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Equality in punishments
By Penny Eubanks



June 27, 2007

The following KPD report excerpt dated 6/27/07 reports offenses nearly the same as the recently jailed heiress - Paris Hilton. Various media reports in which legal views of Hilton's case have been discussed have indicated that Paris's sentence was excessive for the offense. Per the local report it appears that in like cases of a not famous person the resulting actions were far less than Paris Hilton's. In general I think people feel that those with famous names get off much easier than the average person, it appears Paris is paying for her actions far more than the average person. Granted Paris has acted on screen as the spoiled child and perhaps needed a good punishment to set her straight, but I feel that all people should be treated as equal and fairness in punishment for all no matter what your name is or isn't!

At approximately 12:00 a.m. (name withheld), 19 yo female was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. Officers contacted (name withheld) after noting her vehicle speeding. Upon contact, officers noted a moderate odor of intoxicants emitting from her breath, bloodshot watery eyes and she was swaying. Dispatch confirmed her drivers license was revoked and that she had conditions of release. (name withheld) failed field sobriety tests. (name withheld) was transported to KCC, where she was booked for the Driving Under the Influence, Driving While License Revoked, Violation of Conditions of Release and Possession by Persons Under 21. She was additionally charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Sixth Degree. She was held on $100.00 bail for the VCOR charge and set to be released on her own recognizance for the rest.

I have to laugh at myself and this post because - YES, Paris Hilton's plight has hit Sitnews columns! Another point of view to read about other than jewelry stores and bridges to nowhere/somewhere, Alaska!

Penny Eubanks
Ward Cove, AK

Received June 26, 2007 - Published June 27, 2007


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