Says the person who's organizing Thursday's rally (during commencement?) in Washington Square: "Even if you don't love her, you have to admit that 45 days in one of L.A.'s most dangerous female prisons is not a fair punishment for neglecting to renew your license. This is about the freedom to do what you want vs. overly conservative judges coming down hard on anyone who likes to party." Oh, so that's what this is about! Or is it? Some N.Y.U. students would beg to differ.
Commenters over on the Live Journal say this: "Couldn't your protesting energy be better spent on something like, the Rockefeller Drug Laws which disproportionately affect poor people of color? I think they could use your help more than an incredibly wealthy hotel heiress."
Also: "Forget the expired license and drunk driving. Paris Hilton deserves to be jailed for pushing feminism back to the dark ages." Preach it!
The protest's organizer has a zingy comeback, though.
"Thanks for your opinion ... maybe if this continues to get press we can ride the wave to draw attention to the LARGER issues in this country. Conservative judges, outdated drug policy, and so forth."
Yes! First Paris, and then Leonard Peltier or whatnot!