Why I want to reclaim the C-word for myselfJudge tells man 'you're a bit of a cunt yourself' as she jails him for vile racist insults
Yet he looks such a lovely fella.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-37195836Judge's 'LOL' as he jails online boaster who ducked sentence
- 1 hour ago
- From the sectionGlasgow & West Scotland
A man who avoided prison after being convicted of a street attack has been jailed for refusing to perform unpaid work, then boasting about it online.
David Newlands, 24, was given 150 hours community service for punching a vulnerable man in Glasgow last year.
He refused to perform the unpaid work and was twice given another chance.
Judge Norman Ritchie jailed Newlands for nine months after hearing he posted on Facebook: "I'm out bro, easy." The judge added: "As they say, LOL."
Newlands, who is currently serving an eight-month sentence for assault and breach of the peace, will serve the latest sentence when his current sentence ends.
Newlands was among eight people who ended up in court after Mr Miller, an innocent man who has learning difficulties, was called "a beast" and chased until he threw himself out of a flat window.
During that hearing at the High Court in Glasgow in January, judge Ritchie described the group as "a pack of animals".
Newlands, from Glasgow, was given a community sentence but refused to carry out unpaid work.
The court heard that he later posted on Facebook: "A got a high court conviction n they never sent me eh jail instead gave me a community order ..told them to stick it...so got sent back to court n what do they dae?
"The judge says mr Newlands I would refer to you as an idiot..n then what does he dae? He geez me it again...probation am no dayn it simple!!!"
After being returned to court, Newlands admitted breaching the order.
Judge Ritchie told him: "It's always interesting to see a different view on sentencing as in 'I'm out bro easy.' As they say lol."
The judge added: "I gave you two chances. You didn't take the chances. I hope you don't think I'm doing this out of anger. In truth it enlivened what was otherwise a dull day."
https://www.yahoo.com/news/defense-lawyers-pants-catch-fire-during-trial-miami-145025890.htmlTrial by fire: Lawyer's pants set ablaze during arson case
The Associated Pres
Associated PressMarch 9, 2017
MIAMI (AP) — A Miami defense attorney is feeling the heat after his pants caught fire Wednesday after he told jurors during arguments in an arson case that his client's car spontaneously combusted and wasn't intentionally set.
As he started speaking to the jury, Stephen Gutierrez, 28, said he noticed his pocket began to feel hot.
"When I checked my pocket, I noticed that the heat was coming from a small e-cigarette battery I had in my pocket," Gutierrez told The Associated Press via email on Thursday afternoon. He said he had two to three of the batteries in his right pocket.
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/2m4lhIE ) reported Gutierrez was arguing that his client's car spontaneously combusted and wasn't intentionally set on fire.
Gutierrez said he quickly left the courtroom and went to a courthouse bathroom.
"I was able to toss the battery in water after it singed my pocket open," he said.
Gutierrez said the incident was not staged. "No one thinks that a battery left in their pocket is somehow going to 'explode,'" he wrote.
The lawyer ran out of the courtroom and the judge also had the jurors taken to the jury room.
When Gutierrez returned to the courtroom unharmed, he insisted it wasn't a staged defense gone wrong. Later in the day his client, Claudy Charles, 48, was convicted of second-degree arson.
Prosecutors and the Miami-Dade police are investigating the incident. Investigators seized frayed e-cigarette batteries as evidence.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman also could decide to hold Gutierrez in contempt of court.
Gutierrez told the AP that he researched e-cigarette batteries and learned that they can be "extremely dangerous."
"The dangers of these devices, and accessories, have led me to quit using e-cigarette products," he wrote. "At the end of the day, all of these stories and incidents involve real people in real situations. I hope we do not forget that."
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com
https://www.derrynow.com/news/derry-man-head-butted-himself-court-told/32904Derry man head-butted himself: court told
16:30 Wednesday 17th of June 2015
A Derry man who smashed a window “head-butted his own reflection”, Derry Magistrates Court heard today.
The court was told Gerard McGaughey, of Rosskeen Park, was drunk when he committed the offence in a city centre bar on May 2, causing over £500 of damage.
The court was told he could not remember what happened.
“The whole sorry incident is captured on CCTV,” defence solicitor Seamus Quigley told the court.
“The prosecution suggest he turned around and was almost spooked by his own reflection in the door.
“If the prosecution theory is correct, he may be fortunate that he is not charged with attempted assault.”
McGaughey pleaded guilty to criminal damage and was ordered to pay £548.40 compensation to the bar and was given a two year conditional discharge.
SOURCE: https://apnews.com/9ccf55bd479042a09bb9f271d9d4f308/Headless-chickens-found-in-Connecticut-courtroomHeadless chickens found in Connecticut courtroom
Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the discovery of two decapitated chickens inside a courtroom.
Judicial marshals and maintenance staff investigating a putrid smell made the grisly discovery Wednesday morning in the public seating area of a courtroom in a state courthouse in Bridgeport.
The headless chickens were under a bench.
Authorities say the carcasses were decorated in silver, green and gold glitter. There was no immediate indication how the decapitated chickens got there ...
The Connecticut Post reports that decapitated chickens have been found outside city courthouses before, but never inside. The placement of decapitated chickens is used in Santeria, an Afro-Caribbean religion, to protect a person from being found guilty of a crime.
Already posted in the Courtroom thread.'Who killed you?'
The jurors who used a Ouija board to find a murderer guilty
By Michael Dulaney and Damien Carrick for The Law Report
Posted Tue at 7:00am
In 1994, English insurance broker Stephen Young was found guilty of the gruesome double murder of Harry and Nicola Fuller. When the sentence came down, Sussex Police detective Graham Hill believed justice had been served.
The couple had been found dead on the floor of their home a year earlier, with Nicola shot three times and Harry shot in the back at close range.
The lead investigator on the case, Mr Hill said the verdict, which followed a five-week jury trial, marked the end of a difficult period.
"There was relief the case was finished," he said. "Obviously all people that are involved in the prosecution were pleased the verdict was one of guilty, because there's...as you can imagine, a huge amount of work goes into that."
One month after the trial had concluded, a front page headline of the now-defunct News of the World newspaper appeared out of nowhere, and hit like a shot:
'Murder Jury's Ouija Board Verdict': 'Booze, Dirty Jokes and then the Ouija Board'.
The report quoted the youngest member of the jury, 24-year-old Adrian, who said four jurors had tried to consult the spirits of the dead while locked overnight in Brighton's Old Ship Hotel.
SOURCE: https://www.apnews.com/c0faf59270f443fda77a14bb5a4ffe26Louisiana judge orders man’s mouth taped for interruptions
Court logs show a Louisiana district court judge ordered a man’s mouth be taped shut for repeatedly interrupting proceedings.
The Acadiana Advocate reports Michael C. Duhon was being sentenced July 18 for theft and money laundering.
Court minutes show Duhon objected when Judge Marilyn Castle asked him to stop submitting motions on his own behalf instead of through his attorney. After repeatedly requesting for Duhon to be quiet, Castle ordered the bailiff to tape Duhon’s mouth shut.
The tape was removed after an objection from Duhon’s public defense attorney, Aaron Adams, who requested the judge remove his client from the courtroom instead.
Castle sentenced Duhon to 11 years in prison and recommended he be transferred to a facility with mental health treatment options. ...