Killer Leaves Jail Early

Posted: July 12, 2009 in Uncategorized

An NFL player, Donte Stallworth, served a whopping 24 days in jail for killing somebody while driving under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced to an excruciatingly long 30 days, but was released after a mere 24 days.

Color me shocked! Another celebrity getting what doesn’t even amount to a slap on the wrist for killing somebody. Accident or not, he took somebody’s life! Am I the only one that sees a problem with that? He could have been sentenced to 15 years in prison, but instead he somehow managed to get away with the 30 day sentence. Now that he’s out of jail he’ll be under house arrest for two years (big freakin’ deal). He also has to pay $2500 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (the idiot makes $5 million per season and he only has to pay $2500? – that’s justice for ya), and he’ll be on probation for 8 years. Oh, and he permanently lost his license. Not that that really means much, but I’m glad to see that it happened.

His moron attorney, Chris Lyons, said the length of his jail term “had nothing to do with Donte Stallworth being a celebrity, a professional football player or money.” Right. I believe that. Let me check my license…nope, I wasn’t born yesterday. Try telling this bullshit to the average Joe who’s arrested for DUI manslaughter and ends up serving a hell of a lot more time in jail than a mere 24 or 30 days. What a crock!

I’m seriously sick of the different standards we have. We have one set of standards for the celebrities and another for the rest of us poor schmucks. If the same crime is committed by both the average Joe and a celebrity then the same punishment should be doled out. These slaps on the wrist that celebrities get when they break the law are disgraceful!


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