Published On: Thu, Oct 7th, 2010

Idiots: Woman sent to jail over shirt and Lawyer locked up over Pledge

Imagine attending a friend’s court case, yes…one of those friends, and you can’t decide what to wear. After all, it’s not your day in court. Then you decide on the most obnoxious shirt you own, possibly to send a message to “The Man”…well, we have proof it can happen.

From Chicago: “A  judge sent a woman to jail for two days this week, after the woman came to court wearing a T-shirt with a snarky slogan featuring a crude word for the female anatomy.  Associate Judge Helen Rozenberg held Jennifer LaPenta, who was attending a hearing in a friend’s case, in contempt of court for wearing a T-shirt that read: “I have the p***y, so I make the rules.”

When LaPenta was asked by the Judge if her shirt was appropriate her response was:  that it would have been inappropriate if she had been the defendant.

In case you were wondering how America degraded to its current state, just remember Ms. LaPenta.

Attorney Danny Lampley is seen in an undated photo provided by the Lee County, Miss., Sheriff’s Department. Chancery Judge Talmadge Littlejohn jailed Oxford attorney Danny Lampley for several hours Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in court. After Lampley spent about five hours in the county jail Wednesday, the judge let him go free. Lampley, 49, was released so that he could represent another client, the judge said in a later order.

Meanwhile in Mississippi, a lawyer expresses his freedom of speech by refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Attorney Danny Lampley proclaimed “I don’t have to say it because I’m an American.”

Uh ok?!?!

Lampley has refused before and asked to step outside while everyone else swears in to the country, but this time Lampley’s protest landed him in jail for five hours.

Have you ever thought that you nodded off and woke up in an alternate reality? I feel like Buck Rogers watching a bunch of knuckleheads act like morons and mock our court system.

We have enough problems that we shouldn’t have to censor clothing for court or have grandstanding attorneys battling judges over the Pledge.

We have the luxury of exorcising our free speech, just not always the common sense to know how to wield such power.

The motto in Spider-Man is “With great power comes great responsibility”.

I just never thought this would be so difficult for so many people.

Lord help us.




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