Abuse of Judicial powerSubmitted by jlee2027 on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 19:14
I don't respect how this young lady acted. She's 18 years old, no record per the video and busted for possession of XANAX, a prescription drug. So a minor charge. Maybe (probably) she's high. Now, she looks Hispanic to me. Very nervous so she giggles a lot, can't answer questions and after her hearing she says Adios to the Judge. Just because she said goodbye in her native language, she is called back and her bond is doubled. So, provoked she flips off the Judge and is jailed for contempt for 30 days. Now the Judge has a real attitude problem calling her back twice to punish her. Teenagers do things like this, and a proper Judge would have let "Adios" go.
How many constitutional rights were violated?
1) Her financial assets are none of the courts business. That's why the Judge dropped that question.
2) Bond/Fine/Whatever it was - set at $5,000. You need a new hearing to reset it. You can't change it because they said Adios to you. This is abuse of power.
3) A criminal charge by the Constitution, requires a trial by a jury of your peers before conviction, sentence, and jail. Why didn't she get that? This again is abuse of power.
Tyranny in full force. God help us all if this is the future.