Saturday, May 5, 2007

THE PLEA TO GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER TO SAVE PARIS FROM AN UNNECESSARY FATE


I wrote and e-mailed this letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California about 30 minutes ago:
May 5, 2007

To: The Honorable Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger:

Let me first begin by saying that I grew up as a child enjoying all of your wonderful films. You really are the truly great action hero for our time. You are doing a great job in the great state of California.

I would like to bring a matter to your attention that you may or may not already be aware of due to the excessive media coverage this matter has received recently:

Paris Whitney Hilton is 26 year old American celebrity and socialite. She is an heiress to a share of the Hilton Hotel fortune, as well as to the real estate fortune of her father Richard Hilton. She provides hope for young people all over the U.S. and the world. She provides beauty and excitement to (most of) our otherwise mundane lives. Hilton is notable for her leading roles on the FOX reality series The Simple Life and in the remake of the Vincent Price horror classic "House of Wax". In addition to her work as an actress, she has achieved some recognition as a model, celebrity spokesperson, singer, and writer.


As most of America now knows, Ms. Hilton was just charged in a Los Angeles court with DUI and sentenced to 45 days in Century Regional Detention Facility in California beginning on or before June 5, 2007.


We, the American public who support Paris, are shocked, dismayed and appalled by how Paris has been the person to be used as an example that Drunk Driving is wrong. I do not support drunk driving or condone a person being spared from DUI charges. Paris should have been sober. But she shouldn't go to jail, either. As depicted on Friday night's episode "Nancy Grace" on Headline News (May 4, 2007), countless celebrities have been "slapped on the wrist" for similar incidents recently. Nick Nolte, Mel Gibson, Tracy Morgan, Wynonna Judd, to name a few, were arrested and never did a day in jail after their initial arrests for drunk driving /DUI /DWI charges. Rappers Busta Rhymes and Eve still walk free after both being arrested for the same charges as Ms. Hilton just this past week.


Singer/actress Brandy Norwood's California Highway accident, although no proof of DUI was evidenced in her accident, resulted in the death of a young wife and mother in California, yet Brandy walks free as of today, never doing any time and a woman is now dead possibly due to her reckless driving.


Yet, Paris Hilton did not hurt, injure, or kill anyone or anything, and yet she must do jail time.


This letter, with all due respect to you, sir, is to ask you to please consider granting a pardon to Paris Hilton for her mistake, or at the very least to advocate for a pardon to be given to Ms. Hilton. Please allow her to her return to her career and life. Everyone makes mistakes. She didn't hurt or kill anyone, and she has learned her lesson. She is sincere, apologetic, and full of regret for her actions as she explained tearfully to the Judge handling her case in court yesterday. She is distraught and understandably afraid to enter the prison system.

Please save Paris from ending up at the Century Regional Detention Facility in California.


I urge you to think about the welfare of this young woman who will be placed into a facility with murderers, rapists, people who have committed assault, battery, larceny, etc. Paris has made a mortal error and deserves a second chance like so many others in our great nation have been served with after a mistake they have made. In my humble opinion, if the late Former President Gerald Ford could find it in his heart to pardon the late Former President Richard Nixon after his mistake(s), we as compassionate human beings can undeniably support Paris Hilton being pardoned for her honest mistake as well.

I hope and expect that you will understand and please consider granting this unusual but important request in good faith to Ms. Paris Whitney Hilton.


Sincerely,

(my name )

11 comments:

Dominique said...

Are you kidding me?? Your letter to the Governor shows you don't even have the brains to understand why Paris got jail time. She did not get jail time for driving drunk..yes, she got off easy like the other celebrities for that one with 36 months probation. She got jail time because the dumb bitch VIOLATED that probation she was lucky to have and drove her vehicle not once, not twice, but MULTIPLE times when by law she was instructed NOT to. She snubbed her nose at the law thinking that it did not apply to her because of who she is. If anyone else who is not a celebrity did that, they would have been jailed immediately after sentencing and because she is a celeb (and i use that term lightly) she got a month to get her affairs in order. She had a chance to right her wrong and she didn't take it. She was too busy looking in her damn compact at her wonkey eye and fixing her lip gloss to care about learning what her probation entailed. So, before you waste Arnold's time, educate yourself on why she was sentenced and realize that justice was served.

Dominique said...

PS: oh yeah, also why she was sentenced...Don't forget she did not sign up for the alcohol education program she was ordered to do---why didn't she sign up for it, huh? Cuz she didn't give a shit if someone got killed when she drove drunk--she didn't care to educate her stupid ass. In Paris' mind, she didn't do anything wrong, all she wanted was her f'ing in n out burger! Enjoy jail bitch and say hi to Big Burtha for me!

J. Capone said...

No one is in Paris' head but Paris. No one knows how she feels or what she thinks but HER. All the haters stop pretending you would happily go to jail if it was you because you all wouldn't.

Rodgra said...

hey dude its very decent of you to show u care so much about Paris's Fate, but do you really think the Governor Of California would have this issue high on his agenda of issues or events. I don't think so.
Also as stated she was not jailed for drink driving, she was jailed for going against her probation, which she done not once but actually 3 times, in the real world not many of us get a second chance let alone 3 chances, I think she needs to take the sentence on the chin and just serve the time and move fwd and keep some form of dignity and integrity..I am sure her 45 days wont be as tough as it sounds i am sure she will be allowed to keep her mobile phone and have access to certain things other prisoners are not allowed.. so just chill out. You do the crime you do the time. No-one is above the law.

Tracy said...

How audacious of you to presume to speak on behalf of the American public. All of the magazine polls i have read to date show an overwhelming majority of America believes justice is served. Why shouldn't Paris go to jail for DUI charges (although that is not the charge)? Many people are sentenced daily for precisely that reason. Yes, several celebrities have been slapped on the wrist for similar situations, but those are merely examples of justice not being served. Do you truly want to perpetuate this inequality of justice?

Furthermore, initially, Paris was slapped very lightly on the wrist for those charges: she was fined a minimal amount of money, put on probation for 36 months, had her license temporarily suspended and required to attend alcohol abuse classes. The reason she is being dealt a tougher sentence is because she violated probation. When you violate probation so flagrantly, the sentence is always much more stringent. In Brandy's situation, the case is still pending. Accidents are precisely that, accidents. If some criminal evidence comes up, a case will be made. But her situation is so out of scope, it has no business whatsoever in your argument.


You are correct, Paris Hilton did not hurt, injure, or kill anyone. Those would be additional crimes. No one has to die for DUI to be a crime. It is illegal whether or not someone dies. She, more than anyone, can afford to be driven or hire taxi to take her to Vegas and back. And yet she insists on driving knowing full well that she will drink every time. She puts the lives of the public in danger each and every time. I have no sympathy for someone who willing risks my life every time she leaves the house.

After living in LA for so long, I have have a very low alcohol tolerance precisely because I will not drink and drive, so therefore i rarely get the opportunity to drink. If I could afford it, i would take a taxi every time i went out, but that's just not feasible. I value my life and those of my community too much. So I would never ever be in her situation because I am not so selfish and irresponsible. She doesn't care about your safety, so why do you care so much about her?

You should also know that your fears of Paris being placed in "a facility with murderers, rapists, people who have committed assault, battery, larceny, etc." are quite unfounded. She will be in a facility where she will be separated from the general population. The crimes you listed usually end up in medium to maximum security. And larceny is not necessarily a violent crime; it applies to all levels theft.

In your own words "No one is in Paris' head but Paris. No one knows how she feels or what she thinks but HER." So how do you know she has learned her lesson? All her actions are evidence to the contrary. She still contends that this is not her faultalthough she was warned that she was in violation of her parole more than once. Yet still blames her publicisit and her lawyers and everyone but herself. She takes no responsibility for her actions and she will continue to be a menace on the road until comes to realize that no one is responsible for her but her. She does not see that there are consequences to her actions.

If the governor were to pardon this worthless excuse of a woman whose very existence is nothing more than the embodiment of sloth, consumption, vanity and stupidity, then he should pardon all those currently facing jail time for drunk driving and those who cry when they are found in violation of parole.

How dare you waste the time of the governor on something so silly and inconsequential? You should be writing to him to do something about the poverty in South Central LA where children live in third world conditions due to no fault of their own. Perhaps you should read something besides In Touch or US Weekly. Then, you might realize there is genocide happening in Darfur and Somalia. Those are topics worthy of writing to a politician.

J. Capone said...

For the cynics and no supporters of Paris and those of you who thinks she deserves this, you have the right to your opinion. However, I speak nehalf of myself and the fans and supporters who share my views. Paris contacted me personally to thank me. My efforts are to shed light on injustice and to support a person unfairly being used as a scapegoat in my opinion.

J. Capone said...

For the cynics and non-supporters of Paris and those of you who thinks she deserves this, you have the right to your opinion. However, I speak behalf of myself and the fans and supporters who share my views. Paris contacted me personally to thank me. My efforts are to shed light on injustice and to support a person unfairly being used as a scapegoat in my opinion.

J. Capone said...

I also am very aware of the situation in Darfur, one GEorge Clooney is helping to bring visibility to. I am also aware of the war in Iraq and on terror the situations in Iran North Korea and Afghanistan. Paris is a human being and to me she is just as important.

George W. Franklin said...

You really have to be kidding, Right?

The way that she put herself above the rulings of the court, I'm surprised that the punishment for the parole violation wasn't more.

robert_anaya_ramirez said...

Hey, everbody needs a break every now and then. Dont be so hard on the rich little bitch. But if she has to do some time, I want to send her my novel, "LENNY" ISBN# 1424163781 www.publishedauthors.net/lenny
Available everywhere online.
Good luck, Babe!

kristina said...

wow, just wow.

scary and terribly written to boot, yay!