The Radish wrote: RolandDeschain wrote:
Stephen SeaHawking wrote:This country sure has got its priorities straight.
Bah, we all had the same crap happen to us as kids by our parents. You're doing something your parents tell you not to, and you decide to mouth off, and out comes the "That's it - in the timeout chair, NOW!"
He's a child who has yet to grow up, and I am with the judge on this one.
Never happened that way at my house. Mouthing off to a parent was very likely to get your face slapped at the least.
Many now a days think everyone should respect them not the other way around. Especially the ones that are to young to have earned any.
You all had better learn in a court of law the judge's law is supreme and her laws apply not some aged 30, acting 10 year old who thinks the world revolves around them.
IMHO, This has everything to do with the judge feeling shown up. I don't think what Chad did was bad at all - it was only after the reaction of the courtroom did she decide that he was being disrespectful. SHE ASKED HIM to thank / acknowledge the job that his lawyer did. He patted the guy on the butt and said, good job. She should feel embarrassed. I know there's a minor conflict of generations here in this discussion, but I really think it's pretty clear it's the judge that's WAAAAAY out of line.
I went into watching it, thinking I was going to see Chad do something really stupid, cheesing it up for the audience and cameras, and NONE of that happened. He didn't look around for reaction, or anything. He just acknowledged the guy, the same way he's done it thousands of times in his life. She didn't react right away, either. Again, only after the courtroom laughed. Watch the tape. It's all there.