As a former legal professional (don’t be deceived by my train wreck-like ways; your girl has a law degree), I’ve always had a certain level of respect for Nancy Grace, herself a former practicing-attorney-turned-media-personality (she currently hosts Nancy Grace, a celebrity news and current affairs show, and Swift Justice, a syndicated court room reality show). Now I don’t always agree with what she says or does, but I like her “shoot from the hip” approach to giving her opinion, particularly when it comes to celebrities and the justice system, a topic she spoke on during a recent interview. According to Nancy:
“I believe celebrities get into so much trouble because they think the rules don’t apply to them. I think it becomes instinct that they can do, say whatever they want, and there’s no repercussions.”
Providing a huge boost to Nancy’s argument is Lindsay Lohan, who, despite her many run-ins with the law, has avoided any real jail time. Most recently, the celebrity train wreck was charged with felony grand theft for allegedly walking out of a jewelry store with a necklace worth $2,500. Speaking on the incident, Nancy said:
“She’s on video! She goes in the store without the necklace. She comes out with the necklace. I don’t know about you, but when I make a return, it’s directly to Target. I usually don’t send it to the LAPD!”
Taking her point a step further, Nancy said:
“Let’s just say you send a black girl into that same jewelry story, or an uneducated person or a poor person, they come away with a $2,500 necklace, honey, and they would be thrown down on the asphalt and dragged by their feet back into the store and prosecuted.”
Prosecuted, publicly stoned, made to walk the plank…you get the picture. And before anyone goes accusing me of playing the race card, a lot of the time the race card is put into play before us black folk even get around to pulling it from the deck! Besides, I’m just agreeing with Nancy, and the last time I checked, she ain’t black!
Mara The Hip-Hop Socialite got her start in the hip-hop industry when she accepted an offer to work on a temporary basis in the promotions department of Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records in 2006. It was there where she first began putting her experiences with the industry onto paper, utilizing the writing skills she acquired while earning her Juris Doctor degree from the law school at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. .....read more.....