I've had CNN on for an hour this morning. In that time they've spent
Her jail sentence is 90 days, but predictions are she will serve only 23 of those days. Then she still has 90 days of "program" (aka rehab).
Do you think this sentence is appropriate for her?
If the sentence is appropriate for millions of other Americans breaking the law, then I say it's fair enough for her. People have been spent long time sentences, for a lot less. I think she should count her blessings, because she is a star. Because we all know, if it was someone else they'd be in for a very long haul.
Who cares? Seriously, the way I see it, she's had every opportunity to succeed in life. she's a very attractive young girl, and highly talented to boot. She had the Disney corporation offering her parts early in her career, and what does she do? She squanders her opportunity and does drugs. My thoughts are when it comes to celebrities going to jail, period, it's that ANYTHING that happens to them is their own damn fault. They have nobody to blame but themselves. They were given every chance to succeed, but they blew it. Therefore, why should i feel sorry for them? they don't give a rat's a** about me, so i sure as hell don't care about them.
Lindsay is unfortunate. She missed some court appearances and she should have to undergo some kind of system where by she makes up for what she has done. Some countries might do it different, like ask the celebrity to make a contribution to a well-deserving charity or prove they deserve not to be put in a detention place like prison. If she raised a million dollars for a cancer charity as compensation, and use the celebrity power for good, as others do, I'd go easy on her. I wrote about her recently on my website, she is a magnet for many people-watchers, it seems.
It's a shame there are not alternatives to just shoving everyone in prison for doing one thing or another. There's more than one way a person can make up for what they do, in my humble opinion. The Justice system differs in other parts of the world. Anyway, it's not like Lindsay is the Evil Witch of the East or something. She is not some hardened criminal, when compared to some people, who have done far worse than her.
This is very common due to jail overcrowding. So, I think it's appropriate. She was also on probation for a few years and while she violated the terms of the probation, she received a normal sentence for those violations. She also has to do another 3 months of rehab. Because of her poor decisions, this will follow her around for about 3 years, I think that's pretty fair punishment. Although, I suspect she probably doesn't agree!
On a side note, I was really disgusted with what she had painted on her middle finger - IF she really was directing that towards the judge and court. Maybe she wasn't...but if so, I have low tolerance for anyone who disrespects the solemnity of judicial proceedings.
GG -- So nice to see you! It's been awhile!
I think the sentence is perfect. A little time behind bars to humble her. The key part is the rehab. In fact, if I were the judge I'd do it in reverse order. Rehab first, then some jail time.
Jim -- I'm sorry, but I must question your patriotism. Are you an American? How can you NOT care???
She brought this on herself. Maybe she will cry and scream, "Mommy, mommy!" like Paris did in court.
Whether the sentence is truly fair or not it is probably enough to send a message that the courts are tired of entitled, spoiled, celebrities.
Whether or not it is fair I don't think is the point, relatively speaking. She'll serve whatever time she does. She'll go through the routine probationary time. She'll do the required rehab. Absolutely none of this will do anything for her unless it means something to her.
As for my absolute opinion, I believe in tough sentencing laws. I DO NOT view jail time as a deterrent, nor as an opportunity to reform an individual, but solely as a punnishment.
I think we should ship her to Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, or anywhere in the turbulent middle east and not let her leave. that would solve this problem. much cheaper then rehab + prison.
i completly agree lets send her to some other country. I feel like the media has turned lindsey lohan into our problem. As if she is everyone of our little girls. No one cares, we liked her when she was little, now its just getting old.
I agree with all of you. It's a shame that someone who has "made it" and is making big bucks is not appreciative for what she has. She can buy what ever she wants and go to exotic places many times a year... she's just throwing it down the toilet. It angers me that they make this stuff big news. I wish the studios and other important organizations in Hollywood would drop people like this for good. If they can't behave then why should they reward them with movie jobs, magazine covers and other things? I understand that things happen but when it becomes a pattern over a few years then they should turn their backs on these people. I can think of a couple others... Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell... the list goes on.
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