Monday, June 2, 2008

Bad news bear

I must have passed a dozen news stands without registering that Tatum O'Neal, my childhood idol, was on front page of the NY Post after getting busted for cocaine possession. What audacity she had to tell the cops that she was "researching for a part" after they found two bags on her. Worse, she went as far as to tell them, "you know who I am, right" as if her presumed celebrity status would somehow exonerate her.

What I don't understand is how she was only charged with a misdemeanor for possession of a controlled substance. Her celebrity status shouldn't make her above the enforcement of the Rockefeller Drug laws (and mandatory minimum sentencing) that have incarcerated thousands, if not millions, of poor lesser knowns.

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