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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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[User Picture]From: amazingadrian
2008-01-19 04:49 pm (UTC)
I'm on the fence about this. For one thing, I think this ruling was made for pure sensationalism; It's too lenient compared to what most non-famous persons get for these kinds of charges (two DUIs and Cocaine. Someone mentioned violating probation). If she had to serve in these places for longer periods of time, then maybe it would be justified. But with the amount of time she's in for, it's unlikely she's going to get a good sense of what the ultimate effects of drunk driving can be.

Otherwise, I really like the concept behind this idea. Judges need to think outside the box more and make these sorts of rulings that might actually help to rehab people.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 05:21 pm (UTC)
*nod* I agree. I think it's a good idea, but 8 hour isn't going to do crap.
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[User Picture]From: veronica_rich
2008-01-19 05:46 pm (UTC)
For the drunk driving, yes, I definitely believe in punishment. For taking drugs? Meh, I say let 'em overdose. Thins out the herd, cleans the bad shit out of the gene pool, and gives kids the chance to see what happens when you can't stop snorting.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 05:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but it's unfortunate for their families, you know? I worry about those that are left behind.. from any drug overdose.
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From: pinkgingerbread
2008-01-19 05:58 pm (UTC)
It's scary that it's "trendy" to drink and drive. Paris, Nicole, and the rest of the celeb wanna-be girls out there...
It's also apparently trendy now to be in rehab. I know what real addiction means, so I think that it's so dumb that celebrities get special treatment. No one else does and I know from experience.
Sometimes celebs need a slap of reality, look at Britany! HaHa!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 06:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's a mess. THey figure any publicity is good publicity. You don't see actresses like Kate Winslet and Anne Hathoway doing this kind of crap.
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[User Picture]From: yourtinystar
2008-01-19 06:17 pm (UTC)
Drunken drivers, regardless of their level of intoxication, need to be taken into a field and shot in the head. Regardless of social status.

It is a completely unjustifiable action, and should not be forgiven.

Forgive the extremity of my response, but it is, possibly unfortunately, my honest opinion.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 06:18 pm (UTC)
I think a lot of people who drive drunk are sick and do need to be rehabilitated, but it's a bad situation all around. I don't know what the answer is, but anything that could help, I'm all for.
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-01-19 06:42 pm (UTC)
Yoou know that seems like a fair punishment to me. I mean I don't know what kind of deterent it really is, I guess it sepends on the person really. But I mean why not, atleast those places will have a runner for a couple of days, thus freeing them up to do other things
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 06:53 pm (UTC)
Exactly. She can mop up the blood. It'd do her some good.
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[User Picture]From: funkywombat
2008-01-19 07:18 pm (UTC)
Uh. More attention to the dead-hospital woman?

Christ. I feel sick.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 07:26 pm (UTC)
You should. It's awful. :( The Kitty Genovese syndrome..
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[User Picture]From: kharma_creature
2008-01-19 07:41 pm (UTC)

just my 2 cents

I think Lindsay's behavior SHOULD be accounted for. I don't think anyone should have to work in the morgue unless that is their profession. Seeing dead people can be quite traumatizing and you can receive post traumatic stress disorder. Do we really need her any more fucked up than she already is? I think something like put in jail for a year with mandatory Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous classes - to work the 12 steps with a sponsor. She should also lose her drivers license for a couple years or longer. But maybe I'm just biased. Who knows?

As for the hospital - that is ridiculous. There should be several malpractice suits. It won't bring the loved ones back but it sure as hell will make a statement. Close that damn hospital down!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 07:48 pm (UTC)

Re: just my 2 cents

I was concerned about the PTSD issue too. I don't know. Mixed feelings.


--- And yeah, it really needs to be brought attention too. It really upsets. me. :( I can't imagine that poor family.
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[User Picture]From: rombino
2008-01-19 11:38 pm (UTC)
it seems more like one of those things where the punishment is dealt more to give an example to all who read the articles or whatnot about lohan than it is about her actually recieving punishment.

man, i hate it when celebrities misuse their influence.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-19 11:48 pm (UTC)
I could be wrong, but it sounded like this was a standard thing they did for people who arrested for this crime. Seems like they should be serving in jail on top of that.. and not some celebrity spa prison.
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[User Picture]From: saabisu
2008-01-20 01:44 am (UTC)
That's a really good punishment but she needs more.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-20 02:03 am (UTC)
Agreed. *nod*
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[User Picture]From: kharma_creature
2008-01-20 04:32 am (UTC)
i deleted it because someone might come across it while at work..and it's not work safe.. you may still have it on your email though.. let me know if you don't.. (something i shared with you) i don't think i'm making much sense.. i'm sorry. just lemme know and i'll try to.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-20 05:55 am (UTC)
I couldn't click on the link. Is it a youtube? If you get a chance if you want to email me the direct link to it, I would lov eit. Those imbedded things really reeeally mess up my computer. Thanks love!!
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