I was sat last night reading the heartrending tale of a poor innocent facing life on the inside through no fault of her own for some minor crime. I speak, of course, of Ms Hilton. We need to help keep her free apparently and sign a petition http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/PH21781/
Now far be it from me to interfere with the American Legal process but, I felt the original could do with a spot of editing …
To: The Honourable Governator
Paris Whitney Hilton is an 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, that even if you have no discernable talent that if you have lots of money you never need worry about it. She provides beauty and excitement to tabloid editors, hangers on, and her own mirror.
Hilton is notable for her leading roles in several home made porno vids (believed to be her most convincing acting roles to date), a walk on part in an episode of Veronica Mars, the FOX reality series The Simple Life and in the remake of the Vincent Price horror classic “House of Wax”, in which he performance was most wax-like. . In addition to her work as an actress, she has apparently 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 World public, support Paris, as it is one of the best cities in the world, and we would recommend that you take time off from speaking at the Tory Party Conference in the UK this year to visit it. We are shocked, dismayed and appalled by how Paris seemed to believe that just because lots of other ‘celebrities’ have gotten off charges such as hers, that she has been “treated unfairly and that the sentence is both cruel and unwarranted” by being dealt with like a normal person. We are shocked that having pleaded no contest to her first DUI charge; ordered by the Court to serve three years probation, fined $390 and ordered to complete an alcohol education program as well as have her driving license suspended, that she: failed to enrol in an alcohol programme within the given time frame and was photographed driving her car (2 days later), was then puled over driving the same car at 70 miles per hour in a 35 zone, without her lights on – a month later. If she had a brain cell she would have done what the court ordered – it isn’t an optional thing – and stayed out of prison. Instead she managed to violated at least three conditions of her probation with the space of a month. Way to go girl.
This petition is to ask Governator Schwarzenegger to pardon Paris Hilton for her stupidity and to please allow her to her return to her career and porn life, once she’s done the time that her disrespect for the legal process deserves, and that anyone else in her situation – who is not a rich heiress – would have to do. 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 – hoping that this would get her off. She is distraught and understandably afraid that the state of California would let the law apply to a celebrity in the same way it would to those normal people, who are not as worthy as her. She is additionally distraught that apparently she can’t have her dogs in prison with her, just her bitches.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to ensure Paris ends up at the Century Regional Detention Facility, where she belongs! Please sign to tell The Honourable Governator to think about the welfare of the many other young woman who have made similar errors and have deserved second chances that the court system has ignored and has still be put in jail.
And remember, 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 undeniably support Paris Hilton being pardoned by President George Bush for her honest mistake as well, and we hope and expect The Governator will understand and ask President Bush to intervene and grant this unusual but important request in good faith to Ms. Paris Whitney Hilton.
Ok, there is, I think, a serious issue here too. I happen to think that – both in the US and the UK, celebs get off on charges that the average Joe would end up in jail for. Often, I think the law has been applied better and more effectively to the celebs, and the solution is often not to bang the celeb up, but to not bang the ordinary person up. Putting people in Jail is not a cheap option – it costs the tax payer a hell of a lot more than exploring other options first. So, should Paris do time? I find it hard to have any sympathy with someone who was given a chance and then so blatantly ignored it, and showed contempt for the court and the legal process, but I am not sure that putting her in prison will do any great good – except for perhaps making her realise that the law does apply to little rich girls too (and making all those ordinary people who have done time for a similar crime, see that the saying one law for the rich, another for the poor, does not always hold true).
As it is, I am sure that Hilton’s appeal will either succeed or will get her time reduced and she will not do more than 30 days time maximum. This will, of course, still provide enough time to pen the ‘Paris Prison Diaries’, so we can all share in her harrowing (and ‘life changing’ ) experiences of life on the inside.