I kinda disagree with him upping her fine for saying “adios”. He more or less started it by saying “bye-bye”, making it sound a bit fun and friendly.
She was obviously disrespectful to not only the judge, but he entire justice system. I think she’ll take things a little more seriously now.
You go Judge!
I’d bet on her next appearance, she still will not have gotten the message.
I’m with hcmom, saying “bye-bye” after he was chastising her on not being serious and teller her to sell her things, is showing attitude on his part. His attitude also diminishes the justice system.
I don’t know. Maybe it’s just that I lived in South Texas where we all spoke Tex-Mex.
I mean, if he can say “bye-bye”, why can’t she say “adios”? Was that word REALLY so bad that it deserved tacking on 5000 dollars to her bail?
And yeah, flipping off the judge is bad. But 30 days in jail? For that? No wonder the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world.
Trouble is, what is she actually in court for? She’s obviously broken the law somehow, so should give the judge complete respect, no matter how he talks to her. Is it her first, second, third offence? Furthermore, being in contempt of court is another charge against her, so he should be within his rights to increase her sentence as necessary. At least the law in the US can be taken a damn sight more seriously than here in the UK…
I remain unimpressed with the judge’s behavior.
she’s being charged with 26 counts of felony possession of drugs. She could have been given a bond on each count but the state attorney is heard off camera saying to “ror” or release on recognizance for the remaining with having a bond for the first count.
I have a feeling something happened besides her saying adios that we can’t see on the camera and that’s why she got called back. I do find her behavior from the start to be rather immature and thought she was possibly on something but she was booked 9 hour prior to the hearing so I doubt she was still on any drugs at this point. Unfortunately being in court almost every week (and this is one of the court houses i go to!) this doesn’t even phase me, people down here have little respect and you’d be amazed by what people think is appropriate to wear to court. I need to start a “people of Miami court” website
Wow. 26? No wonder he asked if she was on something.
Thanks for the feedback, hb.
I THINK what I hear being said is that she’s being charged for each individual Xanax she was in possession of.
What a stupid little twit! She doesn’t have a shred of respect for the decorum of the court. She’ll be back I’m certain.
I don’t care I LIKE that girl!!
The judge reminds me of a comedian named Foster Brooks.
Good old Foster Brooks. I merember him well.
I understand respect. I’m all for it. I’d love to live in a more respectful society.
But again: “adios” means “goodbye”. It’s not slang. It’s Spanish. Why was this wrong?
As for flipping off the judge: I don’t like it. I don’t think it’s respectful. I think there should be consequences. But 30 days in jail? She wasn’t given 30 days because she disrupted the decorum of the court. She was given 30 days in jail because the judge was personally offended. His feelings were hurt, so he used his power to order her put in jail for 30 days.
The extra 5,000 dollars added to her bail was NOT added because she broke a law, or even for her being “disrespectful”, as “adios” is not disrespect. The judge did it because HE COULD, not because it was “right.”
See, I’m against people being needlessly disrespectful and offensive, but I’m even MORE against abuse of power, and what I see here is a person using their personal power to slap down somebody who offended them.