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post #41 of 49
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Actually, is it the "rich" thing, or the "fame" thing? Probably a bit of each, huh?

Maybe it's more "rich", after all. Ted Kazyinski (I KNOW I didn't spell that right) was "famous", but didn't seem to get away with much.

You can be famous and not rich, but STILL get into trouble.

But you can be rich (and not famous) and still get OUT of trouble. Probably more anonymous rich people out there than famous poor people.

post #42 of 49
It's definitely not a rich thing. It's a celebrity thing. Is Robert Downey, Jr. always slapped on the wrist because he's rich? No. It's because he's a celebrity, and people want to see him on TV.

If my neighbor broke into my house looking for his wife brandishing a gun, he would most certainly go to jail. It doesn't matter how many Rolls-Royce's he has.
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post #43 of 49
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It could go either way. If your neighbor was filthy rich, could afford the TOP defense, possibly had contacts throughout the community, law enforcement, city government (as many rich people tend to do), he might get off.

It happens.

I think it's both, in varying degrees. Depends on the crime, the circumstances, the perp, the victim, the lifestyles involved, their level of fame, their level of wealth, etc.

In short, I think we could all agree that the "rich and famous" take it in the shorts WAY less than the "just-getting-by nobodys".



Speaking of Downey, is he setting some sort of record right now? I mean, he hasn't been arrested in AT LEAST two months. That's gotta be a first!



Watch...he'll get busted this evening. Ha!
post #44 of 49
It's just like OJ. He was innocent. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

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post #45 of 49
I don't think any defense could have worked.

If you have the clout to control high-up city officials, you're famous anyway.
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post #46 of 49
[quote]Originally posted by Eugene:
<strong>I don't think any defense could have worked.

If you have the clout to control high-up city officials, you're famous anyway.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah but it was less "high-up" and more the lower end that changed for AI.
The Witnesses mysteriously forgot what they saw that night, so the judge had to drop the charges.

As they say.
Money talks.
This time it said... Shut the Phuck-Up.
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post #47 of 49
[quote]Originally posted by MrBillData:
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Yeah but it was less "high-up" and more the lower end that changed for AI.
The Witnesses mysteriously forgot what they saw that night, so the judge had to drop the charges.

As they say.
Money talks.
This time it said... Shut the Phuck-Up.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Heh, yeah. I thought the courts had mechanisms to prevent that from happening though. Prior statements or what not.
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post #48 of 49
It's called Perjury and is Contempt of the court.

Unless there is a lot of money, serious injury or death involved, most local courts overlook it and deal with the unreliability of those facts. Thats what the judge in AIs case did and determined that there was then not enough corroborating evidence to support the charges.

Justice is blind, but not deaf.

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post #49 of 49
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That was a close call. I heard he could've gotten TONS of prison time.

In the future, if he gets pissed, he just needs to leave the gun and "breaking in" angle out of it. He might not get this lucky again.

He probably realizes that. I hope.
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