posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 12:20 PM
originally posted by: thisguy27
Why is it that if I would have gotten caught conducting some lewd behavior in public, I would've gotten a fine and charges immediately?
I think this culture of worshiping popular people has gotten too extreme. I've seen too many cases of DUIs and the like being dropped or lessened for
no reason other than that person starred on TV or on the big screen.
I have answered this many time on ATS:
ALL actors, celebrities and sponsored pro-athletes like Oscar Pistorius get light sentences for the same reason Justin Bieber gets light sentences,
which is also the same reason Michael Vick got a sweetheart deal (both financial and criminal).
So what is that reason?
There are some wealthy "owners of capital" that have invested a large sum into marketing these people, as TV or sports personalities. For example if
the Giudice's (Housewives of New Jersey) served a real prison sentence a few "really really rich" people would be out of their "investment". So,
even though the Giudice's seem rich by our standards, you have to remember the people who write their paychecks are far, far wealthier. That's why
celebrities like Bieber get off scott-free, the judges wouldn't want the wealthy people (whom help get them their appointments/elections) to lose
money, so they keep the cash cows, whom these really rich people OWN, out of jail. These celebretiesw can't simultaneously be in jail and making easy
money for the "owners of capital". Thats why regular people go to jail quicker and for far less severe crimes because no wealthy "owners of
capital" have invested anything into them, so its easy to throw regular people away like trash.
Another example is Hope Solo, whom was accused of domestic violence, she WILL play in the games, she will also likely not get much of a criminal
punishment as well.