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2014-08-01 03:59:50 PM  
Justice is blind, my ass.
 
2014-08-01 04:09:13 PM  
Good luck getting any of your convictions to stick now.
 
2014-08-01 04:14:04 PM  
"On the charge of being uppity, the court finds you GUILTY! May God have mercy on your soul."
 
2014-08-01 04:16:06 PM  
Every single person of color she has convicted is filing an appeal right now. Nice work, dimwit racist judge.
 
2014-08-01 04:16:09 PM  
Classy.
 
2014-08-01 04:17:41 PM  
Do these racist morans realize Obama is still the legally elected President of the United States?

I'm not sure they understand this concept at all.
 
2014-08-01 04:18:51 PM  
I live in this woman's district. I have no idea how many dicks she sucks because there's no other way she should keep getting re-elected. She's well known here as a racist POS.

And this isn't redneckville. Jefferson County is pretty progressive.
 
2014-08-01 04:43:41 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: "On the charge of being uppity, the court finds you GUILTY! May God have mercy on your soul."


I'm so glad for my Irish ancestry because I'll never be guilty of being uppity while dark.

Seriously, though... what kind of 3rd-world, backward-ass country are we living in when a judge can do this and not be arrested? Why is her ass not in a cell, awaiting trial?
 
2014-08-01 05:34:30 PM  
Jesus Tapdancing Christ, Kentucky

/is this really how you want the rest of the world to see you?
 
2014-08-01 05:46:25 PM  
But the Supreme Court told me racism was over in America?
 
2014-08-01 05:50:47 PM  
On the one hand, don't wear political statements to court, on the other hand WTF, HOW HAS SHE NOT BEEN REMOVED??????
 
2014-08-01 06:02:38 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm so glad for my Irish ancestry because I'll never be guilty of being uppity while dark.


Drunk before noon on the other hand.....
 
2014-08-01 06:24:10 PM  
mojoimage.com
 
2014-08-01 06:58:33 PM  

imapirate: I live in this woman's district. I have no idea how many dicks she sucks because there's no other way she should keep getting re-elected. She's well known here as a racist POS.

And this isn't redneckville. Jefferson County is pretty progressive.


She's from palm beach Florida originally...
 
2014-08-01 06:59:02 PM  
Kentucky.....sigh.  Sad thing is that most of the people who've kept her in that position probably agree with her.
 
2014-08-01 06:59:08 PM  

fusillade762: But the Supreme Court told me racism was over in America?


Legally speaking, Kentucky is not part of the United States.
 
2014-08-01 07:00:26 PM  
B-b-b-b-but she's Tough on CrimeTM

/Blah- Crime
 
2014-08-01 07:00:38 PM  
what the fark was that?  how can someone so fark ignorant even function, never mind pass the bar or whatever qualifies you for judgeship tardsville, kentucky?  are they still electing judges?
 
2014-08-01 07:00:40 PM  
While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.
 
2014-08-01 07:00:47 PM  
I once worked with a liberal black judge who declared similar things. Shortly after he threatened his fellow judges for not re-electing him as chief judge, he was removed from the bench by the Chief Justice if a certain state Supreme Court.

\true story
 
2014-08-01 07:01:29 PM  
I generally prefer my judges impartial, non-partisan, and concerned only with the objective interpretation of the the law as it specifically pertains to the matter currently before their court, but I guess I'm just old-fashioned like that.
 
2014-08-01 07:01:42 PM  

Confabulat: Do these racist morans realize Obama is still the legally elected President of the United States?


i think some might disagree with "legally" and "elected."  not saying they should, but that they would...
 
2014-08-01 07:03:06 PM  

GleeUnit: I generally prefer my judges impartial, non-partisan, and concerned only with the objective interpretation of the the law as it specifically pertains to the matter currently before their court, but I guess I'm just old-fashioned like that.


that's pre-9/11 obama thinking
 
2014-08-01 07:03:25 PM  
Wearing a t-shirt to court at all will get you in a world of shiat with most judges, but this one seems to have let her emotions get the better of her and let a little too much honesty out in the process of chewing him out over it.

It's so funny when they get pissed off enough to reveal what shiatheels they really are.
 
2014-08-01 07:03:56 PM  

Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.


So the defendant should respect that judge?

How about we stop this bullshiat that the person in shackles has to respect the people who put them there. Regardless of the situation or circumstance.
 
2014-08-01 07:04:45 PM  
I REALLY don't see another term in her future.

Maybe she should aim for 'Personal Injury Attorney' or some other sleazy legal profession.

I generally don't agree with obama, but she was being genuinely stupid there. Sad part is

she's probably that stupid when she's not working too.
 
2014-08-01 07:07:17 PM  
As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?
 
2014-08-01 07:08:01 PM  

Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.


Her "courtroom" looked like  she was in prison.  Jeez, what a grim place.
 
2014-08-01 07:08:09 PM  
... but don't you DARE call her racist.
 
2014-08-01 07:08:32 PM  

Confabulat: Do these racist morans realize Obama is still the legally elected President of the United States?

I'm not sure they understand this concept at all.


What part of illegally elected Kenyan do you not understand? Between his ineligibility and all the illegal immigrants who voted for him using white people's identities, he's the least legitimate "president" since Rutherfraud B. Hayes.

/This is what teabaggers actually believe
 
2014-08-01 07:09:42 PM  
as if that's all she's done.  she's a general piece of shiat that shouldn't be on the bench.  not very judge like to assume defendents are guilty before they walk into the courtroom.

For example, last October, McLaughlin accused defendant Wesley Taylor of being "up here selling dope to little children." That assertion - made during Taylor's arraignment on a drug possession charge - was false; he was not accused of selling drugs to anyone.

In at least four other cases, McLaughlin denied defendants the right to a public defender.
 
2014-08-01 07:10:48 PM  
This does surprise me coming out of Louisville.

Louisville being pretty different from the rest of the state and such.
 
2014-08-01 07:12:04 PM  

Rozotorical: So the defendant should respect that judge?


If he wants to avoid getting chewed out or being jailed for contempt of court he better respect the judge.  It is only common sense and in his interest to do so.  Again.  I am not defending the judge.  Other things not to do in court is screwing around with your cell phone, showing up drunk, wearing shorts, sandals, and tee-shirts.  Really.  You just do not do that.
 
2014-08-01 07:13:21 PM  

This Amp Goes To 11: As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?


Shut up, hoser, that's what the point is. If we want Canada's opinion on something, we'll send a bunch of draft dodgers up there to get it. Go kiss the Queen's butt and be quiet around a REAL free country.

/GOD. Two things I can't stand. Intolerance, and Canadians.
 
2014-08-01 07:14:45 PM  
In other news... people wear t shirts for court?
 
2014-08-01 07:15:06 PM  

imapirate: I live in this woman's district. I have no idea how many dicks she sucks because there's no other way she should keep getting re-elected. She's well known here as a racist POS.

And this isn't redneckville. Jefferson County is pretty progressive.


A guy I once did some business with and who tried to con me out of my house - and who bragged about the fact that he doesn't let his wife get a driver's license, and that he beats her - was the only person who even tried to run for state senator on the democrat ticket.  He lost in general, fortunately...

...which is to say, has anyone run against her?
 
2014-08-01 07:15:24 PM  

Oztemprom: This does surprise me coming out of Louisville.

Louisville being pretty different from the rest of the state and such.


The difference is they actually have black people to be racist towards.

/exaggerating some, but not completely
//using wikipedia 2000 census data, there's one Kentucky county with 20 black people TOTAL
///http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_County,_Kentucky#Demographic s
 
2014-08-01 07:15:29 PM  

Oztemprom: This does surprise me coming out of Louisville.

Louisville being pretty different from the rest of the state and such.


Really?  Because my experience has been that Louisville is downright PROGRESSIVE compared to the rest of that awful state.

Part of me thinks it was stupid and slightly disrespectful to wear a t-shirt to court.  The other half wonders what the judge's reaction would have been if the t-shirt had been of  'Merican flag or some other jingoistic crap.

Aw fark it, the woman is a racist.
 
2014-08-01 07:15:38 PM  
And this article changes my opinion of everyone from the south in what way?
 
2014-08-01 07:16:11 PM  

ginandbacon: On the one hand, don't wear political statements to court, on the other hand WTF, HOW HAS SHE NOT BEEN REMOVED??????


Kinda this. She has basically admitted to using her bench to punish someone for their political believes. At a bare minimum she should be disbarred. I would also imagine she should be looking at an investigation for Judicial Misconduct.
 
2014-08-01 07:18:32 PM  
Ok, I'm not saying she's not a piece of shiat, but was that just a bail hearing?  I thought I heard her say five grand, and more than once she said it was because of the cruelty to animals thing.  I could be totally wrong, and I repeat, she sucks.

And I agree about elected judges, though I'm not a huge fan of politically appointed ones either.  Maybe gladiator style combat.
 
2014-08-01 07:18:43 PM  
For all the T-shirt comments, the guy may not have had a lot of options, may not have owned what we'd consider court apparel.  Just sayin' it's possible.
 
2014-08-01 07:19:02 PM  

LazyMedia: This Amp Goes To 11: As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?

Shut up, hoser, that's what the point is. If we want Canada's opinion on something, we'll send a bunch of draft dodgers up there to get it. Go kiss the Queen's butt and be quiet around a REAL free country.

/GOD. Two things I can't stand. Intolerance, and Canadians.


Keep talking like that, and we might not buy your crappy, F35 so called fighter jets. A fighter so bad, intelligent people in Canada are even suggesting an updated Avro Arrow would be a better choice.
 
2014-08-01 07:19:26 PM  
img.fark.net

I wore this shirt in this lady's courtroom and I had no problem with her.
 
2014-08-01 07:19:29 PM  
Post-racial America.
 
2014-08-01 07:20:01 PM  

CruJones: Ok, I'm not saying she's not a piece of shiat, but was that just a bail hearing?  I thought I heard her say five grand, and more than once she said it was because of the cruelty to animals thing.  I could be totally wrong, and I repeat, she sucks.

And I agree about elected judges, though I'm not a huge fan of politically appointed ones either.  Maybe gladiator style combat.


So llong as we can make it retroactive.  I'd love to see RBG lay the hurt on Scalia.
 
2014-08-01 07:20:37 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: For all the T-shirt comments, the guy may not have had a lot of options, may not have owned what we'd consider court apparel. Just sayin' it's possible.


well if he wasn't spending all that welfare money on drugs...
 
2014-08-01 07:21:04 PM  
Today's mainstream GOP, ladies and gentleman. Let's give them a big round of applause.
 
2014-08-01 07:21:18 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: F35 so called fighter jets


Hey now, most of America didn't want those farking shiatpiles either.
 
2014-08-01 07:21:21 PM  
If there's one thing we won't tolerate, its the administration of government power with a political bias.
 
2014-08-01 07:21:47 PM  
Human piece of garbage.
 
2014-08-01 07:22:08 PM  
If you wear a t-shirt to court, you're pretty much admitting guilt.
 
2014-08-01 07:22:37 PM  

Panty Sniffer: Rozotorical: So the defendant should respect that judge?

If he wants to avoid getting chewed out or being jailed for contempt of court he better respect the judge.  It is only common sense and in his interest to do so.  Again.  I am not defending the judge.  Other things not to do in court is screwing around with your cell phone, showing up drunk, wearing shorts, sandals, and tee-shirts.  Really.  You just do not do that.


Yeah because respect involves the clothes you wear. Bull shiat. farking power tripping trumped up politician wearing a robe. No damn reason in a free society that you should not be able to show up to a court case dressed how ever the hell you want to be.

The fact that a judge can consider a persons physical appearance a personal affront speaks tons on just how farked the system is.
 
2014-08-01 07:24:24 PM  

Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.


I invite you to visit your local district court any morning that general session is being held. T-shirts and tube tops are the rule, rather than the exception.
 
2014-08-01 07:24:32 PM  

gameshowhost: Post-racial America.


Didn't strike me as racial. Purely political - which is also grossly inappropriate, mind you. But, I didn't take it as racial.

Stupid woman all the same.
 
2014-08-01 07:24:33 PM  
Eh I wore a t shirt that says crippled with the lil stick figure guy in a wheel chair holding a bong. While the judge didn't find it nearly as funny as I did he only popped me with a drug test.
 
2014-08-01 07:24:44 PM  
F35 isn't a true fighter, it's a multirole plane.

You're thinking of the F22
 
2014-08-01 07:24:49 PM  

Shaggy_C: If you wear a t-shirt to court, you're pretty much admitting guilt.


Guilty of being comfortable.

Last ticket I got out of, I wore a t-shirt and jeans to the hearing. I will continue to stay comfortable and press my luck.
 
2014-08-01 07:25:04 PM  

This Amp Goes To 11: As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?


it's america, they know what they are doing...don't u trust them?
 
2014-08-01 07:26:50 PM  
I was in a courtroom yesterday, and I saw a man wearing a T-shirt with guns on it.  I thought it was an unwise choice, but because it's not my job to tell other people what they can or cannot wear to court, and because it isn't a real gun, I don't really care.

I left before his turn.  The judge might have bawled him out for his T-shirt, but I am 99.9% sure that violent death threats hadn't entered into whatever disciplinary action she took.  Nothing wrong with enforcing a dress code, but it's not worth a death threat.
 
2014-08-01 07:27:52 PM  
blu.stb.s-msn.com
You're out of order! You're out of order! The whole trial is out of order!
 
2014-08-01 07:27:57 PM  
This is just more evidence that Obama is bad for minorities
 
2014-08-01 07:29:49 PM  
Ginsburg and now this broad. This is why women shouldn't be judges.
 
2014-08-01 07:30:09 PM  

netweavr: F35 isn't a true fighter, it's a multirole plane.

You're thinking of the F22


Wat
 
2014-08-01 07:30:25 PM  

Shaggy_C: If you wear a t-shirt to court, you're pretty much admitting guilt.


www.halloweenmart.com
What about t-shirt formal wear?
 
2014-08-01 07:31:19 PM  

Rozotorical: Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.

So the defendant should respect that judge?

How about we stop this bullshiat that the person in shackles has to respect the people who put them there. Regardless of the situation or circumstance.


Was the tshirt clean? If it was, then what's the big deal? When I went to court for my divorce, I was a stay at home mom...i didn't have a huge wardrobe to pick and choose from. The mediator actually told me that now that I was going to have to get a job, I should start wearing makeup, and dress better. The FARKING nerve. Fwiw, I was wearing makeup, just wasn't drowning in it.
You wear what you have in your closet, and if the court doesn't like it, then perhaps they should only arrest fashion models?
 
2014-08-01 07:31:36 PM  

jenny next: I was in a courtroom yesterday, and I saw a man wearing a T-shirt with guns on it.  I thought it was an unwise choice, but because it's not my job to tell other people what they can or cannot wear to court, and because it isn't a real gun, I don't really care.

I left before his turn.  The judge might have bawled him out for his T-shirt, but I am 99.9% sure that violent death threats hadn't entered into whatever disciplinary action she took.  Nothing wrong with enforcing a dress code, but it's not worth a death threat.


I think you mistook hyperbole for death threats
 
2014-08-01 07:33:10 PM  
So she has a future as a conservative talk show host or Fox News legal correspondent?
 
2014-08-01 07:33:28 PM  

capn' fun: Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.

I invite you to visit your local district court any morning that general session is being held. T-shirts and tube tops are the rule, rather than the exception.


I invite you to visit Cook County, IL and see how far wearing a tee-shirt gets you.  I really do not know about KY as I am not licensed there or have any desire to go there.  Perhaps some jurisdictions demand more decorum than others.
 
2014-08-01 07:35:08 PM  

bdub77: Human piece of garbage.


At least garbage has SOME use.
 
2014-08-01 07:36:07 PM  
C'mon, shiatbirds. Tell us it isn't about the President being black. Tell us it's just partisan, just vigorous inter-party emotion.
 
2014-08-01 07:36:20 PM  

Shaggy_C: If you wear a t-shirt to court, you're pretty much admitting guilt.


No kidding. Why don't poor people just report directly to jail? I'm so sick of my tax money being used to catch those miscreants.
 
2014-08-01 07:37:33 PM  

Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.


It doesn't sound like her courtroom was worthy of respect.
 
2014-08-01 07:37:49 PM  

Fart_Machine: So she has a future as a conservative talk show host or Fox News legal correspondent?


She has ODS.  No further qualification needed.
 
2014-08-01 07:39:02 PM  
fark that guy. Respect the court system, look like your ass didn't just get out of bed 5 minutes ago and threw on the shiattiest maybe-it's-clean/maybe-it's-not RAG next to your couch that you passed out on. In other words, look like you CARE and not like a self-entitled 'hood.  Although that would probably be too far of a fantasy.
 
2014-08-01 07:41:04 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Sin_City_Superhero: "On the charge of being uppity, the court finds you GUILTY! May God have mercy on your soul."

I'm so glad for my Irish ancestry because I'll never be guilty of being uppity while dark.

Seriously, though... what kind of 3rd-world, backward-ass country are we living in when a judge can do this and not be arrested? Why is her ass not in a cell, awaiting trial?


Well, one reason is "judicial immunity" and it is a pretty important idea, one that (is supposed to) lead to an independent judiciary. The ability to throw judges into jail on a whim is what you DO see in totalitarian countries. Second, to put her in jail, she would have to be charged with a crime and found guilty of said crime. I am willing to guess that being a blatant bigot is not a crime. I also doubt that coloring her court decisions with personal bias is also not a crime.

I am not defending her remaining on the bench, but all judges have a LOT of immunity from being stupid from the bench.
 
2014-08-01 07:42:07 PM  

clintster: ... but don't you DARE call her racist.


came here to say this.
 
2014-08-01 07:43:17 PM  

LazyMedia: This Amp Goes To 11: As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?

Shut up, hoser, that's what the point is. If we want Canada's opinion on something, we'll send a bunch of draft dodgers up there to get it. Go kiss the Queen's butt and be quiet around a REAL free country.

/GOD. Two things I can't stand. Intolerance, and Canadians.



sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
 
2014-08-01 07:44:51 PM  
As a resident Fark Moderate even I say this crazy biatch has got to go.
 
2014-08-01 07:47:10 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: "... May God have mercy on your soul."



s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-08-01 07:47:32 PM  

fat_free: fark that guy. Respect the court system, look like your ass didn't just get out of bed 5 minutes ago and threw on the shiattiest maybe-it's-clean/maybe-it's-not RAG next to your couch that you passed out on. In other words, look like you CARE and not like a self-entitled 'hood.  Although that would probably be too far of a fantasy.


I think it was the dark skin he was wearing that really bothered the judge, based on TFA. By your comments and insinuations, I'm guessing you agree.

/Gawd bless 'murka
 
2014-08-01 07:47:41 PM  
That courtroom is an affront to justice. People sitting behind booths, separated from their parties, treating them like animals in a cage, dispensing "justice".

Despicable.

Yes, i bet they could show examples of how someone got violent in a court. You do not "cage" everyone because of the actions of a few. I bet they would not be talking so farking glibly if they actually had to face people directly. It is surprising how facing people with respect like they are humans makes you treat them like humans, as opposed to dispensing your "justice" from behind glass.

Fark them, and fark the violent farks who mad them think this was a good idea.
 
2014-08-01 07:50:53 PM  
We reaally don't live in the same country that I grew up in anymore. Its sad.
 
2014-08-01 07:52:14 PM  

This Amp Goes To 11: As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?


Not all judges are elected - it depends on the state.  All federal judges are appointed.

Elected judges came into vogue in the mid 1800's when it was feared that cronyism was taking over the judicial appointment process, which it likely was.
 
2014-08-01 07:53:53 PM  
Has learned a thing or two about Southern courtroom attire:

img.fark.net

"That's right. Ute, motherfarker!"
 
2014-08-01 07:55:58 PM  

This Amp Goes To 11: As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?


As a Canadian and a lawyer, I couldn't agree more. It's terrifying that people who have no concept of the law impartiality and professionalism can become a judge simply by appealing to the prejudices and bias of the electorate like any other politician. This should end her career but for some reason I doubt it will.
 
2014-08-01 07:56:21 PM  

Panty Sniffer: capn' fun: Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.

I invite you to visit your local district court any morning that general session is being held. T-shirts and tube tops are the rule, rather than the exception.

I invite you to visit Cook County, IL and see how far wearing a tee-shirt gets you.  I really do not know about KY as I am not licensed there or have any desire to go there.  Perhaps some jurisdictions demand more decorum than others.


So the Cook County judiciary is so touchy and un-self-confident that a poor person's fashion faux pas takes precedence over justice.

Noted. Thanks.
 
2014-08-01 07:57:13 PM  
It's a shame the Founders only intended due process to people wearing suits.

Seems like something they would have accounted for.
 
2014-08-01 07:57:26 PM  
Daaaamn Louisville wtf are you guys doing? All the judges down here in podunk southeast Ky at least act impartial. Get your shiat together.
 
2014-08-01 07:57:39 PM  

fat_free: fark that guy. Respect the court system, look like your ass didn't just get out of bed 5 minutes ago and threw on the shiattiest maybe-it's-clean/maybe-it's-not RAG next to your couch that you passed out on. In other words, look like you CARE and not like a self-entitled 'hood.  Although that would probably be too far of a fantasy.


.1/10.

Only because zero doesn't get past the Fark filters.
 
2014-08-01 07:57:43 PM  
Also, regarding the 'lucky to make it out alive' comment...should we now refer to her court as a 'Sundown' Courtroom?
 
2014-08-01 07:58:10 PM  

A Fark Handle: as if that's all she's done.  she's a general piece of shiat that shouldn't be on the bench.  not very judge like to assume defendents are guilty before they walk into the courtroom.

For example, last October, McLaughlin accused defendant Wesley Taylor of being "up here selling dope to little children." That assertion - made during Taylor's arraignment on a drug possession charge - was false; he was not accused of selling drugs to anyone.

In at least four other cases, McLaughlin denied defendants the right to a public defender.


Holy farking shiat...I read the entire article with my mouth wide open and a WTF?  expression on my face the entire time.

In another instance, defendant Shawn Litteral appeared in front of McLaughlin without an attorney in May on a $7 shoplifting charge. McLaughlin was required by Kentucky law to ask Litteral specific questions to gauge his ability for self-representation. However, she asked none of those questions, proceeded with the trial, declared Litteral guilty and sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail.

For example, Ralph Weaver had not yet been appointed legal counsel during his arraignment on drunken-driving and marijuana possession charges last year. When the prosecutor asked him if he had any prior DUIs in Indiana, Weaver replied that he did, though none were listed on his record.
At this point, McLaughlin increased Weaver's charge to second-offense DUI, which carries stiffer penalties.

For example, McLaughlin told KyCIR that she denies the appointment of public defenders in most minor shoplifting cases and some other misdemeanor cases because "the resources in the public defender's office are very scarce."


Seriously, HOW IN THE FARK DOES SHE GET AWAY WITH THIS???????
 
2014-08-01 07:59:27 PM  

brimed03: Panty Sniffer: capn' fun: Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.

I invite you to visit your local district court any morning that general session is being held. T-shirts and tube tops are the rule, rather than the exception.

I invite you to visit Cook County, IL and see how far wearing a tee-shirt gets you.  I really do not know about KY as I am not licensed there or have any desire to go there.  Perhaps some jurisdictions demand more decorum than others.

So the Cook County judiciary is so touchy and un-self-confident that a poor person's fashion faux pas takes precedence over justice.

Noted. Thanks.


You should see what they wear once they get into the jail.

/Pop.  Six.  Squish.  Uh-uh.  Cicero.  Lipschitz.
 
2014-08-01 07:59:28 PM  
Frankly, this Judge personifies Kuntucky. Typical libs always miss our intelligent women when they are looking for token women to nominate but heres a chance for someone good unlike Hilary or Warren. The Bar giveing her a low grade..typical scumbag lawyers. If anything shes a perfect 10 and the only ten I see. The fact is Barmosque [Hussein] Allahbama is destroying this country. He is letting a bunch of immigrants in and it seems only people in the south care. A line has been drawn at are border and thats for serious. if I was down there Id put a gun to these kids head and make lie on the floor. Id ask 'any last words' then shoot them like the Constitution says is allowed. Alexvadner built the Great Berlin Wall of Rome when he spotted Noahs Ark and saw him bringing all those animals across the border from Carthage, so lets do the same to stop these animals or history will repeat itself. Bodom line we rebelled against King George and now its time to do the same to Obama. Lets list the reasons hes the same as George III, first of all he charges too much taxes A. and makes me give up my guns B. and hes not from this country C., thats like 5 reasons right there. So lets throw ol Mister Bonjangles out and lets elect this judge, with her auburn hair and her folksy charm I cant help but feel shes a maverick who has what it takes. Former Mississippi state governor Haley Barbor would make a good VP or dare I say, Lou Dobbs? And if Obama doesnt leave office, WE'LL SUE! This is a matter of natoinal SECURITY. -KKK
(before you call me racist those are my initials so YOUR the racist)
 
2014-08-01 08:01:28 PM  
www.cinemablend.com
Guerrilla marketing.
 
2014-08-01 08:02:31 PM  

Nemo's Brother: We reaally don't live in the same country that I grew up in anymore. Its sad.


We don't, and that's a good thing. The country you grew up in probably wouldn't have even blinked at this, and certainly it wouldn't have made the news.

/America really is getting better, no matter what Fox&Friends would have you believe
//the country you grew up in would never have elected a black president
 
2014-08-01 08:02:47 PM  

brimed03: fat_free: fark that guy. Respect the court system, look like your ass didn't just get out of bed 5 minutes ago and threw on the shiattiest maybe-it's-clean/maybe-it's-not RAG next to your couch that you passed out on. In other words, look like you CARE and not like a self-entitled 'hood.  Although that would probably be too far of a fantasy.

.1/10.

Only because zero doesn't get past the Fark filters.


Why is this a troll? It isn't. Show respect for the Court, and maybe the Court shows you respect. Otherwise, quid pro quo...reap what ya sow.
 
2014-08-01 08:02:52 PM  

Nemo's Brother: We reaally don't live in the same country that I grew up in anymore. Its sad.


Having to share public restrooms with them now is the worst part
 
2014-08-01 08:03:07 PM  

brimed03: Panty Sniffer: capn' fun: Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.

I invite you to visit your local district court any morning that general session is being held. T-shirts and tube tops are the rule, rather than the exception.

I invite you to visit Cook County, IL and see how far wearing a tee-shirt gets you.  I really do not know about KY as I am not licensed there or have any desire to go there.  Perhaps some jurisdictions demand more decorum than others.

So the Cook County judiciary is so touchy and un-self-confident that a poor person's fashion faux pas takes precedence over justice.

Noted. Thanks.


I will note the ticket I mentioned that I successfully got out of while wearing t-shirt and jeans in to the court was out here in Chicago.
 
2014-08-01 08:05:19 PM  
Racist Biatch needs to be removed from the bench. (Yeah, a white guy said it.)
 
2014-08-01 08:05:30 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: LazyMedia: This Amp Goes To 11: As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?

Shut up, hoser, that's what the point is. If we want Canada's opinion on something, we'll send a bunch of draft dodgers up there to get it. Go kiss the Queen's butt and be quiet around a REAL free country.

/GOD. Two things I can't stand. Intolerance, and Canadians.

Keep talking like that, and we might not buy your crappy, F35 so called fighter jets. A fighter so bad, intelligent people in Canada are even suggesting an updated Avro Arrow would be a better choice.


Oh, God, there they go on again about the goddamned Avro Arrow. Jesus Christ, do you people ever talk about anything else? It's a MiG-25 with a PR agent, for Christ's sake. Give it a rest.
 
2014-08-01 08:05:35 PM  

StopArrestingMe: Frankly, this Judge personifies Kuntucky. Typical libs always miss our intelligent women when they are looking for token women to nominate but heres a chance for someone good unlike Hilary or Warren. The Bar giveing her a low grade..typical scumbag lawyers. If anything shes a perfect 10 and the only ten I see. The fact is Barmosque [Hussein] Allahbama is destroying this country. He is letting a bunch of immigrants in and it seems only people in the south care. A line has been drawn at are border and thats for serious. if I was down there Id put a gun to these kids head and make lie on the floor. Id ask 'any last words' then shoot them like the Constitution says is allowed. Alexvadner built the Great Berlin Wall of Rome when he spotted Noahs Ark and saw him bringing all those animals across the border from Carthage, so lets do the same to stop these animals or history will repeat itself. Bodom line we rebelled against King George and now its time to do the same to Obama. Lets list the reasons hes the same as George III, first of all he charges too much taxes A. and makes me give up my guns B. and hes not from this country C., thats like 5 reasons right there. So lets throw ol Mister Bonjangles out and lets elect this judge, with her auburn hair and her folksy charm I cant help but feel shes a maverick who has what it takes. Former Mississippi state governor Haley Barbor would make a good VP or dare I say, Lou Dobbs? And if Obama doesnt leave office, WE'LL SUE! This is a matter of natoinal SECURITY. -KKK
(before you call me racist those are my initials so YOUR the racist)


I love you.
 
2014-08-01 08:06:19 PM  
She wasn't going on about the t-shirt because it was a t-shirt. It was explicitly because it had a picture of Obama and the slogan "Let's do it again".

Listen to the recording. It was referred to as a t-shirt but there is no complaint about that part. Just about the picture and the slogan.
 
2014-08-01 08:07:04 PM  

Potter82: This Amp Goes To 11: As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?

As a Canadian and a lawyer, I couldn't agree more. It's terrifying that people who have no concept of the law impartiality and professionalism can become a judge simply by appealing to the prejudices and bias of the electorate like any other politician. This should end her career but for some reason I doubt it will.


As an American who isn't a 'Murrican, I think you cousins to the north are being a bit naive. If your really think an appointed-judiciary system isn't equally susceptible to biases and poor bench placements, you need to spend a little more time around the politicians making these appointments.

Neither system is perfect. You'd do well to acknowledge that.
 
2014-08-01 08:08:45 PM  

Potter82: This Amp Goes To 11: As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?

As a Canadian and a lawyer, I couldn't agree more. It's terrifying that people who have no concept of the law impartiality and professionalism can become a judge simply by appealing to the prejudices and bias of the electorate like any other politician. This should end her career but for some reason I doubt it will.


Our choice in the 19th century was, let the rubes elect them, or let the frequently corrupt -- often SPECTACULARLY corrupt -- state governors appoint them. We went with rubes.
 
2014-08-01 08:12:46 PM  

StopArrestingMe: Frankly, this Judge personifies Kuntucky. Typical libs always miss our intelligent women when they are looking for token women to nominate but heres a chance for someone good unlike Hilary or Warren. The Bar giveing her a low grade..typical scumbag lawyers. If anything shes a perfect 10 and the only ten I see. The fact is Barmosque [Hussein] Allahbama is destroying this country. He is letting a bunch of immigrants in and it seems only people in the south care. A line has been drawn at are border and thats for serious. if I was down there Id put a gun to these kids head and make lie on the floor. Id ask 'any last words' then shoot them like the Constitution says is allowed. Alexvadner built the Great Berlin Wall of Rome when he spotted Noahs Ark and saw him bringing all those animals across the border from Carthage, so lets do the same to stop these animals or history will repeat itself. Bodom line we rebelled against King George and now its time to do the same to Obama. Lets list the reasons hes the same as George III, first of all he charges too much taxes A. and makes me give up my guns B. and hes not from this country C., thats like 5 reasons right there. So lets throw ol Mister Bonjangles out and lets elect this judge, with her auburn hair and her folksy charm I cant help but feel shes a maverick who has what it takes. Former Mississippi state governor Haley Barbor would make a good VP or dare I say, Lou Dobbs? And if Obama doesnt leave office, WE'LL SUE! This is a matter of natoinal SECURITY. -KKK
(before you call me racist those are my initials so YOUR the racist)


This is harder than it looks. Not quite Pocket Ninja at his best, but a damned fine effort. Huzzah for you, sir. Huzzah.
 
2014-08-01 08:13:05 PM  

Friction8r: brimed03: fat_free: fark that guy. Respect the court system, look like your ass didn't just get out of bed 5 minutes ago and threw on the shiattiest maybe-it's-clean/maybe-it's-not RAG next to your couch that you passed out on. In other words, look like you CARE and not like a self-entitled 'hood.  Although that would probably be too far of a fantasy.

.1/10.

Only because zero doesn't get past the Fark filters.

Why is this a troll? It isn't. Show respect for the Court, and maybe the Court shows you respect. Otherwise, quid pro quo...reap what ya sow.


The Court does not exist to give or receive respect. It exists to dispense justice based on law. Judges thinking they are little demigods and acting like martinets are part of the reason the poor get life sentences and Hollywood starlets get community service. They get caught up in the game and forget why they're there. It shouldn't-- it doesn't-- matter who the defendant is or what they look like. Only whether they did the crime.
 
2014-08-01 08:14:27 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: For all the T-shirt comments, the guy may not have had a lot of options, may not have owned what we'd consider court apparel.  Just sayin' it's possible.


The guy was being arraigned. That means he came straight from jail - quite likely in the clothes he was arrested in.
But,hey - we have to find some fault with the guy - I mean, he's blah, and got arrested, so he must be a bad person.
 
2014-08-01 08:17:52 PM  

StopArrestingMe: Frankly, this Judge personifies Kuntucky. Typical libs always miss our intelligent women when they are looking for token women to nominate but heres a chance for someone good unlike Hilary or Warren. The Bar giveing her a low grade..typical scumbag lawyers. If anything shes a perfect 10 and the only ten I see. The fact is Barmosque [Hussein] Allahbama is destroying this country. He is letting a bunch of immigrants in and it seems only people in the south care. A line has been drawn at are border and thats for serious. if I was down there Id put a gun to these kids head and make lie on the floor. Id ask 'any last words' then shoot them like the Constitution says is allowed. Alexvadner built the Great Berlin Wall of Rome when he spotted Noahs Ark and saw him bringing all those animals across the border from Carthage, so lets do the same to stop these animals or history will repeat itself. Bodom line we rebelled against King George and now its time to do the same to Obama. Lets list the reasons hes the same as George III, first of all he charges too much taxes A. and makes me give up my guns B. and hes not from this country C., thats like 5 reasons right there. So lets throw ol Mister Bonjangles out and lets elect this judge, with her auburn hair and her folksy charm I cant help but feel shes a maverick who has what it takes. Former Mississippi state governor Haley Barbor would make a good VP or dare I say, Lou Dobbs? And if Obama doesnt leave office, WE'LL SUE! This is a matter of natoinal SECURITY. -KKK
(before you call me racist those are my initials so YOUR the racist)


img.fark.net
That was pretty damn great.
 
2014-08-01 08:19:25 PM  

StopArrestingMe: Frankly, this Judge personifies Kuntucky. Typical libs always miss our intelligent women when they are looking for token women to nominate but heres a chance for someone good unlike Hilary or Warren. The Bar giveing her a low grade..typical scumbag lawyers. If anything shes a perfect 10 and the only ten I see. The fact is Barmosque [Hussein] Allahbama is destroying this country. He is letting a bunch of immigrants in and it seems only people in the south care. A line has been drawn at are border and thats for serious. if I was down there Id put a gun to these kids head and make lie on the floor. Id ask 'any last words' then shoot them like the Constitution says is allowed. Alexvadner built the Great Berlin Wall of Rome when he spotted Noahs Ark and saw him bringing all those animals across the border from Carthage, so lets do the same to stop these animals or history will repeat itself. Bodom line we rebelled against King George and now its time to do the same to Obama. Lets list the reasons hes the same as George III, first of all he charges too much taxes A. and makes me give up my guns B. and hes not from this country C., thats like 5 reasons right there. So lets throw ol Mister Bonjangles out and lets elect this judge, with her auburn hair and her folksy charm I cant help but feel shes a maverick who has what it takes. Former Mississippi state governor Haley Barbor would make a good VP or dare I say, Lou Dobbs? And if Obama doesnt leave office, WE'LL SUE! This is a matter of natoinal SECURITY. -KKK
(before you call me racist those are my initials so YOUR the racist)


I've missed you - it's nice to see you back.
 
2014-08-01 08:26:50 PM  

Rozotorical: Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.

So the defendant should respect that judge?

How about we stop this bullshiat that the person in shackles has to respect the people who put them there. Regardless of the situation or circumstance.


You better respect the person who can toss you in jail for six months just because she doesn't like your shirt. Also, this defendant wasn't in "shackles" so howabout dropping the hyperbole down a notch or two.

That said, any judge who doesn't understand that often, a clean t-shirt is about as respectful as some young urban dwellers can get these days, shouldn't be on the bench in the first place. Of course, this crazy biatch shouldn't be on the bench in the second, third, or fourth place either. A judge with contempt for her defendants often has trouble with contempt FROM her defendants, oddly enough.
 
2014-08-01 08:29:30 PM  

doyner: Good luck getting any of your convictions to stick now.


Which ones.  There was a list of ones on the article where she has judged people before rendering a verdict.
 
2014-08-01 08:30:06 PM  

This Amp Goes To 11: As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?


I agree, electing judges is not a very good idea. There's not a lot of campaigning for judges, compared to other offices. You'll see yard signs, and get flyers in the mail, and maybe there'll be something in the newspaper, but nothing more than that. You have to do research to know which one to vote for. Cook County, IL, where I vote, always has a long judicial retention ballot, because it has one of the largest court systems in the country. Lucky for me, a coalition of local bar associations publishes a report that helps me decide whether or not judges should be retained and which one should be elected. Unfortunately, most people just vote to retain, which is how Cook County got stuck with judges like Pamela Hill-Veal. People don't even bother to read the newspaper endorsements, I guess...
 
2014-08-01 08:33:57 PM  

brimed03: Friction8r: brimed03: fat_free: fark that guy. Respect the court system, look like your ass didn't just get out of bed 5 minutes ago and threw on the shiattiest maybe-it's-clean/maybe-it's-not RAG next to your couch that you passed out on. In other words, look like you CARE and not like a self-entitled 'hood.  Although that would probably be too far of a fantasy.

.1/10.

Only because zero doesn't get past the Fark filters.

Why is this a troll? It isn't. Show respect for the Court, and maybe the Court shows you respect. Otherwise, quid pro quo...reap what ya sow.

The Court does not exist to give or receive respect. It exists to dispense justice based on law. Judges thinking they are little demigods and acting like martinets are part of the reason the poor get life sentences and Hollywood starlets get community service. They get caught up in the game and forget why they're there. It shouldn't-- it doesn't-- matter who the defendant is or what they look like. Only whether they did the crime.


Wholesome thought. Except that a judge can and will find a reason to hold anyone in the courtroom in contempt if you upset the judge. If you want to be defiant in court, get ya sum. It is not a place to plume like a peacock. You will lose. Not fair? Too bad.
 
2014-08-01 08:35:39 PM  

Rozotorical: Yeah because respect involves the clothes you wear.


It does.  Like it or not.  And it's not going to change, so suck it up.  Show that you're a decent human being that can follow social protocol and basic decency to the person(s) deciding whether or not you're fit to be a member of society.
 
2014-08-01 08:40:15 PM  

This Amp Goes To 11: As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?


Remember that each state is technically a sovereign entity, albeit one that is subordinate to the Federal government.

Each state has the right to conduct its own governmental affairs, as long as it does not breach the civil rights of its citizens and is still is a democracy.  In practice, this means that state governments look a lot alike, but you do end up with one with a unicameral legislature, others where the Governor is more powerful than in other states, but some where Judges are appointed and some where they are elected.

Also, in much/most of the US, the county Sheriff is an elected position.  As I understand it, electing your law enforcement officials is pretty much unique to the US.  We (as a country) like to elect lots of offices at the State & Local level, it comes from a deeply rooted suspicion/distrust of distant authority, this is particularly strong in the South with the legacy of the Civil War behind it.
 
2014-08-01 08:40:44 PM  
She is wrong. Period. Get her out.

The defendant was wearing a t shirt to court. He is a repeat offender (including animal cruelty! Did anyone watch the video?) and his shirt says "do it again".
 
2014-08-01 08:41:01 PM  

Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.


What part of the 1st amendment is so hard to understand?
 
2014-08-01 08:41:14 PM  

This Amp Goes To 11: As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?


There are only so many ways you get judges.

1) Elect them
2) have them appointed by elected officials (eg indirectly electing them)
3) have them appointed by federal/state agencies (eg appointed by people appointed by elected officials)

The key thing here is, there is judicial recourse that is not directly controlled by elected officials (once you appoint a supreme court justice you get whatever brand of crazy they were hiding).  There are all sorts of fun things elected officials can do to fark with the judicial system, cutting budgets to public defenders offices are one.  Another is mandating public defender fees (you don't pay $100 for your public defender you go to jail even if you did get acquitted).
 
2014-08-01 08:54:57 PM  
Her facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/VOTE-TO-ELECT-SANDY-MCLAUGHLIN-FOR-DIS T RICT-COURT-JUDGE/276922721681

Check her out with her one black friend (I'm not even kidding).
 
2014-08-01 08:55:16 PM  
Was that wrong?

Should I have not done that?

www.screeninsults.com
 
2014-08-01 08:57:02 PM  

Friction8r: brimed03: Friction8r: brimed03: fat_free: fark that guy. Respect the court system, look like your ass didn't just get out of bed 5 minutes ago and threw on the shiattiest maybe-it's-clean/maybe-it's-not RAG next to your couch that you passed out on. In other words, look like you CARE and not like a self-entitled 'hood.  Although that would probably be too far of a fantasy.

.1/10.

Only because zero doesn't get past the Fark filters.

Why is this a troll? It isn't. Show respect for the Court, and maybe the Court shows you respect. Otherwise, quid pro quo...reap what ya sow.

The Court does not exist to give or receive respect. It exists to dispense justice based on law. Judges thinking they are little demigods and acting like martinets are part of the reason the poor get life sentences and Hollywood starlets get community service. They get caught up in the game and forget why they're there. It shouldn't-- it doesn't-- matter who the defendant is or what they look like. Only whether they did the crime.

Wholesome thought. Except that a judge can and will find a reason to hold anyone in the courtroom in contempt if you upset the judge. If you want to be defiant in court, get ya sum. It is not a place to plume like a peacock. You will lose. Not fair? Too bad.


That may be the way it *is*, but that does not make it appropriate or lawful. And playing along with the bullshiat games *supports* this kind of wholly illegal crap.

I will play along to get the hell out of that court, but you can believe once I am out of the reach of @ssholes like that I will spread the tale far and farking wide until someone straightens that shiat out.
It is my *obligation* as a citizen to stamp the fark out of crap like that when I encounter it for the common farking good. As far as I'm concerned, that's up there with voting every election, helping little old ladies across the street and stopping to help at an accident scene.

\you can stay a chickenshiat if it makes you happy
\\but my tax dollars may be involved in crap like that, and I will not let it stand, given half a chance
 
2014-08-01 08:57:42 PM  

Warlordtrooper: Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.

What part of the 1st amendment is so hard to understand?


Nothing.  It seems straight forward to me.  Then again I went to law school and practice law.  But feel free to think you can do whatever you please in the name of free speech in a courtroom.  And good luck with that.
 
2014-08-01 09:01:14 PM  

brimed03: Friction8r: brimed03: fat_free: fark that guy. Respect the court system, look like your ass didn't just get out of bed 5 minutes ago and threw on the shiattiest maybe-it's-clean/maybe-it's-not RAG next to your couch that you passed out on. In other words, look like you CARE and not like a self-entitled 'hood.  Although that would probably be too far of a fantasy.

.1/10.

Only because zero doesn't get past the Fark filters.

Why is this a troll? It isn't. Show respect for the Court, and maybe the Court shows you respect. Otherwise, quid pro quo...reap what ya sow.

The Court does not exist to give or receive respect. It exists to dispense justice based on law. Judges thinking they are little demigods and acting like martinets are part of the reason the poor get life sentences and Hollywood starlets get community service. They get caught up in the game and forget why they're there. It shouldn't-- it doesn't-- matter who the defendant is or what they look like. Only whether they did the crime.


Know how we know you've never been in a court room?
 
2014-08-01 09:05:08 PM  

LazyMedia: StopArrestingMe: Frankly, this Judge personifies Kuntucky. Typical libs always miss our intelligent women when they are looking for token women to nominate but heres a chance for someone good unlike Hilary or Warren. The Bar giveing her a low grade..typical scumbag lawyers. If anything shes a perfect 10 and the only ten I see. The fact is Barmosque [Hussein] Allahbama is destroying this country. He is letting a bunch of immigrants in and it seems only people in the south care. A line has been drawn at are border and thats for serious. if I was down there Id put a gun to these kids head and make lie on the floor. Id ask 'any last words' then shoot them like the Constitution says is allowed. Alexvadner built the Great Berlin Wall of Rome when he spotted Noahs Ark and saw him bringing all those animals across the border from Carthage, so lets do the same to stop these animals or history will repeat itself. Bodom line we rebelled against King George and now its time to do the same to Obama. Lets list the reasons hes the same as George III, first of all he charges too much taxes A. and makes me give up my guns B. and hes not from this country C., thats like 5 reasons right there. So lets throw ol Mister Bonjangles out and lets elect this judge, with her auburn hair and her folksy charm I cant help but feel shes a maverick who has what it takes. Former Mississippi state governor Haley Barbor would make a good VP or dare I say, Lou Dobbs? And if Obama doesnt leave office, WE'LL SUE! This is a matter of natoinal SECURITY. -KKK
(before you call me racist those are my initials so YOUR the racist)

This is harder than it looks. Not quite Pocket Ninja at his best, but a damned fine effort. Huzzah for you, sir. Huzzah.


I'll admit it, I'm stumped. Nearest guess I have is ships.

/good to have you here. Missed your posts.
 
2014-08-01 09:07:33 PM  
Unfortunately,

I humbly think that it will take at least 3 or 4 generations to minimize America's, as well as most of the world's racial bigotry.

So, we're talking at least 150+ years, or how ever long it may take.
 
2014-08-01 09:09:03 PM  

CheapEngineer: Friction8r: brimed03: Friction8r: brimed03: fat_free: fark that guy. Respect the court system, look like your ass didn't just get out of bed 5 minutes ago and threw on the shiattiest maybe-it's-clean/maybe-it's-not RAG next to your couch that you passed out on. In other words, look like you CARE and not like a self-entitled 'hood.  Although that would probably be too far of a fantasy.

.1/10.

Only because zero doesn't get past the Fark filters.

Why is this a troll? It isn't. Show respect for the Court, and maybe the Court shows you respect. Otherwise, quid pro quo...reap what ya sow.

The Court does not exist to give or receive respect. It exists to dispense justice based on law. Judges thinking they are little demigods and acting like martinets are part of the reason the poor get life sentences and Hollywood starlets get community service. They get caught up in the game and forget why they're there. It shouldn't-- it doesn't-- matter who the defendant is or what they look like. Only whether they did the crime.

Wholesome thought. Except that a judge can and will find a reason to hold anyone in the courtroom in contempt if you upset the judge. If you want to be defiant in court, get ya sum. It is not a place to plume like a peacock. You will lose. Not fair? Too bad.

That may be the way it *is*, but that does not make it appropriate or lawful. And playing along with the bullshiat games *supports* this kind of wholly illegal crap.

I will play along to get the hell out of that court, but you can believe once I am out of the reach of @ssholes like that I will spread the tale far and farking wide until someone straightens that shiat out.
It is my *obligation* as a citizen to stamp the fark out of crap like that when I encounter it for the common farking good. As far as I'm concerned, that's up there with voting every election, helping little old ladies across the street and stopping to help at an accident scene.

\you can stay a chickenshiat if it makes you happy
\\but my tax dollars may be involved in crap like that, and I will not let it stand, given half a chance


It's not being a chickenshiat, it's being prudent. Being Billy Badass in Court has never worked for the accused. The Judge overstepped and I hope she loses her job. That said, when you are in Court you WILL acquiesce. Afterwards, feel free to scurry about and rage against the machine all you want. Just be warned, the next Judge won't put up with posturing either.
 
2014-08-01 09:10:15 PM  

Panty Sniffer: Warlordtrooper: Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.

What part of the 1st amendment is so hard to understand?

Nothing.  It seems straight forward to me.  Then again I went to law school and practice law.  But feel free to think you can do whatever you please in the name of free speech in a courtroom.  And good luck with that.


sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
 
2014-08-01 09:10:59 PM  

Panty Sniffer: Warlordtrooper: Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.

What part of the 1st amendment is so hard to understand?

Nothing.  It seems straight forward to me.  Then again I went to law school and practice law.  But feel free to think you can do whatever you please in the name of free speech in a courtroom.  And good luck with that.


Ah - so with all your professional expertise, you are undoubtedly aware that the word "arraigned" means that this guy was coming straight from jail - and unless he had a pro lawyer or family member to bring him a change of clothes (assuming the cops would let him have it) he most likely appeared in the clothes he was arrested in, and had no choice in the matter.
But, of course, as a big, smart, honest-to-Jesus lawyer, you already know that.
 
2014-08-01 09:17:53 PM  

StopArrestingMe: Frankly, this Judge personifies Kuntucky. Typical libs always miss our intelligent women when they are looking for token women to nominate but heres a chance for someone good unlike Hilary or Warren. The Bar giveing her a low grade..typical scumbag lawyers. If anything shes a perfect 10 and the only ten I see. The fact is Barmosque [Hussein] Allahbama is destroying this country. He is letting a bunch of immigrants in and it seems only people in the south care. A line has been drawn at are border and thats for serious. if I was down there Id put a gun to these kids head and make lie on the floor. Id ask 'any last words' then shoot them like the Constitution says is allowed. Alexvadner built the Great Berlin Wall of Rome when he spotted Noahs Ark and saw him bringing all those animals across the border from Carthage, so lets do the same to stop these animals or history will repeat itself. Bodom line we rebelled against King George and now its time to do the same to Obama. Lets list the reasons hes the same as George III, first of all he charges too much taxes A. and makes me give up my guns B. and hes not from this country C., thats like 5 reasons right there. So lets throw ol Mister Bonjangles out and lets elect this judge, with her auburn hair and her folksy charm I cant help but feel shes a maverick who has what it takes. Former Mississippi state governor Haley Barbor would make a good VP or dare I say, Lou Dobbs? And if Obama doesnt leave office, WE'LL SUE! This is a matter of natoinal SECURITY. -KKK
(before you call me racist those are my initials so YOUR the racist)


I'm flummoxed, but good to see you around all the same.
 
2014-08-01 09:18:29 PM  

imapirate: And this isn't redneckville. Jefferson County is pretty progressive.


By Kentucky standards I guess.

Seriously though, people - if you want the judge to have any leniency towards you, at least try to dress up a little for court.  The more serious the charge, the better you should dress.

/If I'm ever on trial for rape and murder, I'm going to wear a tux.
//Blue Moon of Kentucky keep on shining
 
2014-08-01 09:20:51 PM  

rosebud_the_sled: And this article changes my opinion of everyone from the south in what way?


Kentucky was a Union state.

That blows my mind sometimes.
 
2014-08-01 09:22:49 PM  

This Amp Goes To 11: As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?


The alternative to electing judges is having elected politicians appoint them and we've seen how well that works out with the Supreme Court.
 
2014-08-01 09:23:04 PM  

gfid: imapirate: And this isn't redneckville. Jefferson County is pretty progressive.

By Kentucky standards I guess.

Seriously though, people - if you want the judge to have any leniency towards you, at least try to dress up a little for court.  The more serious the charge, the better you should dress.

/If I'm ever on trial for rape and murder, I'm going to wear a tux.
//Blue Moon of Kentucky keep on shining


Yeah - except that there is no reason tpo believe that he had any choice in what he wore to court. he was being arraigned.  He may or may not have been able to choose what he wore. TFA does not tell us.
 
2014-08-01 09:31:07 PM  
Conduct unbecoming of an elected official. Get out.
 
2014-08-01 09:32:01 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Jesus Tapdancing Christ, Kentucky

/is this really how you want the rest of the world to see you?


Well, it's either this or how it's depicted on Justified.
 
2014-08-01 09:34:49 PM  

jso2897: gfid: imapirate: And this isn't redneckville. Jefferson County is pretty progressive.

By Kentucky standards I guess.

Seriously though, people - if you want the judge to have any leniency towards you, at least try to dress up a little for court.  The more serious the charge, the better you should dress.

/If I'm ever on trial for rape and murder, I'm going to wear a tux.
//Blue Moon of Kentucky keep on shining

Yeah - except that there is no reason tpo believe that he had any choice in what he wore to court. he was being arraigned.  He may or may not have been able to choose what he wore. TFA does not tell us.


If it was his only shirt, he'd have been wiser to wear it inside out.
 
2014-08-01 09:36:25 PM  

CheapEngineer: Friction8r: brimed03: Friction8r: brimed03: fat_free: fark that guy. Respect the court system, look like your ass didn't just get out of bed 5 minutes ago and threw on the shiattiest maybe-it's-clean/maybe-it's-not RAG next to your couch that you passed out on. In other words, look like you CARE and not like a self-entitled 'hood.  Although that would probably be too far of a fantasy.

.1/10.

Only because zero doesn't get past the Fark filters.

Why is this a troll? It isn't. Show respect for the Court, and maybe the Court shows you respect. Otherwise, quid pro quo...reap what ya sow.

The Court does not exist to give or receive respect. It exists to dispense justice based on law. Judges thinking they are little demigods and acting like martinets are part of the reason the poor get life sentences and Hollywood starlets get community service. They get caught up in the game and forget why they're there. It shouldn't-- it doesn't-- matter who the defendant is or what they look like. Only whether they did the crime.

Wholesome thought. Except that a judge can and will find a reason to hold anyone in the courtroom in contempt if you upset the judge. If you want to be defiant in court, get ya sum. It is not a place to plume like a peacock. You will lose. Not fair? Too bad.

That may be the way it *is*, but that does not make it appropriate or lawful. And playing along with the bullshiat games *supports* this kind of wholly illegal crap.

I will play along to get the hell out of that court, but you can believe once I am out of the reach of @ssholes like that I will spread the tale far and farking wide until someone straightens that shiat out.
It is my *obligation* as a citizen to stamp the fark out of crap like that when I encounter it for the common farking good. As far as I'm concerned, that's up there with voting every election, helping little old ladies across the street and stopping to help at an accident scene.

\you can stay a chickenshiat if it makes you happy
\\but my tax dollars may be involved in crap like that, and I will not let it stand, given half a chance


And Report For Jury Duty You Cowardly F*cks.

As a private citizen that might be your only chance ever to affect the outcome of a fellow humans interaction with The Law.
 
2014-08-01 09:38:40 PM  

Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.


I don't mean to be glib, but many of these people arrive in court for arraignment hearings in the same clothes they were arrested in.... this whole "get a suit" thing is generally for later hearings or the wealthy who can have one brought to jail right away. It's not a respect or disrespect thing, that's just how the early process works in many cases.
 
2014-08-01 09:42:02 PM  
Wait, was this in Harlan County? Because you know what they say ...

i1.ytimg.com

You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive.
 
2014-08-01 09:44:45 PM  

Friction8r: jso2897: gfid: imapirate: And this isn't redneckville. Jefferson County is pretty progressive.

By Kentucky standards I guess.

Seriously though, people - if you want the judge to have any leniency towards you, at least try to dress up a little for court.  The more serious the charge, the better you should dress.

/If I'm ever on trial for rape and murder, I'm going to wear a tux.
//Blue Moon of Kentucky keep on shining

Yeah - except that there is no reason tpo believe that he had any choice in what he wore to court. he was being arraigned.  He may or may not have been able to choose what he wore. TFA does not tell us.

If it was his only shirt, he'd have been wiser to wear it inside out.


Now he was supposed to turn his shirt inside out? Why? Who was he "disrespecting"?
Even if he had worn the shirt deliberately, it's a shirt expressing admiration for the President of the United States. Of what is that "disrespectful', other than white racist sensibilities?
The only person who showed any "disrespect" in that courtroom was the judge. Looks like she's going to get her privilege checked, too.
As Nelson Muntz would say: "HA HA!"
 
2014-08-01 09:51:53 PM  

jso2897: Friction8r: jso2897: gfid: imapirate: And this isn't redneckville. Jefferson County is pretty progressive.

By Kentucky standards I guess.

Seriously though, people - if you want the judge to have any leniency towards you, at least try to dress up a little for court.  The more serious the charge, the better you should dress.

/If I'm ever on trial for rape and murder, I'm going to wear a tux.
//Blue Moon of Kentucky keep on shining

Yeah - except that there is no reason tpo believe that he had any choice in what he wore to court. he was being arraigned.  He may or may not have been able to choose what he wore. TFA does not tell us.

If it was his only shirt, he'd have been wiser to wear it inside out.

Now he was supposed to turn his shirt inside out? Why? Who was he "disrespecting"?
Even if he had worn the shirt deliberately, it's a shirt expressing admiration for the President of the United States. Of what is that "disrespectful', other than white racist sensibilities?
The only person who showed any "disrespect" in that courtroom was the judge. Looks like she's going to get her privilege checked, too.
As Nelson Muntz would say: "HA HA!"


Hope she does. She has it coming.
 
2014-08-01 09:53:40 PM  

A Fark Handle: as if that's all she's done.  she's a general piece of shiat that shouldn't be on the bench.  not very judge like to assume defendents are guilty before they walk into the courtroom.

For example, last October, McLaughlin accused defendant Wesley Taylor of being "up here selling dope to little children." That assertion - made during Taylor's arraignment on a drug possession charge - was false; he was not accused of selling drugs to anyone.

In at least four other cases, McLaughlin denied defendants the right to a public defender.


This is all a false flag operation to transfer wealth from Jefferson County to poor men of color, by giving them grounds to not only appeal but to sue the county for discrimination, denial of Constitutional rights, and false charges! She's also campaigning for judicial reform by playing her role as exaggeratedly as possible. Don't let her win, keep her on the bench and ignore her!
 
2014-08-01 09:54:31 PM  

firefly212: Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.

I don't mean to be glib, but many of these people arrive in court for arraignment hearings in the same clothes they were arrested in.... this whole "get a suit" thing is generally for later hearings or the wealthy who can have one brought to jail right away. It's not a respect or disrespect thing, that's just how the early process works in many cases.


The "He's blah, so he must have done something wrong" crowd don't want to hear that.
 
2014-08-01 09:55:14 PM  

oh_please: For example, McLaughlin told KyCIR that she denies the appointment of public defenders in most minor shoplifting cases and some other misdemeanor cases because "the resources in the public defender's office are very scarce."

Seriously, HOW IN THE FARK DOES SHE GET AWAY WITH THIS???????


So the guy's Miranda warning turned out to be a lie because of this judge? I'd think that would be enough to get the case dismissed on appeal.
 
2014-08-01 09:55:59 PM  
there's your american impartial justice system at work....wotta farce.
 
2014-08-01 10:02:35 PM  
About wearing a T-shirt to the court and some of you complaining/thinking it doesn't show "respect for the court/judge."   You are way off base!

This was an arraignment and bail hearing.   In Kentucky, the process generally flows like this:

1. You are arrested, taken to jail, printed, etc.

2.  The DA decides whether to press charges, if "yes" then

3. You are taken to the Courthouse to appear before a judge at an arraignment/bail hearing, where the DA has to inform you of the charges being filed against you.

It's not like they send people home to change clothes, or this was some hearing weeks after his arrest.

He was transported to the Court, straight from the jail in the same clothes he was wearing at the time of his arrest, just like the majority of people appearing at an arraignment in Kentucky.  It wasn't like he had a choice in the matter and I assure you that this judge encounters of people wearing T-shiats with more frequency than probably any other single type of shirt.

So if you are trying to defend her based on that fact, you may want to certainly rethink your position, because it doesn't wash.
 
2014-08-01 10:07:13 PM  
Usually when you're being arraigned, you haven't been given the opportunity to go home and get dressed for court.

/jus' saying.
 
2014-08-01 10:08:01 PM  

lawboy87: About wearing a T-shirt to the court and some of you complaining/thinking it doesn't show "respect for the court/judge."   You are way off base!

This was an arraignment and bail hearing.   In Kentucky, the process generally flows like this:

1. You are arrested, taken to jail, printed, etc.

2.  The DA decides whether to press charges, if "yes" then

3. You are taken to the Courthouse to appear before a judge at an arraignment/bail hearing, where the DA has to inform you of the charges being filed against you.

It's not like they send people home to change clothes, or this was some hearing weeks after his arrest.

He was transported to the Court, straight from the jail in the same clothes he was wearing at the time of his arrest, just like the majority of people appearing at an arraignment in Kentucky.  It wasn't like he had a choice in the matter and I assure you that this judge encounters of people wearing T-shiats with more frequency than probably any other single type of shirt.

So if you are trying to defend her based on that fact, you may want to certainly rethink your position, because it doesn't wash.


She's a white racist - and this is Farkk.com. She will be defended here.
And (of course) no one seems bothered by the fact that she characterized a shirt expressing ADMIRATION FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES as having an offensive message. Where is her courtroom - Moscow?
 
2014-08-01 10:09:59 PM  

blackhalo: Usually when you're being arraigned, you haven't been given the opportunity to go home and get dressed for court.

/jus' saying.


One guy actually suggested that the guy should have turned his shirt inside out, so Judge Klanmomma wouldn't be offended by it's message of support for the President of our country.
 
2014-08-01 10:13:10 PM  

jso2897: blackhalo: Usually when you're being arraigned, you haven't been given the opportunity to go home and get dressed for court.

/jus' saying.

One guy actually suggested that the guy should have turned his shirt inside out, so Judge Klanmomma wouldn't be offended by it's message of support for the President of our country.


Thank you for that acknowledgement, and welcome to Fark!
 
2014-08-01 10:13:17 PM  

jso2897: lawboy87: About wearing a T-shirt to the court and some of you complaining/thinking it doesn't show "respect for the court/judge."   You are way off base!

This was an arraignment and bail hearing.   In Kentucky, the process generally flows like this:

1. You are arrested, taken to jail, printed, etc.

2.  The DA decides whether to press charges, if "yes" then

3. You are taken to the Courthouse to appear before a judge at an arraignment/bail hearing, where the DA has to inform you of the charges being filed against you.

It's not like they send people home to change clothes, or this was some hearing weeks after his arrest.

He was transported to the Court, straight from the jail in the same clothes he was wearing at the time of his arrest, just like the majority of people appearing at an arraignment in Kentucky.  It wasn't like he had a choice in the matter and I assure you that this judge encounters of people wearing T-shiats with more frequency than probably any other single type of shirt.

So if you are trying to defend her based on that fact, you may want to certainly rethink your position, because it doesn't wash.

She's a white racist - and this is Farkk.com. She will be defended here.
And (of course) no one seems bothered by the fact that she characterized a shirt expressing ADMIRATION FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES as having an offensive message. Where is her courtroom - Moscow?


Actually it's fark.com where people argue over everything.  And defend multiple sides of everything. Sounds like humans to me.

By the way, are you including the farkers who are denouncing her and people who support her even vaguely, in your blanket statement that fark defends her?
 
2014-08-01 10:14:53 PM  

Friction8r: jso2897: blackhalo: Usually when you're being arraigned, you haven't been given the opportunity to go home and get dressed for court.

/jus' saying.

One guy actually suggested that the guy should have turned his shirt inside out, so Judge Klanmomma wouldn't be offended by it's message of support for the President of our country.

Thank you for that acknowledgement, and welcome to Fark!


My favorite:
i18.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-01 10:22:08 PM  
She was fired from Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney's office back in 2004 when she was a prosecutor. She grabbed and berated a juror after a trial that didn't go her way. http://orig.courier-journal.com/localnews/2004/01/15ky/wir-front-pros0 115-8052.html (Note: She was using her maiden name in 2004.)
 
2014-08-01 10:23:34 PM  

cwolf20: jso2897: lawboy87: About wearing a T-shirt to the court and some of you complaining/thinking it doesn't show "respect for the court/judge."   You are way off base!

This was an arraignment and bail hearing.   In Kentucky, the process generally flows like this:

1. You are arrested, taken to jail, printed, etc.

2.  The DA decides whether to press charges, if "yes" then

3. You are taken to the Courthouse to appear before a judge at an arraignment/bail hearing, where the DA has to inform you of the charges being filed against you.

It's not like they send people home to change clothes, or this was some hearing weeks after his arrest.

He was transported to the Court, straight from the jail in the same clothes he was wearing at the time of his arrest, just like the majority of people appearing at an arraignment in Kentucky.  It wasn't like he had a choice in the matter and I assure you that this judge encounters of people wearing T-shiats with more frequency than probably any other single type of shirt.

So if you are trying to defend her based on that fact, you may want to certainly rethink your position, because it doesn't wash.

She's a white racist - and this is Farkk.com. She will be defended here.
And (of course) no one seems bothered by the fact that she characterized a shirt expressing ADMIRATION FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES as having an offensive message. Where is her courtroom - Moscow?

Actually it's fark.com where people argue over everything.  And defend multiple sides of everything. Sounds like humans to me.

By the way, are you including the farkers who are denouncing her and people who support her even vaguely, in your blanket statement that fark defends her?


I didn't say that "Fark" defends anything, or anybody. I did say that there are certain things and people that can be safely predicted to garner some support here. That does not mean (nor did I intend to imply) that the majority, or everybody, agrees. There is no "Fark Hivemind" - but there are certain factions that can be pretty much counted on to weigh in on certain issues from certain positions.
Whenever a white person in a position of authority does something racist to a black person, and it results in a thread here, no matter how egregious the act was, some here will either defend it, or failing that, attack the victim as they did here. Say the victim somehow "asked for it".
Not all. Not many. But some.
 
2014-08-01 10:26:04 PM  

jso2897: UncomfortableSilence: For all the T-shirt comments, the guy may not have had a lot of options, may not have owned what we'd consider court apparel.  Just sayin' it's possible.

The guy was being arraigned. That means he came straight from jail - quite likely in the clothes he was arrested in.
But,hey - we have to find some fault with the guy - I mean, he's blah, and got arrested, so he must be a bad person.


Came here to say this.  Any indication that a person's attire or political leanings would have any effect the judges ruling in a matter of law is unacceptable. Period.

The worst part is that our whole system relies on people putting aside their preconceptions or biases and making rational decisions base on objective evidence, unfortunately some people simply lack that ability.  It's more than unfortunate when that person is also deciding how long you stay in a cage.


.
 
2014-08-01 10:30:07 PM  
Should of dressed up for da judge.
lib.store.yahoo.net
 
2014-08-01 10:31:45 PM  

Bondith: brimed03: Panty Sniffer: capn' fun: Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.

I invite you to visit your local district court any morning that general session is being held. T-shirts and tube tops are the rule, rather than the exception.

I invite you to visit Cook County, IL and see how far wearing a tee-shirt gets you.  I really do not know about KY as I am not licensed there or have any desire to go there.  Perhaps some jurisdictions demand more decorum than others.

So the Cook County judiciary is so touchy and un-self-confident that a poor person's fashion faux pas takes precedence over justice.

Noted. Thanks.

You should see what they wear once they get into the jail.

/Pop.  Six.  Squish.  Uh-uh.  Cicero.  Lipschitz.


HE HAD IT COMING!
 
2014-08-01 11:20:08 PM  

oh_please: A Fark Handle: as if that's all she's done.  she's a general piece of shiat that shouldn't be on the bench.  not very judge like to assume defendents are guilty before they walk into the courtroom.

For example, last October, McLaughlin accused defendant Wesley Taylor of being "up here selling dope to little children." That assertion - made during Taylor's arraignment on a drug possession charge - was false; he was not accused of selling drugs to anyone.

In at least four other cases, McLaughlin denied defendants the right to a public defender.

Holy farking shiat...I read the entire article with my mouth wide open and a WTF?  expression on my face the entire time.

In another instance, defendant Shawn Litteral appeared in front of McLaughlin without an attorney in May on a $7 shoplifting charge. McLaughlin was required by Kentucky law to ask Litteral specific questions to gauge his ability for self-representation. However, she asked none of those questions, proceeded with the trial, declared Litteral guilty and sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail.

For example, Ralph Weaver had not yet been appointed legal counsel during his arraignment on drunken-driving and marijuana possession charges last year. When the prosecutor asked him if he had any prior DUIs in Indiana, Weaver replied that he did, though none were listed on his record.
At this point, McLaughlin increased Weaver's charge to second-offense DUI, which carries stiffer penalties.

For example, McLaughlin told KyCIR that she denies the appointment of public defenders in most minor shoplifting cases and some other misdemeanor cases because "the resources in the public defender's office are very scarce."

Seriously, HOW IN THE FARK DOES SHE GET AWAY WITH THIS???????


as i said, she's a worthless sack of shiat that's one of the many reasons that justice in this country is farked up beyond recognition.
 
2014-08-01 11:21:17 PM  
The people get who they vote for.  Or as is sometimes the case, the people get who they deserve.
 
2014-08-01 11:24:44 PM  
So where/when does not liking Obama or drug dealers become racist. There are no real substantiation here only implications and ☆*☆《boom》*☆* racist.
 
2014-08-02 12:04:55 AM  

Panty Sniffer: I invite you to visit Cook County, IL and see how far wearing a tee-shirt gets you.  I really do not know about KY as I am not licensed there or have any desire to go there.  Perhaps some jurisdictions demand more decorum than others.


You think the Chicago PD lets you go home and get a clean outfit before you see the judge?

This was an arraignment, meaning he hasn't had a chance to post bail yet. His clothing options are pretty much whatever he was arrested in 72 hours earlier.
 
2014-08-02 12:06:12 AM  
FTA:

she told them that her low ratings were the result of the Louisville Bar Association - which conducted the survey - being stacked with defense attorneys who "just declared war on a tough judge."

Right. It has absolutely nothing at all with you being a racist asshole.
 
2014-08-02 12:11:50 AM  

jso2897: cwolf20: jso2897: lawboy87: About wearing a T-shirt to the court and some of you complaining/thinking it doesn't show "respect for the court/judge."   You are way off base!

This was an arraignment and bail hearing.   In Kentucky, the process generally flows like this:

1. You are arrested, taken to jail, printed, etc.

2.  The DA decides whether to press charges, if "yes" then

3. You are taken to the Courthouse to appear before a judge at an arraignment/bail hearing, where the DA has to inform you of the charges being filed against you.

It's not like they send people home to change clothes, or this was some hearing weeks after his arrest.

He was transported to the Court, straight from the jail in the same clothes he was wearing at the time of his arrest, just like the majority of people appearing at an arraignment in Kentucky.  It wasn't like he had a choice in the matter and I assure you that this judge encounters of people wearing T-shiats with more frequency than probably any other single type of shirt.

So if you are trying to defend her based on that fact, you may want to certainly rethink your position, because it doesn't wash.

She's a white racist - and this is Farkk.com. She will be defended here.
And (of course) no one seems bothered by the fact that she characterized a shirt expressing ADMIRATION FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES as having an offensive message. Where is her courtroom - Moscow?

Actually it's fark.com where people argue over everything.  And defend multiple sides of everything. Sounds like humans to me.

By the way, are you including the farkers who are denouncing her and people who support her even vaguely, in your blanket statement that fark defends her?

I didn't say that "Fark" defends anything, or anybody. I did say that there are certain things and people that can be safely predicted to garner some support here. That does not mean (nor did I intend to imply) that the majority, or everybody, agrees. There is no "Fark Hivemind" - but there are certain factions that can be pretty much counted on to weigh in on certain issues from certain positions.
Whenever a white person in a position of authority does something racist to a black person, and it results in a thread here, no matter how egregious the act was, some here will either defend it, or failing that, attack the victim as they did here. Say the victim somehow "asked for it".
Not all. Not many. But some.


This is true. They are called trolls. Usually you can ignore them. Or, if you feel like playing, you can engage them in a spirited argument about how trolly they are being.
 
2014-08-02 12:23:45 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Sin_City_Superhero: "On the charge of being uppity, the court finds you GUILTY! May God have mercy on your soul."

I'm so glad for my Irish ancestry because I'll never be guilty of being uppity while dark.

Seriously, though... what kind of 3rd-world, backward-ass country are we living in when a judge can do this and not be arrested? Why is her ass not in a cell, awaiting trial?


She needs to go to the same prison with all the black men she put there.
 
2014-08-02 12:25:18 AM  

fnordfocus: Panty Sniffer: I invite you to visit Cook County, IL and see how far wearing a tee-shirt gets you.  I really do not know about KY as I am not licensed there or have any desire to go there.  Perhaps some jurisdictions demand more decorum than others.

You think the Chicago PD lets you go home and get a clean outfit before you see the judge?

This was an arraignment, meaning he hasn't had a chance to post bail yet. His clothing options are pretty much whatever he was arrested in 72 hours earlier.


Dude should have worn his getting arrested clothes.  Duh.
 
2014-08-02 12:28:38 AM  

StopArrestingMe: Frankly, this Judge personifies Kuntucky. Typical libs always miss our intelligent women when they are looking for token women to nominate but heres a chance for someone good unlike Hilary or Warren. The Bar giveing her a low grade..typical scumbag lawyers. If anything shes a perfect 10 and the only ten I see. The fact is Barmosque [Hussein] Allahbama is destroying this country. He is letting a bunch of immigrants in and it seems only people in the south care. A line has been drawn at are border and thats for serious. if I was down there Id put a gun to these kids head and make lie on the floor. Id ask 'any last words' then shoot them like the Constitution says is allowed. Alexvadner built the Great Berlin Wall of Rome when he spotted Noahs Ark and saw him bringing all those animals across the border from Carthage, so lets do the same to stop these animals or history will repeat itself. Bodom line we rebelled against King George and now its time to do the same to Obama. Lets list the reasons hes the same as George III, first of all he charges too much taxes A. and makes me give up my guns B. and hes not from this country C., thats like 5 reasons right there. So lets throw ol Mister Bonjangles out and lets elect this judge, with her auburn hair and her folksy charm I cant help but feel shes a maverick who has what it takes. Former Mississippi state governor Haley Barbor would make a good VP or dare I say, Lou Dobbs? And if Obama doesnt leave office, WE'LL SUE! This is a matter of natoinal SECURITY. -KKK
(before you call me racist those are my initials so YOUR the racist)


He lives!
 
2014-08-02 12:29:08 AM  
I don't get it. Lerner, Obama, Holder, all corrupt, racist, and you applaud.... someone else corrupt, and it is bad?
 
2014-08-02 12:38:28 AM  

A Fark Handle: as if that's all she's done.  she's a general piece of shiat that shouldn't be on the bench.  not very judge like to assume defendents are guilty before they walk into the courtroom.

For example, last October, McLaughlin accused defendant Wesley Taylor of being "up here selling dope to little children." That assertion - made during Taylor's arraignment on a drug possession charge - was false; he was not accused of selling drugs to anyone.

In at least four other cases, McLaughlin denied defendants the right to a public defender.


Why is she not disbarred?
 
2014-08-02 12:41:53 AM  

Panty Sniffer: I invite you to visit Cook County, IL and see how far wearing a tee-shirt gets you.  I really do not know about KY as I am not licensed there or have any desire to go there.  Perhaps some jurisdictions demand more decorum than others.


Been there, done that. Twice very recently. I saw t-shirts, jeans, pajamas and much inbetween. The judge wasn't fazed one bit. At no point did anyone's attire warrant mention nor did the judge's attitude seem to change based on clothing. I saw people's behavior make a difference but clothing didn't matter at all.
 
2014-08-02 01:01:13 AM  

This Amp Goes To 11: As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?


In our state, the judges (except the local judges) are appointed.  Then when the election comes up, you vote to retain them or not.  Sad part is, once they're in they can pretty much be a POS and get by with it.  I guess it's a way at least.
 
2014-08-02 01:14:47 AM  
Kentucky?!?

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-02 01:21:52 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: A Fark Handle: as if that's all she's done.  she's a general piece of shiat that shouldn't be on the bench.  not very judge like to assume defendents are guilty before they walk into the courtroom.

For example, last October, McLaughlin accused defendant Wesley Taylor of being "up here selling dope to little children." That assertion - made during Taylor's arraignment on a drug possession charge - was false; he was not accused of selling drugs to anyone.

In at least four other cases, McLaughlin denied defendants the right to a public defender.

Why is she not disbarred?


she should be...
 
2014-08-02 01:24:09 AM  

SuperNinjaToad: ecmoRandomNumbers: Sin_City_Superhero: "On the charge of being uppity, the court finds you GUILTY! May God have mercy on your soul."

I'm so glad for my Irish ancestry because I'll never be guilty of being uppity while dark.

Seriously, though... what kind of 3rd-world, backward-ass country are we living in when a judge can do this and not be arrested? Why is her ass not in a cell, awaiting trial?

She needs to go to the same prison with all the black men she put there.


I think I downloaded that pr0n the other day...
 
2014-08-02 01:51:36 AM  

lawboy87: About wearing a T-shirt to the court and some of you complaining/thinking it doesn't show "respect for the court/judge."   You are way off base!

This was an arraignment and bail hearing.   In Kentucky, the process generally flows like this:

1. You are arrested, taken to jail, printed, etc.

2.  The DA decides whether to press charges, if "yes" then

3. You are taken to the Courthouse to appear before a judge at an arraignment/bail hearing, where the DA has to inform you of the charges being filed against you.

It's not like they send people home to change clothes, or this was some hearing weeks after his arrest.

He was transported to the Court, straight from the jail in the same clothes he was wearing at the time of his arrest, just like the majority of people appearing at an arraignment in Kentucky.  It wasn't like he had a choice in the matter and I assure you that this judge encounters of people wearing T-shiats with more frequency than probably any other single type of shirt.

So if you are trying to defend her based on that fact, you may want to certainly rethink your position, because it doesn't wash.


whoah there sonny,

It's a fair point that maybe that's the shirt he was wearing when he was arrested and if it was, so be it.  Other people in this thread have already pointed that out.

I made a comment about not dressing appropriately for court, but I was in no way defending the judge's attitude towards the content of the guy's shirt.    I've only ever been to court for traffic tickets and jury duty, but I know how to dress.  Okay, so I wore shorts and a t-shirt to jury duty, but the t-shirt wasn't making a political statement and I wasn't the one on trial.  And I probably didn't wear a t-shirt.  I just don't remember if I did or not.

It's not about "showing respect" for the court.  It's about making the court believe you're taking this shiat seriously.  Judges have a long history of laying the smackdown on people who they don't think are taking them seriously.
 
2014-08-02 06:33:44 AM  

I'm an Egyptian!: LazyMedia: StopArrestingMe: Frankly, this Judge personifies Kuntucky. Typical libs always miss our intelligent women when they are looking for token women to nominate but heres a chance for someone good unlike Hilary or Warren. The Bar giveing her a low grade..typical scumbag lawyers. If anything shes a perfect 10 and the only ten I see. The fact is Barmosque [Hussein] Allahbama is destroying this country. He is letting a bunch of immigrants in and it seems only people in the south care. A line has been drawn at are border and thats for serious. if I was down there Id put a gun to these kids head and make lie on the floor. Id ask 'any last words' then shoot them like the Constitution says is allowed. Alexvadner built the Great Berlin Wall of Rome when he spotted Noahs Ark and saw him bringing all those animals across the border from Carthage, so lets do the same to stop these animals or history will repeat itself. Bodom line we rebelled against King George and now its time to do the same to Obama. Lets list the reasons hes the same as George III, first of all he charges too much taxes A. and makes me give up my guns B. and hes not from this country C., thats like 5 reasons right there. So lets throw ol Mister Bonjangles out and lets elect this judge, with her auburn hair and her folksy charm I cant help but feel shes a maverick who has what it takes. Former Mississippi state governor Haley Barbor would make a good VP or dare I say, Lou Dobbs? And if Obama doesnt leave office, WE'LL SUE! This is a matter of natoinal SECURITY. -KKK
(before you call me racist those are my initials so YOUR the racist)

This is harder than it looks. Not quite Pocket Ninja at his best, but a damned fine effort. Huzzah for you, sir. Huzzah.

I'll admit it, I'm stumped. Nearest guess I have is ships.

/good to have you here. Missed your posts.


I don't get it either. I see the clues, but I just can't see the solution. It's like doing a crossword in Tagalog. Are we so out of practice that the Farkers who get it have forgotten the courtesy of bolding the hidden words?
 
2014-08-02 06:48:44 AM  
I know it was said once before here, but here's a quote from another article.

WTF???

McLaughlin became a district court judge in 2011. Prior to that, she was an assistant in the Commonwealth Attorney's Office for five years. She was fired in 2004 for grabbing and berating a juror after an acquittal in a case she had prosecuted, according to media reports.
 
2014-08-02 08:06:40 AM  
I guess none of you that are complaining about his t-shirt know what an arraignment hearing is?
 
2014-08-02 09:37:05 AM  
mediad.publicbroadcasting.net
"Wife and Mom to one terrific kid?" Is his name Oedipus?
 
2014-08-02 09:46:24 AM  

Shaggy_C: If you wear a t-shirt to court, you're pretty much admitting guilt.


QFT

Go to the Dollar Store and buy a shirt w/buttons (or at least a collar). Yeah, it'll take 5 bucks of your dope money but it'll be well spent.
 
2014-08-02 10:04:06 AM  

John Buck 41: Shaggy_C: If you wear a t-shirt to court, you're pretty much admitting guilt.

QFT

Go to the Dollar Store and buy a shirt w/buttons (or at least a collar). Yeah, it'll take 5 bucks of your dope money but it'll be well spent.


forums.euw.leagueoflegends.com
 
2014-08-02 10:04:25 AM  

brimed03: the country you grew up in would never have elected a black president


Technically, this country still hasn't.
 
2014-08-02 10:32:04 AM  

CheapEngineer: John Buck 41: Shaggy_C: If you wear a t-shirt to court, you're pretty much admitting guilt.

QFT

Go to the Dollar Store and buy a shirt w/buttons (or at least a collar). Yeah, it'll take 5 bucks of your dope money but it'll be well spent.

[forums.euw.leagueoflegends.com image 500x392]


Yeah, I posted that before being schooled on the whole 'arraignment coming straight from jail' thing. But as another Farker said, he could've turned the shirt inside out. Whatever, he's an animal abuser. Fu*k him.
 
2014-08-02 10:49:59 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Wait, was this in Harlan County? Because you know what they say ...


There are no neutrals there? You'll either be a union man, or a thug for J.H.Blair.

\Tell me, which side are you on?
 
2014-08-02 11:56:20 AM  

StopArrestingMe: Frankly, this Judge personifies Kuntucky. Typical libs always miss our intelligent women when they are looking for token women to nominate but heres a chance for someone good unlike Hilary or Warren. The Bar giveing her a low grade..typical scumbag lawyers. If anything shes a perfect 10 and the only ten I see. The fact is Barmosque [Hussein] Allahbama is destroying this country. He is letting a bunch of immigrants in and it seems only people in the south care. A line has been drawn at are border and thats for serious. if I was down there Id put a gun to these kids head and make lie on the floor. Id ask 'any last words' then shoot them like the Constitution says is allowed. Alexvadner built the Great Berlin Wall of Rome when he spotted Noahs Ark and saw him bringing all those animals across the border from Carthage, so lets do the same to stop these animals or history will repeat itself. Bodom line we rebelled against King George and now its time to do the same to Obama. Lets list the reasons hes the same as George III, first of all he charges too much taxes A. and makes me give up my guns B. and hes not from this country C., thats like 5 reasons right there. So lets throw ol Mister Bonjangles out and lets elect this judge, with her auburn hair and her folksy charm I cant help but feel shes a maverick who has what it takes. Former Mississippi state governor Haley Barbor would make a good VP or dare I say, Lou Dobbs? And if Obama doesnt leave office, WE'LL SUE! This is a matter of natoinal SECURITY. -KKK
(before you call me racist those are my initials so YOUR the racist)


Really?  Noone else?

Louisiana State should be in there I think, but can't find it.
 
2014-08-02 11:56:27 AM  

rosebud_the_sled: And this article changes my opinion of everyone from the south in what way?


And we give a shiat about your opinion in what way?
 
2014-08-02 01:19:38 PM  

telejester: rosebud_the_sled: And this article changes my opinion of everyone from the south in what way?

And we give a shiat about your opinion in what way?


Is there anyone more defensive than a southerner? Apparently not.
 
2014-08-02 01:30:12 PM  

fnordfocus: Panty Sniffer: I invite you to visit Cook County, IL and see how far wearing a tee-shirt gets you.  I really do not know about KY as I am not licensed there or have any desire to go there.  Perhaps some jurisdictions demand more decorum than others.

You think the Chicago PD lets you go home and get a clean outfit before you see the judge?

This was an arraignment, meaning he hasn't had a chance to post bail yet. His clothing options are pretty much whatever he was arrested in 72 hours earlier.


I am a court clerk in a mid-sized west coast city. We had a judge's meeting a couple weeks ago, and one of the judge's who generally works at one of our other locations popped in to see my judge. He was appalled that people were wearing their hats in the courtroom; actually went up to several & demanded they remove their hats. First, it was before court, my judge was in chambers. Second, my judge couldn't give a rodent's posterior if someone keeps their hat on, even when their case is called.

He does hate cell phones ringing & gave a cop a hard time after court the other day for using chew while in court. I hadn't noticed, but the judge did. I doubt that cop will make that mistake again.
 
2014-08-02 02:29:49 PM  

Panty Sniffer: Warlordtrooper: Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.

What part of the 1st amendment is so hard to understand?

Nothing.  It seems straight forward to me.  Then again I went to law school and practice law.  But feel free to think you can do whatever you please in the name of free speech in a courtroom.  And good luck with that.


Why are so many people in this thread trying like hell to make excuses for this racist b*tch? Seriously, what is your issue?
What in the f*cking f*ck does anyone's t-shirt have to do with how a judge handles their business in a court of law?
If the defendant comes in wearing a f*cking purple tutu and knee socks, it shouldn't matter. There is no excuse imaginable
for how this woman, who was put in a position where she would be in control of people's lives, acted. NONE.

F*ck a t-shirt. She has to go.
 
2014-08-02 02:29:58 PM  

John Buck 41: CheapEngineer: John Buck 41: Shaggy_C: If you wear a t-shirt to court, you're pretty much admitting guilt.

QFT

Go to the Dollar Store and buy a shirt w/buttons (or at least a collar). Yeah, it'll take 5 bucks of your dope money but it'll be well spent.

[forums.euw.leagueoflegends.com image 500x392]

Yeah, I posted that before being schooled on the whole 'arraignment coming straight from jail' thing. But as another Farker said, he could've turned the shirt inside out. Whatever, he's an animal abuser. Fu*k him.


And why exactly should he have turned the shirt inside out?

It's not like the shirt said "fark THE JUDGE!" on it or something of that nature.  A political campaign shirt is hardly offensive.
 
2014-08-02 03:20:36 PM  
Since this thread seems to be full of lawyers and wannabes, can anyone explain why I got a notice to serve on a jury for September 4th 2015? Do counties plan juries ahead a year+? Or did some clerk screw up the date? Obviously I will call Monday morning to straighten this out, but until then, I'm curious.
 
2014-08-02 04:09:46 PM  

LazyMedia: This Amp Goes To 11: As a Canadian, the fact that judges are elected in the United States blows my mind. What's the point of having an independent judiciary if judges are just as vulnerable to popular politics whims as the politicians whose decisions they are supposed to scrutinize?

Shut up, hoser, that's what the point is. If we want Canada's opinion on something, we'll send a bunch of draft dodgers up there to get it. Go kiss the Queen's butt and be quiet around a REAL free country.

/GOD. Two things I can't stand. Intolerance, and Canadians.


That's good, you'll never find one.

You'd be surprised at how many farkers are Canadian.
 
2014-08-02 04:31:21 PM  

Shaggy_C: You all act like schools, roads, and police are necessities in society!! WAAAHHH!!!!

 
2014-08-02 05:37:54 PM  
Over the years, one of the sentences that had been etched into my mind as I frequented Fark:
"The justice you can afford."
 
2014-08-02 05:41:57 PM  

Thunderpipes: I don't get it. Lerner, Obama, Holder, all corrupt, racist, and you applaud.... someone else corrupt, and it is bad?


Because it's Kentucky?
 
2014-08-02 05:44:46 PM  
Not a single Flip Wilson reference?

Fark, I am disappoint.
 
2014-08-02 05:48:25 PM  

John Buck 41: telejester: rosebud_the_sled: And this article changes my opinion of everyone from the south in what way?

And we give a shiat about your opinion in what way?

Is there anyone more defensive than a southerner? Apparently not.


Shh.. according to Fox news for Tennessee all the immigrant children were spam dropped into Tennessee and will show up on my porch and everyone else's porch to eat the fried fresh catfish from a lake that's too far for me to drive to and the hushpuppies I make every night.

I was told that since I don't make them I must be a liberal who scarfs catfish and hushpuppies down at a feeding trough inside an all you can eat buffet while a minimum wage worker licks my feet in exchange for tips.  

I didn't get a response after I told the poster I'm a republican Tennessean who clicked a facebook link accidentally despite avoiding Fox as if were the plague. and decided to comment on Fox's stereotype about my southern cooking skills. 

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/07/28/feds-secretly-dump-hundred s- illegal-immigrants-in-tennessee/
 
2014-08-03 07:20:28 AM  

John Buck 41: Shaggy_C: If you wear a t-shirt to court, you're pretty much admitting guilt.

QFT

Go to the Dollar Store and buy a shirt w/buttons (or at least a collar). Yeah, it'll take 5 bucks of your dope money but it'll be well spent.


As indicated earlier, many of these guys show up for hearings in the same clothes they were arrested in... Jail doesn't really give you a "go to the dollar store" option, that's not how that works.
 
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