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(The Raw Story)   Conservative Kentucky judge says black defendant wearing Obama t-shirt is "lucky to get out of her courtroom alive"   (rawstory.com) divider line 198
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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  
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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.)
 
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