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Paris Hilton Might Deliver that Perp Walk After All
While Paris might be getting her first full night of sleep in her West Hollywood digs, she won't be sleeping in tomorrow morning after gorging on cupcakes, as she has been ordered to go back to court tomorrow at 9 a.m. and face the judge who put her in the clink in the first place.
Apparently, even though the Sheriffs department, can alter the terms of a prison sentence (as they did when they cut her 45-day sentence in half for "good behavior" even before she first stepped into the facility), the city attorney and the judge are not at all happy with the fact that Sheriff Lee Baca went against the judges orders (photo after the jump) and is now allowing the heiress to wear an electronic monitoring device.
"The problem here is that there is a medical issue and it isn't wise to keep a person in jail with her problem over an extended period of time and let the problem get worse," Baca explained to the LA Times. "In my opinion, justice is being served by the decision to have her serve her time at home. She would still be in the county jail if it were not for the medical advice."
While others are coughing bullshit, Al Sharpton is saying it's the new version of White Flight enabled by white power. Hit it, Drudge:
Though I have nothing but empathy for Ms. Hilton whom I have met and appeared with on Saturday Night Live the night I hosted in 2003, this early release gives all of the appearances of economic and racial favoritism that is constantly cited by poor people and people of color. There are any number of cases of people who handle being incarcerated badly and even have health conditions that are not released. I have served several sentences for civil rights and civil disobedience actions and I even fasted which caused health concerns to prison authorities who paid for a doctor to come see me daily rather than release me. This act smacks of the double standards that many of us raise. - Al Sharpton as quoted in the Drudge Report