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04 July, 2006

Dubai Does Dallas

So, four years in jail for Dallas Austin for possession of cocaine in Dubai.

Kill someone in a bizarre game of Doctors & Nurses and enjoy just one year at His Sheikhliness's Pleasure.

Hint: next time, Dallas, try wife-beating, rape or murder. You'll likely get a much shorter "holiday".

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29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone caught in possesion of Cocaine without a licence should be hung. Four years is way too lenient.

04 July, 2006 12:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is from my hometown so I've been receiving all these emails asking me about Dubai's harsh system, etc. Unbelivable. If he'd done this in a handful of nearby countries, he'd have been executed by now. Besides, if he had been caught in his own airport with the same amount of coke, he would have been sentenced to two years...not that much difference really. In fact, don't ask me how I know this, but a stay in prison here will be much gentler than a stay in prison in Georgia. Trust me on that.

04 July, 2006 12:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should be "hanged". Not hung. Different meanings altogether: he'll soon be finding out if his cellmate is "hung", I fear. And great headline, SD.

04 July, 2006 12:45  
Blogger rummyjohn said...

a licence to posses cocaine? where can i get one of these?

04 July, 2006 12:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rummyjohn

Ever heard of pharmaceutical cocaine? If you're a dentist you can apply for a licence to use the famed coca alkaloid as a topical anaesthetic. Recommended movie: Novocaine, starring Steve Martin and Helena Bonham Carter.

04 July, 2006 13:01  
Blogger Bloglingo said...

Wow! I don't think anyone should be hanged for the possession of cocaine or any other kind of drug. For selling it maybe. 4 years in jail is already way too much. Fine, he should have respected the law and never tried to bring it in but I don't think it justifies 4 years in jail.

04 July, 2006 14:15  
Blogger samuraisam said...

We all know he won't be subjected to the rough and tough prison life most people that are imprisoned in the UAE experience.

I'm glad to see he got sentenced, after seeing people go to jail for merely having hashish in their bloodstream and there being no physical evidence to suggest they actually had drugs in the UAE, it'd be pretty unfair.

He's so obviously going to appeal and just get 6 months in prison or less

04 July, 2006 14:16  
Blogger CommunicateModerator said...

DIY Dallas Austin punchlines.

Some songs Dallas has been involved with. Impress your friends by being the first one to make a Dallas Austin joke:

In demand
Stuck
Ain’t 2 proud 2 beg
Damaged
Sick and tired
Left outside alone
Keep it down
Just a little while
What about your friends
Touch myself
The boy is mine
Put ‘em up
R U freaky

And, my favourite, though it’s unlikely to be heard much in his cell, “Don’t pull out on me yet”

04 July, 2006 14:36  
Blogger Bloglingo said...

Dubai ruler pardons Grammy-winning producer.

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/07/04/dubai.austin/index.html

04 July, 2006 15:21  
Blogger sand in the vaseline said...

that is such a joke. pardoned. Dubai shits itself about how the US will react and pardons the guy.

What about the other much less fortunate poor bastards doing four years for dope or 1 pill or whatever...

Just becuase he is friends to the star.

4 years is way to harsh a scentence, but one rule for all please...

04 July, 2006 15:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hanged is used in the death sentence, as in "and you shall be hanged by the neck until you are dead".

Hung is the result of hanging, as in "he was hung by the neck until he was dead"

OED Hung "Suspended by the neck"

04 July, 2006 15:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang: Past and p.p. hanged of the capital punishment and in the imprecation; otherwise hung : Fowler's Modern English Usage.

Hung as in suspended from neck refers to game animals and "lesser hangings" according to Webster's. Hung as in Mr Austin's well-hung cellmate, is, of course, merely acadamic after his pardon. Incidentally, read http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Police_and_The_Courts/10050463.html from last week and it looks like the fix was in from the start ...

04 July, 2006 16:28  
Blogger Jassim said...

Waaw. I hav been a fan of him for years and am shocked that the courts would really sentence him coz he is a star.

But good i am glad he went down...it should of been a tougher sentence IMHO. If it was anyone else less famous and more poor they would have gotten worse.

Anyway whats the chances are that he was the only celeb at Ms Cambells' birthday party who was doing drugs???

04 July, 2006 16:51  
Blogger Jassim said...

Anyway ...i am sure he will get some TLC served with his tossed salads in prison.

MUWAAHAHA!

Sorry i couldnt resist.

04 July, 2006 16:57  
Blogger Jassim said...

Oh f*ck. just read the pardoned bit. Killed the joke now.

04 July, 2006 16:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang: Past and p.p. hanged of the capital punishment and in the imprecation; otherwise hung : Fowler's Modern English Usage.

Hung as in suspended from neck refers to game animals and "lesser hangings" according to Webster's. Hung as in Mr Austin's well-hung cellmate, is, of course, merely academic after his pardon. Incidentally, read http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Police_and_The_Courts/10050463.html from last week and it looks like the fix was in from the start ...

04 July, 2006 17:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there an echo in here?

04 July, 2006 17:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting: from Gulf News.

Austin was carrying 1.26 grammes of cocaine and five-and-a-half capsules of cocaine and an MDM drug when he was detained.

Not quite sure what it means; typical ambiguous GN report, but looks like he was carrying Ecstasy as well as some more coke

04 July, 2006 17:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have lost my belief in the UAE justice system, its sick that so called celebreties get away with everything and other poor buggers are locked away for a long time for much less. Its sick and sad. Shame on the UAE

04 July, 2006 17:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a UAE nationals and I too say shame on the UAE government.

SHAME ON YOU for being hypocratic.

04 July, 2006 21:12  
Blogger Minkey Chief said...

Antola Lukshami
Narsyan Shelovero
Bidolo Narasyan

What are these names? They sure as hell aren't Indian. They look like bad transcriptions by somebody who's only heard the names and couldn't get spellings.

04 July, 2006 22:18  
Blogger inmotion said...

He shoulda not been pardoned.

Had it been in the states he would have gotten his fair share of drug time , rehab , and then some community service..

Robert Downie JR. comes to mind right now and so does that other punk from that band I forgot .. hmm

oh and courtney love.

This has turned into a PR game.

04 July, 2006 22:42  
Blogger Axonsax said...

so now can we all go get stoned with your blessing Mo?

05 July, 2006 00:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasta, baby Wasta.

Wasta is above the law.

Lesson to learn. Law and punishment is for poor bastards. Rest is bull shit.

05 July, 2006 03:09  
Blogger ironcurtain24 said...

Hi ppl. i read today few minuts after he was sentenced for 4 yrs in prison.. he was pardoned by the dubai government... common guys.. whats that? I really lost any hope in UAE judicary... really sad...

05 July, 2006 04:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really This does take the biscuit, Dallas pardoned hmm? I wonder how that happend? Nothing to do with Naomi Campbells boyfriend and who his family is... The joke is that his legal representitive told the court that his client possessed drugs for personal use "but not inside the UAE". So his lawyer is saying that its ok to posses Cocaine for personal use out side the UAE?I Hope that the next defendant that walked into the court on similar charges gets the same treatment? (some how i think not, and he will be getting jiggy with some new found friends at the pleasure of Dubai's non biased justice system)

05 July, 2006 08:45  
Blogger psamtani said...

So you're actually bitching about the fact that someone got a 4 year sentence for cocaine possession. Laws are made to protect society, and drugs have the potential to be a serious problem in Dubai.

I've got no problem with the sentence, the pardon is fucking disgraceful. And since you seem uneducated about the law, the case that you mentioned would fall under involuntary manslaughter, not murder.

05 July, 2006 09:37  
Blogger secretdubai said...

So you're actually bitching about the fact that someone got a 4 year sentence for cocaine possession.

No - the fact that sentencing here is so random. The fact that people get years and years for relatively minor crimes, while others get off nearly scot free for murders and rapes.

I know this happens in legal systems around the world regularly. But when it does - such as the hit-and-run driver who killed someone in the UK and just got away with community service, there is usually outcry.

This is me, doing that outcry here.

I would do it just the same if I was living in my home country, or my previous home country (Australia) or anywhere else in the world. When it comes to matters of justice and human rights that affect us all, I don't give a shit about being a "guest" in someone's country.

And criticising the system here isn't criticing locals. Locals get shat on by the system too. There are plenty of locals - young, naive, stupid, down-on-their-luck, whatever - who are in jail doing LONG terms for drugs. They're not getting pardons. What they did only harmed themselves.

I don't have a problem with jail sentences for drug abuse. I do have a problem with drug sentences being longer than those for rape, serious assault and murder.

05 July, 2006 22:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For fuck's sake. That douchebag gets a pass from the rulers, and a 17 year-old kid I know got 3 months in the slammer for smoking a joint or two. What the hell is the world coming to?

12 August, 2006 16:34  

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