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Paris Outrage Explodes, Sheriff Stays Mum

6/8/2007 9:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paris HiltonThe loud chorus of questions and accusations surrounding Paris Hilton's early release from jail got a whole lot louder, but the Sheriff continued to play the medical card to defend his decision.

Local officials continued to shake their heads at the heiress' treatment, with L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich calling her release, says the New York Post, "a mockery of due process." He added, "You're dealing with a spoiled brat acting out to get her way instead of serving time as was adjudicated by the courts." Ouch.

But Sheriff Baca, under fire for letting Paris go home, stood by the medical rationale, telling the L.A. Times, "justice is being served by the decision ... She would still be in the county jail if it were not for the medical advice." And as for her receiving star treatment, Baca said, "My message to those who don't like celebrities is that punishing celebrities more than the average American is not justice."

And Rosie O'Donnell -- remember her? -- weighed in on the liberation of Paris in her own mocking way on her blog at rosie.com, "Paris is free/praise the lord/as America awakens/from a deep sleep."

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Party Favors: David Beckham Keeping Left Arm Tattoo-Free for Future Kids ... Clooney Hoops it Up in Vegas ... Reality TV Stars Try to Extend 15 Minutes


Ever notice that David Beckham doesn't have any tats on his left arm? That's because, according to wife Victoria, he's keeping it free for the names of all the children they haven't had yet. With three boys on Team Beckham already, they're hoping for a little lady. ... George Clooney took to the hardwood after the "Ocean's 13" premiere in Las Vegas -- in his own hotel room. Clooney stayed at the Hardwood Suite at the Palms Casino Resort, and rocked Moon Nightclub and the Playboy club until the wee hours. ... "Stars" of reality TV, like "Survivor's" Rupert Boneham, "Real World's" Tonya Cooley, "Big Brother's" Chicken George, and "American Idol's" Scott Savol will be populating Nashville, Tennessee on June 30 and July 1 for the second Reality TV Convention.

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Lenn K.    

Now we know it's wrong when fat ass Rosie sides with Paris!!

2694 days ago
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IOWA BOY    

Get that silly bitch back in jail NOW!!!!

2694 days ago
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Baron Benjamin R. Noble The First.    

Bitch cant drive the rest of the way herself?

2694 days ago
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pixieface    

mike antonovich is my hero.

2694 days ago
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Liz    

MONEY TALKS...PARIS WALKS. Daddy bought her a "GET OUT OF JAIL FREE' card. Best gift she ever got!

2694 days ago
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pat    

Medical schmedical !!!!

Follow the money and you'll see american justice at work.

2694 days ago
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concerned citizen    

I hope she goes back to jail. That's where she belongs. Fire Sheriff Baca and throw his butt in jail for contempt of court. I can't believe that even after they consulted the judge about her release and he said NO, it still happened. This is complete BS.
Well, we'll just have to wait and see.

2694 days ago
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Liz    

Baca said, "My message to those who don't like celebrities is that punishing celebrities more than the average American is not justice."

So, Baca has become judge, jury and executioner. When did the Sheriff's office start second-guessing a judge's decision? I have a feeling Mr. Baca may be in the unemployment line very soon.

2694 days ago
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yoli    

Read the NY Post article mentioned in the post. Paris was getting special food, abusing the medical alert button, whining she was cold & hungry, and now she's planning to throw a bash at her house while she's on house arrest. Snotty biatch !!!!

2694 days ago
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jim    

They should recall or fire that sheriff asap! Paris your image will never be the same my dear...

http://www.StayAwayFromThesePeople.com

2694 days ago
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pat    

Watch. The judge won't be able to do anything. I think it was the sheriff's call to let her go. But I don't think he went through the proper channels.

She'll end up having to serve her time at home and the sheriff should go up on some kind of charge.

2694 days ago
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Sandra    

I think the Sherrifs offiice was given some " Monatary " encouragement to let a certain prisioner out. I don't have anything against Paris, I don't know her. But.....If it were Joe Scmuck, they would never have been released. This is typical of people with money. She goes mental because she can't sleep on her feather bed and starts starving herself. Jail is not supposed to be a vacation, it's JAIL. She breeched her probation. She new the odds when she drove. I just don't get it. People have reason to be outraged at this and the Sherrifs department. Look for the money, I bet there was a heafty donation.

2694 days ago
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Pikes    

Wow, Talk about the press she is getting. Yesterday we hit 3500 American deaths in Iraq. Sad.

2694 days ago
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Tammy    

"My message to those who don't like celebrities is that punishing celebrities more than the average American is not justice," Baca said.

What a CROCK! How about we don't like 'average American's' being punished more then the celebrities!

2694 days ago
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nonnie    

They are not going to be able to slip this one under the rug. The Sheriffs Dept. of LA
County will not admit their being partial to celebrities . Thank you City Attorney Delgadillo
for sticking up for Judge Sauer's sentence for Paris. I hope justice is served today at the
hearing and that Paris's attorneys will not get her off again for some faked medical problem. She went to the MTV awards and partied and then surrendered herself 2 hours
later. What kind of medical problem could she have, when she was out and photo shooting
just hours before she went to jail?

2694 days ago
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