Skip to comments.Florida teen gets 30 days in jail for insult to Miami judge
Posted on 02/05/2013 4:25:35 PM PST by SMGFan
A cranky Florida teenager, upset over getting arrested for drug possession, lashed out at a Miami judge during her bond hearing Monday, flipping him the bird and earning a 30-day sentence for contempt in the process. Penelope Soto, who had been arrested for having Xanax and was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, was brought before Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat on Monday. The stern jurist asked the 18-year-old Soto, who was wearing an orange jail jumpsuit, about her assets, probing into how much her jewelry was worth, according to NBCMiami.com. Soto, who had been laughing and smiling through the hearing, chuckled at the question.
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“When I told her I worked as a painter in a factory she told me that all painters are drunks”
I thought they were thieves?
Ya ever seen the inside of a courthouse in today's America?
They have more cash registers than a super walmart..
Too bad we all don't have the power of government judges, who can throw a tantrum and put people in cages for a month at a time because some young kid flipped um off.
The judge must be a real petty punk, or someone the other kids picked on in school.
She obviously had never been taught to respect any authority. She will probably not be mouthing off quite as much once she is in jail for 30 days.
People don’t respect a law so thick with offenses that everyone is guilty, so arbitrarily applied, and generally asinine. I’m sick of the whole lot.
I will not even begin to argue that point due to other experience I have had.
Does she do that for a living?
My sympathies lie with the judge. There are a lot of stupid people out there who neither understand nor appreciate that they are in trouble, and the judge before them will determine how much trouble they are in.
A lot of them act like animals in front of the judge, playing with themselves, laughing, ignoring the judge and trying to converse with their friends in the gallery, throwing things, cursing, spitting, getting violent, threatening people, and the list just goes on and on.
It is no surprise that judges get very crusty about it.
So now this party girl will get 30 days, and when she comes back she had better be extra respectful or she will get another 30.
That little puta is a hero of the revolucion!
This will cost the tax payers tens of thousand for this stupid incident just so the judge can beat his chest and not look stupid during his tax paid lunch.
Back when I was a teenager (telegraph was still the main form of e-comm) my old daddy was a Hale County Deputy Sheriff.
If I had been busted for something, my old daddy would have been standing right next to me there before the court, and he would have been on a personal level with that judge.
If I had even thought about extending my middle finger at that man behind the bench, I would have been spitting Chiclets darn fast.
Ahhhh, the good old days.
That’s right. It’s us sheetrockers are the drunks!
She was acting like a little snot, and had the opportunity to save herself. Instead, she decided to insult the judge’s intelligence during the part where she was disclosing her assets, then she stepped over the line by cussing out the judge. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Filthy little skank. She got off lucky, If she were back at duh club and she tried that some homie would have put a cap in her a$$
In case you’re wondering, at least one of us got it.
On FRee Republic.
This isn't a cop or some other LEO who's abusing his authority beating on a suspect or carrying out an illegal search. This is a judge presiding over a bail hearing where there's no need for confrontation. All she has to do is be polite for 15 seconds and she can't even manage it. The woman is showing contempt for the court; it's clearly criminal contempt, and that means contempt for the people of Florida.
I’m sure it’ll make the judge feel better about himself that he has the power to FORCE someone to apologize.
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