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?
Confabulat: Do these racist morans realize Obama is still the legally elected President of the United States?I'm not sure they understand this concept at all.
fusillade762: But the Supreme Court told me racism was over in America?
ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm so glad for my Irish ancestry because I'll never be guilty of being uppity while dark.
Shaggy_C: If you wear a t-shirt to court, you're pretty much admitting guilt.
bdub77: Human piece of garbage.
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.
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.
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.
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 shiningYeah - 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.
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?
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.
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.
Panty Sniffer: While I am not defending the judge, wearing a tee-shirt in court shows zero respect for the court.
Pointy Tail of Satan: F35 so called fighter jets
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.
GleeUnit: I generally prefer my judges impartial, non-partisan, and concerned only with the objective interpretation of the the law as it specifically pertains to the matter currently before their court, but I guess I'm just old-fashioned like that.
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