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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.
 
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