Originally Posted by MWM
He's in trouble because he's a wife beater. Period! He's going to jail for 30 days after hitting a female who he was married to. Why are people so concerned about 30 days.
If he was in the court for shoplifting and slapped his attorney on the butt, nothing would have happened. Spousal abuse is a VERY serious charge. It was as much about the seriousness of the offense as anything else.
But keep focusing on the judge if you'd like.
Again, the judge was on board for the plea deal that he and the prosecution agreed to before he slapped the butt of his lawyer. The plea deal had no jail time involved. He is in jail because he slapped his lawyer on the butt, not because of him hitting a woman.
If the judge, before any of it happened, had said I am not down with this plea agreement, you are going to jail for 30 days, I would be perfectly fine with that. But that isn't how it happened. The judge was all aboard the Chad Whatevermylastnameisnow gets to plea out to no jail time with community service until he slapped his lawyer on the butt, then her feelings got hurt about it and she sent him to jail.
I am focusing on the judge because the judge acted like a 10-year-old on a power trip because she felt like someone disrespected her.
My stance is, you shouldn't be able to send someone to jail because they disrespected your emotions without a threat of something physical (something like "I will kill you" is an emotional thing that comes along with a physical threat). That is exactly what happened here though.