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Miami Judge Smacks Down Teen After She Gave Him The Finger In Court
TBI ^ | 2-6-2013 | Abby Rogers

Posted on 02/06/2013 6:58:24 AM PST by blam

Miami Judge Smacks Down Teen After She Gave Him The Finger In Court

Abby Rogers
February 6,2013

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A Miami teen's bad attitude got her 30 days behind bars after the judge decided he wasn't going to put up with it.

Penelope Soto, 18, was in Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat's bond court Monday on charges of possessing Xanax, Local 10 reported Monday.

Rodriguez-Chomat was prepared to let her off on a $5,000 bond when the giggling girl made the mistake of sarcastically saying "Adios" before flitting away from the bench, NBC Miami reported Tuesday.

But the judge wasn't having her sarcastic attitude and upped her bail to $10,000.

"Are you serious?" Soto asked, to which Rodriguez-Chomat replied that he was, adding "Adios."

"[Expletive] you," Soto said, raising her middle finger as she walked out of court, according to NBC Miami.

Rodriguez-Chomat then called the girl back again, charged her with contempt of court, and sentenced her to 30 days behind bars.

(click to the site to see the video)

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: court; drugs; judge; smartalex

1 posted on 02/06/2013 6:58:34 AM PST by blam
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To: blam
Good for the Judge,it is about time someone stands up to these thugs..
2 posted on 02/06/2013 7:02:55 AM PST by PLD
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To: blam

Actions have consequences and this young lady has found that out. Perhaps mama should have taught her that before now.


3 posted on 02/06/2013 7:04:36 AM PST by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: blam

Several years ago, I had a friend who was arrested for a bar fight. He got an attorney and a plea deal was arranged, fine and probation. The judge told him, “I understand that you were angry with the other guy and you hit him but why did you continue to hit him”. My friends reply was, “he was still twitching your honor”. Two weeks in the county lock up for that remark.


4 posted on 02/06/2013 7:05:18 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: blam

How does a guy get a hyphen? Anyway, good for him! That purple streak in her hair tells me a lot.

Good example of the “you’re the greatest in the world at everything you do sweetie” upbringing.


5 posted on 02/06/2013 7:06:43 AM PST by albie
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To: blam

We need MORE judges like this!


6 posted on 02/06/2013 7:07:09 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: blam

What happens when youts are taught to have high (but unearned) self esteem. Also, she obviously has impulse control issues as well as being dumb as a stump. She should get 30 days for being a dumbass if for nothing else.


7 posted on 02/06/2013 7:09:26 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: albie

Unsafe sex?


8 posted on 02/06/2013 7:10:32 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: albie

The judge was right on target with the way he handled her insolence. The judge’s heavy accent made him difficult to understand, at least for me.


9 posted on 02/06/2013 7:12:38 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: blam

10 posted on 02/06/2013 7:13:52 AM PST by bigbob
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To: blam

as long as she had due process and was found guilty of doing that I guess


11 posted on 02/06/2013 7:14:17 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Graybeard58

Years ago my best friends older brother was arrested for being in a bar fight and when the police searched him they found a little .25 caliber Saturday Night Special hidden in his boot.

When posting bail the judge asked him about the gun and so the story goes my friends brother replied “I didn’t even think to use it your Honor.” To which the judge replied something like “You didn’t want to kill him then?” His reply was “It’s a .25, all it would do is give me an advantage with the fist fight that followed.”

Judge went from $1k to $10k becasue of his smart-ass answer.


12 posted on 02/06/2013 7:16:45 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: blam

Wow, I think she was high despite her denial.


13 posted on 02/06/2013 7:17:26 AM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: bigbob

Authoritay!


14 posted on 02/06/2013 7:17:34 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: blam

She is an idiot, but I found the ruling to be excessive.


15 posted on 02/06/2013 7:19:20 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: albie

My guess is that he married some power lawyer or politician before he was anointed judge. He took her name and she took his so that they could share the glory. He found the girl guilty of direct civil contempt. Judges are totally in control in their own courtrooms. If he had sentenced her to more he might have been overruled by his admin judge but 30 days is reasonable. We’ve had judges here kick people out of court for wearing shower shoes and even an American flag jackets. I was found in direct contempt once because in arguing my client’s case, I kept interrupting the other lawyer. After two or three times I was fined $25.00. I consider it a badge of honor - sort of like fouling out in basketball - if it doesn’t happen at least once, you’re not playing hard enough. But other than that, the judge represents the entire rule of law and even if I don’t respect the person who is the judge, I always stand when he/she enters the room. Same with priests.


16 posted on 02/06/2013 7:19:32 AM PST by Mercat (Never laugh at live dragons)
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To: blam

He looks like the owner of Jurrassic Park.


17 posted on 02/06/2013 7:20:07 AM PST by albie
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To: T-Bird45

There is an old story making its rounds in DC in the 70’s. Seems some superfly type had been arrested for pandering. He showed up in court completely dressed for the role including the hat with feather and white suit. Judge on a bench hearing fined him $300. Superfly made a grand gesture of pulling a wad of bills out of his pocket and tossing three bengamins up onto the judges bench. The judge raked them in as if he was in Vegas and then said to him, now reach into your other pocket and pull out 30 days.


18 posted on 02/06/2013 7:20:07 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Marie Antoinette

after watching the video, I agree - if she wasn’t on something she’s got a future as an actress.


19 posted on 02/06/2013 7:21:31 AM PST by bigbob
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To: albie
You’re right. She’s old enough to have learned THIS lesson long ago.

Her mouth wrote a check her a^% couldn’t cash!!

Too late to be learning basics like this!

It’s pretty typical though. I meet a lot of young folks who think smart mouth = smart.

NOT!

I always wonder where they grew up. When I was a youngster and in MY neighborhood, you'd get your clock cleanded daily if you mouthed off whenever you felt like it and to whomever you wanted. It was tough ... but it was a polite neighborhood. As a matter of fact, no one felt sorry for the jerk who was always getting stomped on for that kind of loudmouth, smart a@& stuff... everyone else knew this idiot was not smart enough to figure out that it didn’t work!

20 posted on 02/06/2013 7:21:55 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: blam

LOL! It’s one of those things you wish you could have seen! I like the photo...I can just hear the offended little princess squealing in horror at being held accountable for her behavior!

I seriously think that one of the reasons a lot of teenagers get into trouble like this is that they honestly don’t take their actions or anybody else’s very seriously. It’s all a game, and they’ve never been made to consider the consequences of their actions.


21 posted on 02/06/2013 7:28:36 AM PST by livius
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To: albie
How does a guy get a hyphen?

Easy. One of my coworkers was hyphenated. His mother never changed her name when she married, so when the kids came along they were given both names.

22 posted on 02/06/2013 7:30:56 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: trailboss800

consequences ping

Peace


23 posted on 02/06/2013 7:32:28 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Marie Antoinette

>>Wow, I think she was high despite her denial.

The strange hair petting made me wonder about that. She seemed whacked out on something. Maybe just nerves?

He seemed rather casual with her as well...”Bye bye”?


24 posted on 02/06/2013 7:33:57 AM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: blam

Adios!


25 posted on 02/06/2013 7:34:51 AM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: blam

that’s hilarious


26 posted on 02/06/2013 7:46:48 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: blam
What's that old rule again?

When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!

27 posted on 02/06/2013 7:47:59 AM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: blam

Wiped that giggle right off of her face.

lol


28 posted on 02/06/2013 7:47:59 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: blam

One of the tidbits of knowledge my father left me was that there are two types of people one should not argue with or insult as it does no good and can lead to much bad. A cop and a judge.


29 posted on 02/06/2013 7:55:22 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: T-Bird45

I didn’t think the judge’s accent was particularly heavy, however, I have watched many episodes of “I Love Lucy” in my life. This judge’s accent reminds me of Ricky Ricardo.


30 posted on 02/06/2013 7:57:32 AM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: blam

With that mouth, bet she could suck a golf ball thru a garden hose. Just sayin.


31 posted on 02/06/2013 8:01:56 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: SandyInSeattle; albie

Taking the maternal and paternal name is quite common in latin culture.

How exactly they move that along to the next generation I’m not sure. I think the maternal name is dropped, but I’m not certain.


32 posted on 02/06/2013 8:05:21 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: blam
after watchin' the vid....
I wonder, If she had the gumption to say anything
else after being sentenced the 30 days.. :-)
I'm wondering if her (frm.) Employer shall be any more "understanding"....

33 posted on 02/06/2013 8:06:46 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: blam

It’s his court room. She was taking it as a joke and looked high. She could not answer the question about her jewelry. He may have thought by saying Adios was being disrespectful and very well could have been. She was playing him. He knew it and she knew it. Her poor little me little girl act backfired. Her tactic of being hispanic and the judge being hispanic did not work. Good lesson for her to learn responsibility and being a mature adult instead of a manipulative brat.

A piece of advice. Judges don’t like that. They want the facts.


34 posted on 02/06/2013 8:07:01 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: blam

Good news, for a change!


35 posted on 02/06/2013 8:13:47 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: ruesrose

Actions have consequences and this young lady has found that out.

&&&
This guttersnipe is no lady.


36 posted on 02/06/2013 8:16:01 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

She is an idiot, but I found the ruling to be excessive.


I agree. Contempt punishments should be to compel proper courtroom behavior (consequences stop when the bad behavior stops or required behavior starts), and not as punishment for dissing the judge.

I think the judge is the one with the self-esteem issues.


37 posted on 02/06/2013 9:16:43 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Tyranny -> Genocide)
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To: blam
At least she didn't say:

Adios, MoFo.

So she had that going for her./sarc

38 posted on 02/06/2013 12:54:19 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: Beelzebubba

Throwing F bombs at the Judge is proper courtroom behavior?


39 posted on 02/06/2013 1:20:51 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Throwing F bombs at the Judge is proper courtroom behavior?


No, but a month of taxpayer-funded lodging isn’t the proper response.

Toss her into the clink until she’s ready to offer a sincere apology.


40 posted on 02/06/2013 4:08:34 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Tyranny -> Genocide)
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