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Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

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Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

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Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

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Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

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Jewish World Review June 11, 2007 / 25 Sivan 5767

Sweet ‘street’ justice for Paris

By Clarence Page

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Forgive me. I thought I could avoid writing about the ironies of Paris Hilton.

Alas, popular demand (translation: my persistent wife) thought otherwise.

Immigration, the Group of Eight summit, global warming, "the missile shield," the Pentagon's shake-up, the runaway tuberculosis guy and the congressman caught with $90,000 stuffed in his freezer can hardly compete for public attention with the many ironies of the hotel heiress.

You might think that a publicity magnet like Paris, for whom privacy is but a rumor, would carefully abide by the rules of her 36-month probation from last year's drunken driving arrest. Wouldn't you? At least in public?

But, oh, no. That would require some common sense, one of the few luxuries to which Paris apparently has been denied.

This time, the pretty poster child for unearned privilege and entitlement has outdone herself for arousing public outrage.

In February, the adventurous star of a leaked sex tape was caught driving 70 m.p.h. in a 35 m.p.h. zone.

Her headlights were off, police say. It was after dark, her license was suspended from an earlier arrest and she had — Oops! — failed to enroll in a court-ordered alcohol-education program. If you wonder why people keep picking on the poor girl, this night of adventure gives you some idea.

The result is a weird situation in which a judge wants her in jail, but the sheriff wants her out.

Judge Michael T. Sauer sentenced Paris to 45 days in jail. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department trimmed that to 23 days, citing sentencing guidelines.

Her screaming fans, aptly dubbed "Paris-ites" long ago by the Los Angeles Times, want her free. Then she can return to clubbing with her "BFFs," which my son tells me is "best friends forever" in text-message speak.

Before she turned herself in last week, Paris appeared to be going through the sort of on-camera, life-changing epiphany that leads many addictive personalities to cures, interviews with Oprah Winfrey and best-selling memoirs.

Paris told a firing squad of cameras and microphones outside the MTV Awards last week that she wanted to serve her jail time "like everyone else" even though "I did have a choice to go to a pay jail."

Pay jail? What, I wondered, is pay jail? Even O.J. Simpson, with all his wealth and fame, didn't get pay jail.

Pay jail turns out to be a California thing for minor lawbreakers with major cash in their pockets. For about $100 a day, you can get a little room with a regular door instead of jail bars and a roommate who is not a tattooed enforcer for a gang. You might even get to keep your cell phone, iPod and computer, but don't expect to find a nightly chocolate mint on your pillow.

Could it be one of those legendary perquisites that many black people believe only rich white people know about? Judging by news accounts, apparently so.

"The [pay jail] program is little known," the Los Angeles Times reported in March, "but its popularity is growing so quickly that you had better make your reservations soon."

"Many of the self-pay jails operate like secret velvet-roped nightclubs of the corrections world," The New York Times reported in April. "You have to be in the know to even apply for entry."

Well, those days of the program being little known ended when Paris blabbed about it.

And her efforts to be treated "like everyone else" fell flat when the sheriff transferred her after only three days in a jail cell to house arrest in her lovely and quite spacious West Hollywood home. Then the tug of war between judge and sheriff began. On Friday, the judge ordered her back to jail.

Equal justice? George Orwell got it right: Some are more equal than others.

How to properly punish Paris? New Yorkers have the right idea. Supermodel Naomi Campbell, found guilty of assaulting her maid, and rock star Boy George, busted after cocaine was found in his apartment, were sentenced last year to do community service. In other words, they were sentenced to do real work.

Imagine photographers catching Paris cleaning up streets and roadsides in an orange jumpsuit and no makeup. Ah, sweet justice.

Hey, she wanted to be treated like everyone else, didn't she?

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