Skip to comments.Judge calls out T-shirt wearers during animal abuse hearing
Posted on 03/13/2012 10:42:35 AM PDT by SmithL
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From the comments at the link, it's obvious that some people have no understanding of courtroom decorum, or the authority of the judge within his courtroom.
He can’t do enough to this waste of human breath to punish him for what he did to that dog.
Thank-you your honor! :)=^..^=
I say an eye for an eye in this dirtbag’s case
This guy Harrel needs to be put away.
As for the judge, good for him. I don’t know about other places, but you show up to a court in Houston in a T-shirt or shorts, your going to wind up in jail. Judges here don’t tolerate disrespect.
Judge should focus on his job, not what the women are doing. What a moron.
Thank you for what?
If this is a bench trial such objections would seem superfluous, but you don’t want spectators in the court room politicking a jury with slogans.
What a sick nut. It is seldom “just a dog” that is in danger of being hurt by such sick nuts. Given that even if jailed he will be out on the street again with nothing but a few more grudges in a few years, getting him into a mental hospital might be a better idea.
I thought he threw the book at the animal abuser. I read it again. GOOD GRIEF I WAS WRONG!!!!
He was focusing on his job. The defendant should not be able to argue that a conviction was based upon any information not entered into evidence. Allowing the T-shirts would have given the perp a basis for appeal which the judge has now denied him.
Did I miss where government employees became royalty instead of public servants?
This may well be a good judge. I dunno. But considering the total lack of respect his profession deserves thanks to the liberal wing running wild and abusing authority ( and the decent judges standing silent while it happens) they do not legally have, I’m not shocked people think he NEEDS a reminder.
So sorry I had not read the article in full and overlooked the news report about the horrible details of that poor dog. You would think that court judge would simply have COMMON SENSE.
Hope he gets put in the can with Bubba who IS a dog lover. Yorks are such sweet puppies.
If found guilty, this sub-human swine should be jailed for a long, long time. Clearly this type of behavior indicates he is a sociopath who can’t be trusted to walk free in society.
Today, a little dog. Tomorrow, your daughter.
I simply take what I had said back. Your honor, you fell down on your job and did not do what NEEDED to be done.
The T-shirts don’t talk.... How did that influence the judge?
This dog’s horrible death should be a “red flag” warning that if the perp can harn an animal, can a human and in a special way, a child be next.
Attorneys are not allowed to wear ties that say guilty or not guilty (there are ties with tiny repeating words) during trials, this makes sense.
But then - the courts are about law, not justice. I believe in the law until it interferes with justice. Those women were not yelling or otherwise disrupting the court. They just wore the T-shirts. Justice is meted out in the alley.
The judge already said the perp was in counselling. It sounds to me like he’s already making excuses for the poor fellow. It sounds to me like the Judge probably abuses animals himself.
Could be somebody far gone on meth, but another possibility is “Excrement” that had been treated as such when little.
Or it could be a public servant with a cool head and reason.
it is the precident.
so spectators wearing bloody t-shirts or bloody pictures to influence a jury would be equally wrong.
it is still communication.
So? THey are also required to listen to the case and make up their own minds.
You probably never have any experience in a court room...its the judges territory, he sets any rules he wants. Proper decorum and dress is under his orders...He is the judge and absolute under the law it is his rules that must be obeyed or you go to jail for contempt of court...
That offends me, Cupp said. You dont need to tell me to get justice. Thats what this courtroom is for, he said.
Was there a jury in that courtroom in this specific situation? I think not. THe judge’s ego was ‘offended’...because he’s a baby.
Wait. Don’t think there are jurors at a hearing.
Well, then. Just hang the son of a bich.
If you don't believe me, all you have to do is look at her replies on this thread and how she will respond to this post.
I will repeat what you do not understand...the judge is in charge of all things that go on in his court. Period...he also has the power to toss a lawyer in jail for comptempt of court if they refuse his orders...grow up. People have been jailed for contempt and they stay in jail until they do as the judge says....reporters have spent months in jail for refusing to give a source in a trial. Read and learn, its not a matter of what you personally think should be done, but what the judge orders to be done....if you don’t like it tough luck to you. Shirts with saying on them can influence a jury, big no no. JUdge doesn’t need a bunch of nit wits trying to influence him. That is what sayings on T shirts do or they wouldn’t be wearing them. Answer me if you choose, but I will not be answering you, ignorance cannot be debated...
Poor you...you still don’t get it. The judge was offended ONLY because he thought the people were trying to tell him what he should do. A more intelligent Judge would simply ignore them.
I must of won some pretty good arguments with you? What you write here is pure slander and lies. I LOATHE PETA And HSUS! Idiot.
The judge is a power hungry a$$hole.
Of all the comments on this thread, yours was the best.
Sorry but they were protesting in his court room and that is wrong. They should have let him provide the justice and not been there making a display of themselves for political points.
They showed disrespect to the court and those in attendance.
I understand that they were protesting a monster, but inside the court room or the court house is not the place for such things. The judge was right since they were disrespecting the setting.
If you remember the Charlie Manson case he stood up during the case and showed the jury a news paper that said “Nixon says Manson guilty”. They had to question each juror to see if this influenced them in any way or the case could have been thrown out.
The courtroom is no place for signs or protests. Take that out to the lawn of the courthouse.
When did you turn 26?
oops, meant that for someone else...cute bunny
The public audience is not, and should not be, a participant in the trial. They should absolutely be prevented from having signs, t-shirts, or anything that lobbies for one side or the other. The judge was exactly right that it is the job of the court, not the gallery.
Most court rooms have dress codes. Making a spectacle of yourself....won't go over well, in most court rooms.
You of course have your agenda....which is well known here on FR.
I suspect if I wore a "I LOVE OBAMA" t-shirt...at Obama's perjury trial...you wouldn't have a problem with it.
Actually, the judge was correct.
AND he wanted justice for the puppy.
Had this dude been found guilty then his lawyer said that there was influence on the jury, the slime may have walked free.
This judge may not have stated it correctly but he was right to disallow the t-shirts.
You would think that court judge would simply have COMMON SENSE.I think he showed extraordinary common sense. What would you have done differently?