Skip to comments.WOMAN GETS 30 DAYS IN JAIL FOR TEXTING IN COURT ( ANOTHER BLACKROBED AROGANT AUTOCRAT )
Posted on 04/29/2009 1:32:14 AM PDT by Robert Drobot
A Utah mother of four small children has been jailed on a judge's order that she serve 30 days behind bars for allegedly sending a text message while she was watching a court proceeding....According to Jackson's report the incident happened....about a month ago, but his daughter-in-law was summoned to court only yesterday and ordered immediately to jail....Susan Henwood allegedly sent a text message, an action that didn't affect the hearing, its participants, or the judge, but later was reported to him by a member of the court staff, according to Jackson.
(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...
Are you allowed to take notes on a PDA? Is it the typing that’s an offense or the transmitting?
Obviously the judge agreed with us...lol. I do have a right to a sound-free environment in a court room....what a stupid thing to say. Do you actually read what you write???
What's funny is these are probably the SAME freepers (the ones complaining about people texting) that go bonkers when the government tries to take away their right to smoke at a restaurant.
You want your sound-free environment? You dark theater? I want my smoke free environment. You can't have it both ways.
Seems to me that there is such a thing a decorum in court.
It also seems to me that there is such a thing as "texting" in every court - after all, what else is the court stenographer actually doing? If nothing in the hearing was classified, and if the judge didn't know about the incident until he was told, it looks like "no harm, no foul" would have been the correct (non) call.
Judges and their court officers go nuts when they hear a cell phone ring during the calendar call and daily proceedings.
Some thick-headed lawyers are arrogant enough to not even turn off their phones, though most do.
Still, I’ve never seen anyone incarcerated for it. They usually get yelled at and ordered to leave the courtroom.
All phones and pagers will be turned off during the proceedings, is a common instruction given to those entering a courtroom. I suspect theres more to this story than we’re being told.
If your phone makes noise when you are texting, you need to reset your preferences or get a better phone.
“But I agree with his decision to enforce the rules of his court. Its disrespectful to the court.”
Thirty days imprisonment for writing on an electronic device is disrespectful to mankind...disrespect for this arrogant tyrants court is patriotic.
Did you actually read what the judge said?
“She was summoned to court where Henriod ordered her immediately to jail for 30 days, responding to a request for bail with the condition that would be allowed only if her husband paid a $70,000 judgment stemming from the civil dispute, Jackson reported.”
He would give bail only if they agreed to pay a judgment. Anyone else pulled this and it would be called extortion.
There are very clear signs in court rooms.
My brother is a lawyer and he will not even take his phone in the court room. He witnessed a lawyer get a hefty fine and tongue lashing for having an single beep call alert be heard by a judge.
But, 30 days? That is heavy handed unless she got uppity at the hearing.
I agree. People convicted of DUI and shoplifting usually receive less jail time and cause FAR more harm to society. The most the woman should have received is a small fine. The Judge is acting as a tyrant.
Any lawyers out there to verify?
Sadly, society is hopelessly ADDICTED to their tech toys.
And they expect us to respect courts and the justice system? BS. I hold the entire justice/Law enforcement system in contempt.
He would give bail only if they agreed to pay a judgment.
He should exchange places with the woman immediately
Considering the who the judge is, agreeing with him doesn't put you in good company. And YOU don't have a right to a sound-free environment in a courtroom because YOU have no power to make everyone else shut up. It's the judges call, not yours. And my comment was based on your comment which went well beyond the courtroom. Maybe you should go back and read your own post.
Should have been six months. I am sick and tired of cell phones being EVERYWHERE. You cant go anywhere without hearing a conversation from people yapping on the phone and the texting is insane. You can hear those keys going a mile a minute and dont get me started on the driving while texting....
You were complaining about cell phones being EVERYWHERE, not just court. You must be one of those "if I don't want one, you can't have one" types.
You must be one of those “if I don’t want one, you can’t have one” types.
Not at all. I have 2 cell phones. One for work and one personal, but I am courteous and don’t use it in the stores or while driving. I would not even dream of using it in a courtroom. I don’t know why you are upset over my post. I did a rant that every FREEPER does from time to time and maybe it was over the top but it was still just a rant.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.