Wednesday, April 11, 2001

Eminem sentenced: I'm somewhat torn on this, actually. Whenever I see the words "probation" linked to a famous individual, my first reaction is almost always that the get-out-of-jail-free card that seems to be available only to people of an appropriate fame level (ie, not Shyne) has been used. If you look at the judgement, though, the only thing Eminem was guilty of was carrying a concealed weapon. It is my personal opinion having a concealed weapon shouldn't automatically send you to jail. (Using said weapon, depending upon circumstances, is an entirely different kettle of fish.) One could convincingly argue that he should be fined more than $7500, but that's the only real quibble I have. (For a more learned opinion, ask my brother; he's actually a lawyer.)