I'm really curious to see how this all plays out. I wonder if his legal team will help him weasel into some posh rehab joint? Maybe he'll end up in one of those fancy celebrity hang-outs, where other fallen teen stars go to hang out, talk about how difficult it is to be famous, and work on their tans.
|Deport him back to Canada!|
And car accidents are also costly. The same studies estimate that the lifetime costs of deaths and injuries among drivers and passengers were $70 billion in 2005.
It's a real shame that people who have money and resources can skirt the consequences for such dangerous behavior. I'm sure many of you remember the recent case of a wealthy teen who killed 4 people in a drunken driving accident. His attorney and psych team argued that he had a bad case of "affluenza" and didn't understand the repercussions of his reckless behavior. Really?!
Ultimately, I believe in the chance for rehabilitation and think everyone should have the opportunity to atone for their wrongs. But, I think it's a real joke how our criminal justice system treats celebrities and others who get DUIs. Maybe I'm old school about this, but I think the penalties should be much harsher for DUI offenders. They should be akin to those for discharging a firearm in a public place. If anything, DUI is similar to--if not potentially more dangerous--than firearm related injuries.
How do you all feel about Bieber? I think he should get deported back to Canada!