Teen Gives Judge the Finger- Goes to Jail!

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Teen Gives Judge the Finger- Goes to Jail!
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Thu, 02-07-2013 - 12:06pm

Eighteen-year-old Penelope Soto was arrested for drug possession and, after making snotty remarks to the judge, got slapped with a $10,000 fine. Not having learned her lesson, Soto then made an obscene gesture to the judge, who found her in contempt and sentenced her to 30 days in county jail.

http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50715775#50715775

That judge wasn't messing around!  What do you think of his sentence?  Too harsh or not?

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sun, 02-10-2013 - 5:08pm
When I was a kid I remember watching Scared Straight (whatever happened to that show, ha).. Those officers in the face of young adults and telling them what to do, How to behave, when they could pee... Who knows if that girl will commit a crime again or if she learned her lesson but that judge was a good one, And I bet he's a good dad too.

 


 


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Registered: 09-01-2002
Sat, 02-09-2013 - 9:36am

That girl was probably shocked that she got the 30 day sentence!  When criminals don't respect our lawmakers, what next?  There's nothing next.  This girl will go on to commit other crimes, but she will respect the next judge she's before.

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 2:22pm

I'm with everyone else here.  Hopefully it will teach her a lesson in respect and a little humility.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Thu, 02-07-2013 - 4:29pm

Good for the judge. I can't imagine any teen I know standing before a judge and not having the humility to behave him/herself (or at least faking it). That girl has no manners, no class and probably not much upstairs.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 02-07-2013 - 12:58pm

I saw this on the today show yesterday, Serves her right, Maybe the brat will learn..  Oh wait, she's 18 and she's an adult, she should know better by now!