Unfortunately, there is nothing new to see here. Another young pop star, gaining fame and fortune too young, then falling off the rails. The 19-year-old Bieber, was arrested for DUI, resisting arrest, driving without a valid driver’s license and street racing right here in an exclusive neighborhood in Miami Beach. He was given a $2500.00 bond and was out of jail at 2pm today. $2500.00? Seriously? He probably had that in loose change in his car.
As I have said before, I am from the Carolina’s. A 19-year-old male, arrested for DUI, resisting arrest, driving without a valid license and street racing, under age no less would not get a slap on the wrist and a $2500.00 token bond. FAR from it!
He would, most probably, lose his car and his driver’s license for no less than one year. Even if it was a first time offense, the speed at which he was driving under the influence would land him in prison with no bail. He would also spend a minimum of 6 months there, followed by mandatory attendance to a series of Alcohol Awareness classes. After a year without a driver’s license, he would have to undergo a psychological exam before reclaiming his license. 2nd and 3rd time offenders consequences are exponentially higher, including permanently losing a driver’s license and possession of the car.
Why then, does a 19-year-old, non-citizen get off so
damn easy? Because he makes young girls swoon? I am sure the judges in Miami Beach are used to dealing with “stars”. That said, have they become complacent to what the repercussions of the law are? Are there different laws for famous people than there are for the rest of us? Of course not. Why then, all over our country, do public figures, whether in entertainment, sports, politics, etc. given passes when the rest of us are not? It makes my blood boil!
CBS Los Angeles reports, “celebrities are taking to #twitter to react…or joke…about #justinbieber’s arrest this morning…”. Keyshawn Johnson, an NFL star who lives in the neighborhood Bieber was arrested in, tweets that he is glad they got HIM and no one was hurt. He also states that it is sad that there are adults around him, none of which are “saving him from himself”. The problem with that is that 1. He is legally an adult and 2. I feel quite certain that like most stars, he surrounds himself with “yes” people. He, like so many young stars before him, is seemingly unstoppable. The courts, in this case, were his only hope and they let him go…
Do I want him deported? Under the current situation,
hell yes! But only because the courts did not do their job. At a minimum, Justin Bieber should have been jailed without bond and then spend a mandatory 6 months in Rehab, which he would be required to pay for. Maybe, just maybe, that would be adequate time for him to detox and learn that his destructive way of life is heading him towards the same fate of many young and famous before him, up to and including death.
However, instead, Bieber is back on the street and the general public, ALL DAY, has been trending, #WeWillAlwaysSupportYouJustin…tragic. Wonder what the hashtag will read if he does this again, and doesn’t live to tell about it?
This young superstar is literally on a collision course. Too young, too much, too soon.
Do you feel Justin Bieber should have been detained, or do you agree with the courts decision? Please comment below.