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Book deals. Guilty Drug Mules and other crooks ..... should we allow them fame and fortune ?

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There are many high profile cases of people caught abroad carrying drugs. Spending time in prison and then achieving a certain amount of fame back in the home country. The woman in the link below got convicted for carrying a large quantity of Cocaine and now seems to have an autobiography documenting all her adventures. TV interviews and all that. The newspaper article below, about life in a Women's prison, is bordering on soft porn. Maybe some Hollywood director would be interested in buying the film rights ?

This poses a few questions :

- is it ok to have 'celebrity criminals' as a role model for kids to see ?
- is it moral to allow people to make money out of their criminality (including that they were dumb enough to get caught) ?

- what does it say about a society that a person dealing in chemical death can appear in photos' with her young kids ?
- what is the morality of allowing a publishing company to sell and distribute tales of crooks and their misdemeanors ?

- how would you feel about this woman if she sold Class A drugs that killed somebody you love ?
- what message does it send to her kids when they come of age to learn that their mother is a high profile drug mule ?

- what about other celebrity gangsters or badboys who seem to enjoy their time in the limelight ?
- When it comes to disgusting behaviour, where do you draw the moral line ? could Ian Huntley organise a book deal for his story ? what about Myra Hindley ?


what other thoughts ?

 
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There are many high profile cases of people caught abroad carrying drugs. Spending time in prison and then achieving a certain amount of fame back in the home country. The woman in the link below got convicted for carrying a large quantity of Cocaine and now seems to have an autobiography documenting all her adventures. TV interviews and all that. The newspaper article below, about life in a Women's prison, is bordering on soft porn. Maybe some Hollywood director would be interested in buying the film rights ?

This poses a few questions :

- is it ok to have 'celebrity criminals' as a role model for kids to see ?
- is it moral to allow people to make money out of their criminality (including that they were dumb enough to get caught) ?

- what does it say about a society that a person dealing in chemical death can appear in photos' with her young kids ?
- what is the morality of allowing a publishing company to sell and distribute tales of crooks and their misdemeanors ?

- how would you feel about this woman if she sold Class A drugs that killed somebody you love ?
- what message does it send to her kids when they come of age to learn that their mother is a high profile drug mule ?

- what about other celebrity gangsters or badboys who seem to enjoy their time in the limelight ?
- When it comes to disgusting behaviour, where do you draw the moral line ? could Ian Huntley organise a book deal for his story ? what about Myra Hindley ?


what other thoughts ?

Fair play to her.

Btw, do you ever offer your own opinion or do you just engage in tedious question begging?
 

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While we continue to live in an immature, dumbed down society, there will always be a market for this crap. A lot of people's lives are so devoid of meaning and purpose that they prefer to live vicariously through idiot celebrities.

Just look at how popular programmes like Big Brother are.
 

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Wasn't there talk of having a law here to the effect that you can't benefit financially from your crime eg by writing a book about it.

I think the context to this was the Celine Cawley case where her husband, who served time for her killing, was entitled to some of her substantial estate. Did that law ever come in?

I certainly won't be buying this drug mole's book.
 

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Its not for me but she is making the best out of a bad situation , Face it she was not going to get a job working in the local child care facility

She is not a celeb ..but if people keep talking about her..
 
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