Paris Hilton was arrested recently for cocaine possession. She compounded her sin by lying to the police officers that the purse which held the cocaine was not hers. If she was a migrant worker or a kid from the inner cities she would be doing a good stretch in the state penitentiary. But none of that for dear little Paris. She got merely a slap on the wrist, probation and a fine. And of course several hours of community service which will give her plenty of photo opportunities to enhance her career.
From my perspective, it is a real shame that there is not more evenhandedness in American justice. Why should a spoiled little rich kid get radically different treatment than anyone else?