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Florida teen gets 30 days in jail for insult to Miami judge
New York Daily News ^

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 Soto, who had been laughing and smiling through the hearing, chuckled at the question.

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To: cripplecreek

“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?


21 posted on 02/05/2013 5:00:26 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SMGFan

"Dude! Like, chill!"

22 posted on 02/05/2013 5:02:47 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: SMGFan
The judge asked about her assets, probing into how much her jewelry was worth

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.

23 posted on 02/05/2013 5:07:00 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: driftdiver
I thought they were thieves?

Well I was the paint room foreman and almost my entire crew were convicts working out of halfway houses and one was a car thief.

The car thief worked late with me one night and I was giving him a ride back to the halfway house. The exit of the factory was across from a Ford Dealership and he noticed the keys hanging out of the door of a new pickup from better than 200 feet. LOL
24 posted on 02/05/2013 5:10:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: vet7279

I agree.

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.

26 posted on 02/05/2013 5:11:29 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: TigersEye

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.

27 posted on 02/05/2013 5:15:18 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: cripplecreek
And it wasn't up to the judge to make that judgement in a case that had absolutely nothing to do with alcohol. She was just being an arrogant bitch.

I will not even begin to argue that point due to other experience I have had.

28 posted on 02/05/2013 5:16:14 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Does she do that for a living?

29 posted on 02/05/2013 5:16:42 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: SMGFan

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.

30 posted on 02/05/2013 5:18:45 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at
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To: Uncle Miltie
I guess if you want to stage a protest about the state of our government in general when you're in front of a judge for drug possession you're free to do so. You shouldn't have any complaints about the consequences though. It definitely helps to be high as a kite when you do it too.

That little puta is a hero of the revolucion!

31 posted on 02/05/2013 5:22:39 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: krb
The judge is a punk and the system is wasteful and corrupt.

What's new?

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.

32 posted on 02/05/2013 5:26:00 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: cripplecreek

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.

33 posted on 02/05/2013 5:33:11 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: driftdiver; cripplecreek

That’s right. It’s us sheetrockers are the drunks!


34 posted on 02/05/2013 5:39:47 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

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.

35 posted on 02/05/2013 5:44:40 PM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: SMGFan

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$$

36 posted on 02/05/2013 5:46:59 PM PST by elder5
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To: US_MilitaryRules

To: US_MilitaryRules

In case you’re wondering, at least one of us got it.

37 posted on 02/05/2013 5:50:31 PM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: cripplecreek
I simply can't believe the posts on this thread. After your post, I have to read all the way down to #11 before someone else posts something sensible.

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.

38 posted on 02/05/2013 5:55:33 PM PST by FredZarguna (Use it as you will. I Could NOT care less.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I’m sure it’ll make the judge feel better about himself that he has the power to FORCE someone to apologize.

39 posted on 02/05/2013 6:20:45 PM PST by Terry Mross (Who long before America is no more?)
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To: cripplecreek
In this case the judge certainly didn’t do or say anything to earn the girl’s disrespect.

I don't know about that. The girl was originally fined $5,000, then the judge says "bye-bye" like the little condescending prick he is, and she responded "adios!" and walked away. At that point, he called her back and tacked on another $5,000. For what? For saying "adios"? That was what she was pissed off about. The judge seemed like an a-hole to me.
40 posted on 02/05/2013 6:35:27 PM PST by fr_freak
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