High: 91°F ~ Low: 72°F
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016
Addictions don't excuse crimesPosted Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at 1:24 PM
Lindsay Lohan has been told by a Los Angeles judge if she accepts a plea bargain to avoid trial in the alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store, she will go to jail.
Lohan, who denies the allegation, is being "over-prosecuted," says her father, Michael Lohan. He told reporters that he didn't see her as a criminal and "this is all a result of her addiction."
I see the results almost every day locally of crimes committed by people who admit or claim addictions when arrested. First offenders as a result of addictions deserve help. Repeat addiction-driven offenders need continued help but shouldn't be allowed to use "addictions" as an excuse.
And I'm tired of nationally-known celebrities, including some politicians and business executives, living as though laws and morals don't apply to them.
Showing comments in chronological order
[Show most recent comments first]
Respond to this blog
Posting a comment requires free registration:
David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
Hot topicsPicturing the Past 171: Stewart-Potts showroom
(6 ~ 1:42 PM, Jun 21)
Picturing the Past 104: Cedar Grove School
Picturing the Past 110: Buggies hit the road
Picturing the past 205: Floods
Picturing the Past 36: Old Sonic, Burger Chef disappear