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(Slate)   ProTip: When appearing before a Judge for sentencing don't wear your 'Snitches Get Stitches' T-shirt, even if it is fresh   (slate.com) divider line 36
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2013-10-18 09:14:12 AM
That's why I always wear my "Snitches Get Favorable Plea Deals" shirt to court.
 
2013-10-18 09:20:14 AM
F*ck that.
It's the citizen's courtroom and we should be able to wear whatever the hell we want.  Judges piss me the f*ck off.
 
2013-10-18 09:21:20 AM
Was he a star-belly snitch?
 
2013-10-18 09:25:21 AM
Judges should be subject to more accountability.

How is jailing someone for attire not considered cruel?
 
2013-10-18 09:26:10 AM
"Now, the First Amendment generally protects your right to express yourself through your apparel, and if I were a judge, I'd like to think I wouldn't get upset about other people's clothing choices."

I'd like to think that I would be able to determine from the knucklehead's choice of shirt that he feels no remorse, intends to continue making poor choices, and probably doesn't have a strong desire to rehabilitate.  He can make any statement he wants with his clothes but it would be prudent take cues like that into account when sentencing.
 
2013-10-18 09:27:10 AM
I bet he even had saggy pants. I can fix that with a stapler.
 
2013-10-18 09:31:16 AM
I bet he was a white guy (didn't read TFA).
 
2013-10-18 09:32:14 AM
Wow, a bunch of derp so early in these comments.  The t-shirt is nothing but straight-up witness intimidation, which is not protected speech.  Why would a judge ever allow that in a courtroom?
 
2013-10-18 09:32:45 AM

Wellon Dowd: Was he a star-belly snitch?


He was sucking like a... litch.
 
2013-10-18 09:33:37 AM
www.slate.com

Is that the mean kid from Toy Story, but older and wearing a ten-gallon trucker hat?
 
2013-10-18 09:38:09 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: F*ck that.
It's the citizen's courtroom and we should be able to wear whatever the hell we want.  Judges piss me the f*ck off.


So if a domestic abuser is wearing a shirt saying what he'll would do to their victim you'll be fine with it?
 
2013-10-18 09:43:46 AM

thatboyoverthere: Rev. Skarekroe: F*ck that.
It's the citizen's courtroom and we should be able to wear whatever the hell we want.  Judges piss me the f*ck off.

So if a domestic abuser is wearing a shirt saying what he'll would do to their victim you'll be fine with it?


I was really thinking more of the sending jurors to jail for wearing shorts stuff.
 
2013-10-18 09:47:17 AM
Should have worn my "Sneetches get the peachs" t-shirt. It's intentionally ambiguous.

***

Dare I throw a peach at a biotch? You betcha your ASCII!

Seinfeld:   Who throws a peach?
 
2013-10-18 09:48:04 AM
Better than wearing a Jagermeister t-shirt to your sentencing for killing a person in a drunk driving incident.  Judge flipped out.
 
2013-10-18 09:51:56 AM

greensunshine: Better than wearing a Jagermeister t-shirt to your sentencing for killing a person in a drunk driving incident.  Judge flipped out.


You should know better than to drink and drive.
 
2013-10-18 09:54:56 AM
Oops, does my shirt say "Stitches"?

I thought it said "Stickers"

My bad, your honor.
 
2013-10-18 09:58:33 AM
Things like this are why I like the First Amendment so much.

It helps the below-average amongst us to obviously self-select, generally making things easier for the rest of us.

See also:  Truthers, Birthers, Jenny McCarthy.
 
2013-10-18 09:59:30 AM

greensunshine: Better than wearing a Jagermeister t-shirt to your sentencing for killing a person in a drunk driving incident.  Judge flipped out.


If I was the judge the court transcript would be thirty pages of me dropping f-bombs and then me beating the defendant to death with my gavel.
 
2013-10-18 10:01:28 AM

SDRR: greensunshine: Better than wearing a Jagermeister t-shirt to your sentencing for killing a person in a drunk driving incident.  Judge flipped out.

You should know better than to drink and drive.


I was the probation officer - not the offender.
 
2013-10-18 10:15:43 AM

greensunshine: SDRR: greensunshine: Better than wearing a Jagermeister t-shirt to your sentencing for killing a person in a drunk driving incident.  Judge flipped out.

You should know better than to drink and drive.

I was the probation officer - not the offender.

 
2013-10-18 10:17:56 AM
Just pretend you saw the "why not both" girl that I posted.  It turned out to be an unfetchable URL but I never use preview because that's like training wheels.  I'm balls to the wall all day, every day.  Don't try to stop me.  You'll just go down with me.
 
2013-10-18 10:28:18 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: Judges should be subject to more accountability.

How is jailing someone for attire not considered cruel?


BTW, I was sort of referring to the other stories in TFA.
 
2013-10-18 10:35:33 AM
Can I at least wear a 'Just Do It' t-shirt to my solicitation of murder trial?
 
2013-10-18 10:37:47 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: F*ck that.
It's the citizen's courtroom and we should be able to wear whatever the hell we want.  Judges piss me the f*ck off.


Yah! Dem judges wants to get all ups in yo' face with rules and shiate, gnomewhutImsayin'?

/agree it was probably a white guy
//bet he had a neck and knuckle tatoos
 
2013-10-18 11:03:25 AM
Can I wear my "Thugs get slugs" t-shirt when attending the sentencing of such a person?
 
2013-10-18 11:11:20 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: F*ck that.
It's the citizen's courtroom and we should be able to wear whatever the hell we want.  Judges piss me the f*ck off.


The judge is there to *JUDGE* you.  That is is job, and his legal obligation under the law.  He has some discretion in sentencing, which we allow to account for circumstances.  Otherwise, we could replace the judge for sentencing purposes with a computer program where the prosecutor simply enters the things you were convicted of, and it would calculate your sentence automatically based upon the strict word of the law.

Given that we don't use computers, but human beings versed in the law, why would you do something that would make him see you in the worse light possible?

That seems, well, *STUPID* to me.
 
2013-10-18 11:32:01 AM
I hope the Judge gave her LIFE!

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2013-10-18 11:35:43 AM
Impressed

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2013-10-18 11:41:39 AM
FTA: T.J. Lane, the Ohio teenager convicted of killing three students at Chardon High School in 2012, looked appropriately buttoned-down when he arrived at his sentencing hearing earlier this year. Halfway through, though, he removed his collared shirt to reveal a white T-shirt on which he had hand-lettered the word "KILLER." The shirt wasn't even Lane's most antagonistic decision that day-when given the chance to make a statement, he turned to the crowd, flicked them off, and informed them that "This hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory. fark all of you."

www.theprospect.net
 
2013-10-18 11:48:23 AM

dittybopper: The judge is there to *JUDGE* you.


Not if you're a juror or just sitting in the gallery.
 
2013-10-18 11:58:28 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: dittybopper: The judge is there to *JUDGE* you.

Not if you're a juror or just sitting in the gallery.


The implication is that if you are there to be sentenced, the judge is judging you.
 
2013-10-18 11:59:46 AM
A brother tries to keep it real but just can't catch a break in this white man's world.
 
2013-10-18 01:35:42 PM

Phil Clinton: FTA: T.J. Lane, the Ohio teenager convicted of killing three students at Chardon High School in 2012, looked appropriately buttoned-down when he arrived at his sentencing hearing earlier this year. Halfway through, though, he removed his collared shirt to reveal a white T-shirt on which he had hand-lettered the word "KILLER." The shirt wasn't even Lane's most antagonistic decision that day-when given the chance to make a statement, he turned to the crowd, flicked them off, and informed them that "This hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory. fark all of you."

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In all fairness, that's a pretty baller way to enter prison if you know you're going. He will get respect for being a crazy peckerwood.
 
2013-10-18 03:03:53 PM
I was once in court and saw a kid appear for sentencing on a theft conviction.  His T-shirt read:  "Lazy Guy's Club / Party All Night."
 
2013-10-18 03:25:35 PM
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Britches get stitches.
 
2013-10-18 04:14:10 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: F*ck that.
It's the citizen's courtroom and we should be able to wear whatever the hell we want.  Judges piss me the f*ck off.


You sound recidivism-y.
 
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