NEW YORK - The Rev. Al Sharpton denounced Paris Hilton's release from jail on Thursday, saying it had "all of the appearances of economic and racial favoritism."
"I think that it's both another glaring display of how race and money seem to get different treatments. There seems to be a different criminal justice system for some than others," Sharpton said.
Now, even the douches at Fox News and the right wing bloggers can't find fault with this. And indeed, they are REMARKABLE in their support! To-wit: John Gibson, as big a piece of dog stool as is on Fox, said:
"Al Sharpton is right. Today when Paris Hilton got sprung from jail 20 days early — from a sentence that was just half of what was originally imposed — the story turned out to be that Paris' shrink went to the jailers and said she was about to have a nervous breakdown. So they let her go home early with an ankle bracelet. Sharpton immediately said there may have been racism involved here. Look, when he's right he's right. No matter what you think of Rev. Al, it is hard to imagine that anywhere in America a black woman is getting out of jail today because her shrink says she's about to have a nervous breakdown. He says it wouldn't happen, and I agree.It shouldn't happen either. It shouldn't happen with "little miss just anybody," whether she's African-American or white or Asian or Hispanic or anything. And it shouldn't have happened with Paris Hilton."
Story is, her family foundation made a sizeable donation as a de facto fine (bribe?) to LA County. How this engenders respect for the law, decent behavior, I don't know. But I expected the county to keep her locked up at least for appearances-sake. I guess I can scratch my Scooter Libby-Bill Jefferson post, below. Guess the folk who say leave Bill alone, or leave Mike Vick and Tank alone and look at that cracker Tom Brady, are wagging their big greazy kielbasa-like fingers at me.
On a non-related note, look for my interview with Cora Daniels, author of Ghetto Nation, coming up. And in July: excerpts from my novels coming out in 2008...inteviews with folks you DON'T see in Essence but wish you did...tips from REAL authors...oh, and yes, more YouTube goodies...