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
click here to read article
Everybody deserves to see a big sign.
Suppose she had been taking notes with a pen and paper? 5 months in the slammer?
I have no problems. It is the numbnuts texting in the movies. If they are dumb enough to text at a movie that they paid to see, they can't figure out the phone options.
Then feel free to walk into your nearest courtroom and text away. Do it. I dare you.
ROTFLMAO. That was an awesome last line. I loved it.
Who said we can't have a little fun???
I wouldn't quite call a courtroom a public environment the same way a city sidewalk is. I'm not saying this judge didn't have the right to do this. But I will say that, based on the info in the story, the judge is an oppressive SOB. Throwing someone in jail for 30 days for texting in court is void of any common sense. Especially doing it weeks after the fact. I wonder how many guilty thugs also came thru his courtroom and left with something less than 30 days? Who do you want walking the streets, a texter or thief?
This is my Blackberry. There are many like it but this one is mine. My Blackberry is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my Blackberry is useless. Without my Blackberry I am useless.
It is silent on my phone, but it is a touch screen.
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 it would be allowed only if her husband paid a $70,000 judgment stemming from the civil dispute, Jackson reported.It had nothing to do with disturbing court proceedings. The judge was looking for an excuse, ANY excuse, to extort her husband into paying money. The judge should go to jail.
You can see their blue screens in the dark theatre and it interupts the movie experience.
Far after the 'incident', which the judge wasn't even aware of, he summons a mother of 4 young kids to his courtroom and immediately sentences her to a month in jail...for texting! This is judicial tyranny.
If anyone bothers to read the full story, this same judge gave a female teacher that had sex with a 16-year-old student - numerous times - probation.
This judge needs to be thoroughly investigated by his superiors and/or the people who put him on the bench. This is an outrage. You can rant about cell phones and texting all day long but this was a ridiculously minor infraction of whatever the courtroom decorum rules may have been in force at the time. 30 days for texting? After the fact? For a young mother of four?
Unless there is something we're not being told, which is always possible, this is an unacceptable abuse of power by a judge with no sense of proportion. The offer to release the woman on bail if her husband paid a $70,000. settlement is also highly suspicious and gives the appearance of judicial blackmail on the behalf of a plaintiff. Not good.
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.