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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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