Originally Posted by backstop13
honestly, I've never been to court, but I don't think judges deserve all this "respect" bestowed upon them. I've always been one to think that respect is something earned. I'm sure dealing with people like her all day, every day is a giant pain in the ass, but it's easy for me to disagree with 30 days for contempt, especially after watching that video several times. She was being a fucking moron no doubt, but I don't think she was being disrespectful towards the judge until he got shitty with her and said "bye bye".
I'm not saying what she did was smart. 30 days in jail for a curse word just seems excessive to me that's all. I guess what I'm getting at is I'm smart enough that if I was put in that position, I would never disrespect the guy because it's just not worth the trouble. I'm just saying that 30 days in jail for flipping the bird seems like an abuse of power. I could see adding another fine on top instead of jail time. Just my opinion dude.
Right on and I see what your saying. I just, myself, don't see 30 days as excessive for that kind of behavior.
She didn't just curse, she cursed at the judge.
I guess I've just been in court too many time and understand the attitude judges have and the respect they demand. The only worse thing you could do besides cursing at a judge would be physical. I've been called up and embarrassed for having a cap on, and I ain't talking gangsta style.
Judges have attitudes and they aren't always, and don't have to be, fair.
A buddy of mine got a 2 day deal for contempt. I don't remember the exact reason but it was nothing even close to telling a judge to fuck off. And you're right, I think he was warned.
In any event I was laughing my ass off when at the judge. He couldn't believe what he heard......'did you just tell me to fuck off'