I am not saying its all generational - I agree there are messed up people of all ages. I think the ratio is off in the younger generations.
Well I think most kids are disrespectful, regardless of what generation they grew up in. The thing is, a lot of people hit a certain age where they drop the disrespect because they figure out it just doesn't work any more in the real world. You may be right that there is a larger percentage of disrespectful kids compared to the "Leave it to Beaver" generation.
I can't say I disagree with your comment about our judicial system, however I learned at a young age that it must be respected. I can't stand most cops, because most of them are on power trips. I don't have a lot of interaction with our court system, so I don't feel comfortable on whether this is a normal thing or not.
That's what I meant too. Obviously there's a time and a place to question authority, and her timing was way off. I wouldn't question a cop while he was ticketing me either, but if he doesn't follow procedure during the ticketing/arrest, people should call them out about it at the public level. Look at what's going on in LA now. With the amount of corruption in our judicial system, how can one not question these guys moral compass just a little bit?
The video in question took place in court where you agreed a judge should not be disrespected. I am just curious what you believe would have been an appropriate response? What I saw took place was originally the judge was going to go 5k and was disrespected once so he moved to 10k as a way of punishment and since he was disrespected again, more money did not seem to do it, so he threw 30 days onto it. Now, I am not sure what the girl did as I only watched the video, but the same legal system we just talked about will probably reduce this sentence and/or make it part of the final punishment. I think people forget that just because that is what the court says today, does not mean she is out after a week of good behavior because of overcrowded jails.
As I stated earlier, in my opinion, no one was purposely disrespectful until the judge flippantly told her "byebye" and waved her off. She simply stated "Adios". Maybe her intent was to be a smartass, but I didn't see it that way. She honestly looked to me like she was under the influence of something, and as someone who has never had any priors or arrest, probably did not understand the severity of the situation she was in. I can't imagine many 18 year olds that really understand or comprehend the amount of respect a judge demands, rightfully or wrongfully. In no way am I trying to absolve the girls behavior, but the judges actions just seemed excessive. I posted a link to a video where a local public defender even questioned the judge after the girl left the room. Typically, contempt of court is warned before action is taken. In this case that never happened. What should have happened, is after she exhibited whatever behavior the judge deemed to be disrespectful (flipping hair, talking about her jewelry, saying Adios, etc.), he should have warned her that she would be held in contempt of court if her actions continued. A public defender should have been appointed who could have then advised her of how she should be displaying herself, and then she should have been sentenced to the $5,000 bail. I seriously doubt we would be talking about this if that's the way things would have went down.