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The Rev Tells The Sheriff: Paris Exposed "Unfairness"

6/11/2007 8:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rev. Al Sharpton met with Sheriff Lee Baca today to discuss recent events surrounding Paris Hilton and how they relate to other prisoners in the jail system. Sheriff Baca is the guy who reassigned Paris from a Lynwood jail to house arrest, under a s**tstorm of controversy.

Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network, met with reporters after the meeting, saying, "I told him what prompted this is the feeling that ... there is an unfairness in how reassignment and early releases have been meted out."

One reporter asked Sharpton the burning question everyone wonders about whenever the Reverend intervenes in a story: Why are you here? To which he replied, "If I lead a national organization, and citizens in the county who are members of the organization call for us to get involved, the question is, 'Why wouldn't I get involved?'" Touché.

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91.

Mike    

Get em Al. In fact you should start and anti-Hilton wave across America. Without their money, the Hiltons will learn what it's like to live like the rest of us. Go Al.

2660 days ago
92.

SHYLA KENNEDY    

THEY NEED TO TAKE AWAY HER CELL PHONE. I CANNOT BELIEVE THE SHERIFF HAS ALLOWED HER TO HAVE HER CELL PHONE IN THE MENTAL WARD IN JAIL. WHAT'S NEXT? COCKTAILS? HER DOGS? HER HAIRDRESSER? HER BOYFRIEND - OH, EXCUSE ME, THE BOYFRIEND HAS A REVOLVING FACE.

2660 days ago
93.

Arlene    

What's up with Sharpton's hair????

He needs to stop making everything about race. This issue is about celebrities and people with money have a "get out of jail" free card. BOTH Paris and Sharpton need to shut up already...

2660 days ago
94.

Finally exposed - shes a wierdo    

Aside from the whole "who gets home arrest vs. no home arrest is racist" thing this barfbag sharpton's promoting, there doesn't seem to be any thought given to visitation. Her sister & ex-boyfriend got in to visit with her within 15 minutes; others waited in line outside the jail over 5 hours to get in to see their jailed friends/relatives.

As amazing as it sounds, this is the whole "velvet rope" club entrance discrimination thing all over again. I'm sure all the people who waited hours to see their jailed friends/relatives, only to have these rich pampered losers ushered in in front of them to see paris were not happy about this. Even when they're forced to do the same things as us mere mortals, the hiltons & their party crowd still get cut breaks or are allowed to enter before everyone else. This comes down to Sheriff Baca & his apparent infatuation with celebrities. Another reason why he should have to stand up in front of a review board to account for his behavior...

2660 days ago
95.

Tmz.com is racists......    

109. I, BABBS am just standing up for justice. I know Paris has done wrong and yes she should do the time. BUT what most people aren't getting thru their thick heads is the fact that she has already served her time under LA County circumstances. Everyone else only does 10% for that type of offense.

The Judge put restrictions on Paris nobody else would get. Where were the restrictions on Michelle Rodriquez when she violated probation and got 60 days?

Sheriff Baca has a hard time dealing with overcrowding, understaffing and underbudget restrictions. Once a person is released into his custody he is the be all end all as to what happens to that person. And he felt it necessary to release Paris with electronic monitoring.

The City Prosecutors don't file motions with the Judge for anyone else. Where were the motions when Michelle Rodriquez was out within hours on a 60 day sentence?

Sheriff Baca should send home 50 women with one of them being Paris! The judge doesn't want electronic monitoring so send her home a free woman!

Paris isn't being treated like anyone and everyone in LA County!!!!

FREE PARIS!! FREE PARIS!! FREE PARIS!! FREE PARIS!! FREE PARIS!!
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Posted at 10:28PM on Jun 11th 2007 by BABBS

See here is another idiot who can't comprehend how the system works. I am going to explain it in layman's term for you. I am going to start with the michelle rodriquez incident. See michelle didn't ask for special treatment like your whiny asssss idol paris hilton. Michelle told them to put her in general population with everyone else. She wasn't a P*ssy like paris hilton. Here comes the tricky part. In general population is where the overcrowding is at. That is why michelle rodriguez got out in two hours or so. Paris hilton and her family begged and cried so much they got their wish for her to be put in special population where she is at now. See in special population it is not crowded. So if paris hilton would have said put me in general population then she would have been out in two hours or so. See how easy that was. By the way michelle rodriquez charges were in two different states. One in hawaii and the other in california. All of paris hilton's infractions happen all in one state which is C-A-L-I-F-O-R-N-I-A. I had to spell it out for you since you are too stupid to read for yourself instead of relying on other paris hilton supporters or tmz.com About your sending 50 women home and one of them being paris. Is this a terrorist negotiation or hostage swap? How stupid do you sound? Wait don't answer that one. So know your facts before spouting off at the mouth.

2660 days ago
96.

Dean Martin    

If I was near Al sharpton Thurmond, I'd cut his ass 3 kinda ways!!!

1) Long
2)Deep
3)Often

2660 days ago
97.

rosie    

Posted at 10:28PM on Jun 11th 2007 by BABBS

See here is another idiot who can't comprehend how the system works. I am going to explain it in layman's term for you. I am going to start with the michelle rodriquez incident. See michelle didn't ask for special treatment like your whiny asssss idol paris hilton. Michelle told them to put her in general population with everyone else. She wasn't a P*ssy like paris hilton. Here comes the tricky part. In general population is where the overcrowding is at. That is why michelle rodriguez got out in two hours or so. Paris hilton and her family begged and cried so much they got their wish for her to be put in special population where she is at now. See in special population it is not crowded. So if paris hilton would have said put me in general population then she would have been out in two hours or so. See how easy that was. By the way michelle rodriquez charges were in two different states. One in hawaii and the other in california. All of paris hilton's infractions happen all in one state which is C-A-L-I-F-O-R-N-I-A. I had to spell it out for you since you are too stupid to read for yourself instead of relying on other paris hilton supporters or tmz.com About your sending 50 women home and one of them being paris. Is this a terrorist negotiation or hostage swap? How stupid do you sound? Wait don't answer that one. So know your facts before spouting off at the mouth.

Posted at 10:50PM on Jun 11th 2007 by Are you really that stupid?
Just another stupid post from a POOR person. I suppose you do not have anything going on in your life, and the double wide. You have plenty of time to post these long assed "dollar general store post.......... What a waste of a drunkards sperm.

2660 days ago
98.

Mary T.    

Where's Jesse Jackson....? He usually makes a statement following Sharpie's. AL SHARPTON.......Leave us white foks' alone.............

2660 days ago
99.

Elaine    

#1 - Ditto................Al Sharpton needs to keep his nose out of things. He was not outraged when Halle Berry left the scene of an accident, or OJ murdered 2 people and walked. Al Sharpton is a black bigot......

2660 days ago
100.

Mary T.    

BABBS........Go March with the REVEREND SHARPTON.................

2660 days ago
101.

Lauren    

Hey AL!

Go work on justice for those Duke Lacrosse boys you falsely accused of rape you asshole!

2660 days ago
102.

Barbara Eubanks    

I think if Paris Hilton's name was anything except Hilton she would probably rot in jail before anyone ever got her to court. I think all of the Hilton's think they are better than anyone else. I know she thinks that when she is naked on T.V. that is gorgious, I think she is too skinny and boney to be beautiful. Nicky Hilton is probably turning over in his grave, if he is not he sure should be it was his money that made her a stuck uo w------e.


2660 days ago
103.

Elaine    

Al Sharpton is a one-sided asshole............Everything is not his business and he is racist against white people anyway. He made this a race issue.........It is about celebrities being treated better. Go Home Sharpton...........Dumbass

2660 days ago
104.

nick    

I THINK THIS IS THE MOST RACIST WEBSITE, IVE BEEN ON, YOU GUYS ARE NO BETTER THAN THE SHERIFF, SHE DID THE CRIME NOW SHE'S DOING HER TIME. YALL NEED TO MOVE ON AND GET A LIFE...

2660 days ago
105.

Anne    

Why is he even still around? He should have served time because of the Tawana Brawley lies that he was involved in. I have never been able to figure out why anyone would find anything he says credible. I agree with the poster who said that liberals love Sharpton. He is a poor choice - even for the party of Michael Moore.

2660 days ago
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