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Death and Boozin'. [Jan. 19th, 2008|01:26 am]
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080118/ap_en_ce/people_lohan

LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan is about to see dead people.
The 21-year-old actress will soon be working at a morgue as part of her punishment for misdemeanor drunken driving, her attorney, Blair Berk, told a judge Thursday.
She has also spent two months in rehabilitation and has done some community service, Berk said at a hearing on her progress toward fulfilling the terms of her plea bargain.
Her two four-hour days at the morgue are part of a court-ordered program to show drivers the real-life consequences of drinking and driving. She must also spend two days working in a hospital emergency room.
Lohan was arrested twice last year on DUI charges and pleaded guilty in August to misdemeanor drunken driving and cocaine charges. She has already served 84 minutes in jail as part of the plea deal.
Lohan was not required to appear at Thursday's hearing.

Poll #1123800 Is this punishment fair?

Does Linsdsay Lohan's punishment seem fair to you?

Yes.
62(72.9%)
No.
23(27.1%)


Discuss why you think so. :)

http://www.glumbert.com/media/badhospital

And just another case of how disgusting people are. Can you imagine being a hospital worker and not attending to a dying women on the flor?
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[User Picture]From: cricketcat7
2008-01-19 07:29 am (UTC)
I think it would be a fair punishment for anyone. The fact that it's Lindsay Lohan doesn't make any difference at all to me.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 07:30 am (UTC)
I agree entirely.
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From: ex_theglaiv
2008-01-19 08:21 am (UTC)
I like the idea of her working in the morgue. If they did that with everyone there'd be a few less repeat offenders, although it always amazes me th enumber of nurses who smoke. I mean, when you see what it does all the time, one would think one would stop.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 08:23 am (UTC)
Yeah. I don't know. *shrug* I smoke. I know it's not good for me, but I think the momentary relaxation I get from smoking now and then is probably healthier for my sanity, if not the lungs.
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From: melodic_soul
2008-01-19 08:44 am (UTC)
I'm in between a good idea and bad idea. But really I think I leaned toward not fair because of the media...but when you really think about it, anyone would receive the same in her situation. So don't listen to me mutter about it, haha. Maybe it is fair...maybe it'll work? Nothing else seems to have been.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 04:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah. If they're going to treat everyone the same way, I'm cool with it.. though the idea really grosses me out.

Hopefully the mere idea will prevent people from doing it too, you know? Because I bet the morgue sets aside the terribly nasty car accident victims for the days the drunk drivers come in.. and we're talking gore and blood.. *shudder*
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[User Picture]From: paraparagirl
2008-01-19 10:06 am (UTC)
ha ha, his name is Berk XD
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 04:56 pm (UTC)
lol, bwah?
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[User Picture]From: carinastarr
2008-01-19 10:28 am (UTC)
its too bad they dont do that here, i think it would deter some repeat offenders.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 04:57 pm (UTC)
I think it would definitely deter repeat offenders. I think they should watch how the statistics are effected by this program on a regional level and then expand it if it works.
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[User Picture]From: megwings
2008-01-19 10:39 am (UTC)
I think that's what all drunk drivers should have to do, at the very least. It's a ridiculously stupid thing to do. She probably isn't being punished enough, really, given the two instances in one year. :/
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 04:58 pm (UTC)
Agreed. *nod*

I don't understand people who drink and drive. And I REALLY don't understand how celebrities do it. How flippin' stupid do you have to be!?

And the members of LOST that do it? Dumbasses. Apparently they want their characters to die.
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[User Picture]From: everette1_
2008-01-19 11:46 am (UTC)
I think eight hours in a morgue split into two four- hour sessions for a repeat drunk-driving charge is trivial. Perhaps strapping her on an autopsy table for several minutes might scare her dry . . . or not. Oh dear, that sounds morbid, doesn't it? Not half, I'd say, if she stumbled out of her crashed car with alcohol on her breath again.

No, I can't imagine being a hospital worker not attending to a dying woman -- anywhere.








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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 05:04 pm (UTC)
I think that people with insurance get much better care in hospitals. They say it's not supposed to matter in a life threatening event, but clearly that's not true.

And I don't know what would be the appropriate response would be, but I think it's a start.
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[User Picture]From: gonepishing
2008-01-19 01:16 pm (UTC)
I heard about this...I think it's hilarious. However, I bet'cha Lindsay will end up going to some fakie celebrity morgue where she can just pay someone to touch the dead folks.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 05:05 pm (UTC)
I don't know. I worry it won't even have an effect though.
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[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2008-01-19 01:20 pm (UTC)
what a good idea. but im afraid i must show my ignorance of modern culture by asking, whos lindsay lohan? i know the name but thats about it
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 05:06 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: harmonic_motion
2008-01-19 01:26 pm (UTC)
I don't know if it's fair or not. Is that how they treat regular people convicted of those same crimes in Hollywood? If she were convicted of those crimes around here, then she'd be getting off very lightly with that sentence. I just don't think anyone should be given special treatment--neither worse NOR better, just because of their fame or finances.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 05:07 pm (UTC)
I think it's standard, celebrity or not, but I agree. It's a mess when anyone gets treatment different then how someone else would if the facts were the same.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 05:12 pm (UTC)
I agree. I haven't been following it much, but this sentence definitely got my attention.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 05:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah there's that. lol.
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From: rosegold_ruby
2008-01-19 04:25 pm (UTC)
A lot of people just don't get it unless they see what can happen up close and personal, and even then some don't get it.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 05:14 pm (UTC)
True enough.
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[User Picture]From: olivesocrates
2008-01-19 04:28 pm (UTC)
I think her "punishment" is more like a day at a playground. Two DUI's and a COCAINE charge? And all she has to do is be around dead people and/or dying people for a COUPLE hours a week? When there are many, many others who do those jobs for a living, every single day? And that's PUNISHMENT for her, but everyone else's day job? I don't think so. She should get what any "average Joe" would get for those kind of charges.
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From: garuparu90
2008-01-19 04:47 pm (UTC)
Regardless of someone's status in society, I think community service involving working in the emergency room or going to a morgue is something every person should experience, particularly if our regular lives don't take us to such places, just so we see and understand more about the world around us, particularly the harsher, more real aspects of it. Taking into consideration the actual person here at hand, I think it will be particularly potent for Lohan to see and experience how things are so far removed from her bubble.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 05:19 pm (UTC)
i think community service is important for everyone. I couldn't handle doing it in a morgue, though.

And I think most hospital workers, and people that work in the morgue would be upset if people were getting in the way of their jobs.. I don't know.
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