Paris Hilton was sentenced this afternoon in a Los Angeles court to 45 days in jail, with her jail term beginning on June 5th, for a DUI charge she was arrested for last year in 2006. This is the most unfortunate and sad news. Tracy Morgan (of 30 Rock on NBC) was just sentenced to wear a SCRAM (alcohol monitoring device) ankle bracelet after recently having his day in court for his drunk driving charge. Why has the government of California used the lovely Ms. Hilton as an example this way? What a travesty this is. I send my heartfelt and sincere regret for this unfortunate circumstance to the entire Hilton family.
It is reported that both Kathy and Rick Hilton accompanied Paris to her scheduled court appearance this afternoon in L.A. They were said to both be distraught by the outcome. Paris was said to be on the verge of tears and very apologetic to the Judge and the Court for what she had done.
Paris doesn't deserve this.
I want to start a petition...Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger should have helped her out with a pardon or a warning or something. Or the Court could have even sentenced her to wear the same type of Alcohol Monitoring Device that Tracy Morgan has been sentenced to wear.
Paris needs to know she has the support of her fans to get through this.
While all the tabloid sites are making light of this by making cliched "jailbird" jokes about what Paris is about to endure, I choose do otherwise. Jail is not fun for anyone, not even for an hour (well at least for most people jail is not fun) . People make mistakes and deserve a second chance.
FREE PARIS HILTON!