Thursday, October 17, 2002

Noelle gets 10 days in jail. Is contempt of court the standard charge for crack possession?

Her caring father, too busy going on the Today Show, was not present.

UPDATE: Just wanted to add what shouldn't be necessary from some bleeding heart liberal like me, but inevitably is. Like most of my ilk I favor treatment over punishment. Noelle obviously has a serious drug problem and should receive treatment. It does sound like the kind of treatment she's getting - when the rehab repeatedly looks the other way - isn't going to help, but that aside she has a disease which needs treatment not punishment. Her father has overseen budget cuts in drug treatment funds and been a strong supporter for prison time for addicts.

I feel for Noelle, but I also feel for the numerous people Jeb has condemned to decades in prison for their diseases.