Originally Posted by MWM
Doug, you keep making this disrespect in a way that it's impossible to counter because you act like it happened in a vacuum with no context. Of course no one should be thrown in jail for disrespect. And you are the one positioning it as disrespect. I definitely don't see it that way. I see it as someone who committed a serious offense and thought he could buy his way out of it and not take it seriously. The judge was responding to that more than any perceived personal slight to her individual ego. I think that's a much more likely scenario than the one you're putting forth of hurt feelings at lack of respect for her personally.
I don't care what the judge was responding to unless it was another breaking of a law, which it wasn't, or the original law that was broken, which it wasn't. That is what she should be dealing with in that courtroom when handing out sentences. Nothing else. She made it about something else. She shouldn't have the right to do that.