachable offenses, so little time... -6.0 -5.33

          by Cali Techie on Sat Jun 09, 2007 at 07:10:21 PM PDT

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