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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 ...


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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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