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Judge Loses It As Female Defendant Arrives In Court Without Pants

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posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 09:55 PM
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A Kentucky judge berated jail administrators when a woman detainee was brought into a courtroom for sentencing, appearing to have on a long shirt and no pants, complaining that she had not received a jail jumpsuit or feminine hygiene products since she was taken into custody.

“Excuse me?” Judge Amber Wolf said in court. “This is outrageous. Is this for real?”

The woman, who had been in custody for several days for failing to complete a diversion program for a 2014 shoplifting charge
www.washingtonpost.com... court/

As nothing was found to cover up her bare bottom half, she was sent back to jail cell until the judge could sort out the debacle. Wolf says that the proposed sentence was ridiculous given the crime was shoplifting. “75 days? No, we’re not giving you that,” Wolf explained. “Also, I am changing your sentence to $100 fine, credit time served for that,” Wolf told the prisoner in an attempt to try and compensate the pant-less perpetrator.

The defendant was also released from jail. Wolf tells the defendant “you should have been in jail for a day, tops” even though the offender did not complete a diversionary program.
dailycaller.com... c1
My apologizes if this is already posted. Mods feel free to move this thread. Its not exactly a current event since it happened at the end of last month.

They wanted 75 days in jail for shoplifting? Seems like over kill to me. Then the Kentucky corrections facility denies essential clothing and hygiene products. I was speechless watching the video. Thankfully the judge seemed to handle it pretty well considering the shocking circumstances.

What are your thoughts ATS?

edit on 26-8-2016 by gmoneystunt because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 10:00 PM
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What the hell. That's all I can say. Quite shocking really.

Someone should investigate the corrections facility and the prosecution.



posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 10:15 PM
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Very reassuring that these people are the ones we let "police" us.... what a sick joke this country has become.



posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 10:27 PM
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a reply to: gmoneystunt

"and Justice for All"??? Not really. I am glad to see that the judge had a heart. It gives me hope to know that some people are still human.


(post by JimNasium removed for political trolling and baiting)

posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 10:33 PM
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So the people who move people out of jail cells to transport, the transport guards, the court jesters that oversee their movement from the transport to holding cells into court rooms and their seat in chambers...

...none of them noticed?

Something smells, and it ain't the bench.



posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 10:50 PM
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Big Kudos to this Judge. I'm glad she took the humane approach, but cant help but think she may have seen a law suit waiting to happen as well.

I wonder if this judge followed through with any of this like going down to the jail to actually see the condition of what is really going on.

I also wonder how many other judges would have handle this the same way or even cared if she had pants or not.

Nice post, but sad you even had to post it since it is a very clear picture of just how much things have really gone down hill everywhere in so many different facets of daily life in our country.

This isn't to say there couldn't be a flip side to the story and this is that the woman may have been a very mouthy jerk when brought in. She may not have been the humble angel she appeared to be in court. Still though this was very wrong on so many levels.

Again, good for this judge, and I agree with another poster above, it does give a tiny glimmer of hope.



posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 10:56 PM
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Seems apparent the jail's employees were trying to dehumanize her by treating her as such. The judge did well dealing with this.



posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 11:03 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Yes, they noticed. They were part of the problem. The judge states at one point that she should have been informed about the situation before the defendant was brought into open court and made to stand there like that until it was appropriate for her to address the judge.

She also stated that she did not believe that it was an error, and that the three people who she spoke to at the jail were not the people who actually interact with the inmates, and she thought they were simply being told inaccurate information by the jailors who were actually responsible.

The fact that none of these people in the chain of custody spoke up about it did not escape her either. That is confirmation that this is not new to them. Add in the fact that the defendant told her that a number of other women received the same treatment, and her reaction to that information...I think it's safe to say that once the courtroom was empty, a whole lot of people started having a very bad day.

If this is a small town, it is also highly probable that the people who process prisoners and issue their uniforms and hygiene materials are also the same people who transport them to and from the courthouse as well. They've probably done this numerous times.

I think the "mistake" was forgetting to make sure she got her pants in time for court, and some idiot figured it was somehow perfectly acceptable to escort her to the courthouse like that. Probably the new guy.


But she also had been detained far longer than was appropriate for a first offense demeanor charge, and given a ridiculous sentence recommendation, so they've got more problems than just gross lack of respect for the privacy and dignity of their inmates. Sounds like the whole place needs a good culling. It also sounds like the judge is just the woman to make that happen.



posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 11:10 PM
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a reply to: gmoneystunt
Major failure on the part of several people here.
Why did her attorney not see to it that she had proper clothing and care?
Why did the bailiff in the courtroom allow her to enter the courtroom in such disarray?
Even the transporters failed in not noticing the lack of pants.

Of course, there are two sides to every story and we've heard only one. I turned my sound all the way up but still couldn't hear the conversation between the judge and the corrections people. Having been in the judge's position (asking public servants really hard questions) but lacking her power to act, I can imagine what that conversation sounded like: "Uh, judge, we don't know how in tarnation this could have happened. It's not our policy to deny people clothes. We'll certainly be looking into how this could have happened, Judge."

Whatever the case was, you can bet it will be the underlings who pay the greatest price for this colossal flustercluck. I sincerely hope that the judge takes it upon herself to do a bit of investigating. It is within her power to do so as a district judge I believe. Were I in her shoes, I think I would have taken myself over to the jail and had a look around as soon as I left the courtroom.

To be fair however, it does appear from the photos in the print article that she is wearing the same shorts she had on the day she was taken into custody. That doesn't excuse them not giving her proper clothing but it does make the "she has no pants" a bit shaky since she did have shorts.



posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: tigertatzen


I think the "mistake" was forgetting to make sure she got her pants in time for court, and some idiot figured it was somehow perfectly acceptable to escort her to the courthouse like that. Probably the new guy.

Jimnaseum (retired) and a member here told me once that his opinion was some are not caring as much anymore, its not their job to fix the problems within the community, so they do their bit and pass the problem on. I believe that more than I believe the new guy did it. I would have found a jail blanket at least and pre informed the judge, the clothing was in the laundry. Bt hey, who cares its above my pay grade...



posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 11:13 PM
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Wow is all i can say. Good on the judge for her handling of this ridiculousness.

On another note - did anybody else notice what appears to be a yoga ball behind the judge?



posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 11:49 PM
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For all those Cops Suckin bootlickers out there.This could be one of your Mothers,Daughters,sisters,or any others..
edit on 27-8-2016 by greydaze because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 11:54 PM
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This judge's sense of justice restored a bit of my faith in humanity.

I have known a person or two who has been completely screwed over by the 'justice system'. And while they did make mistakes, the treatment and sentence they received was far beyond reasonable for the offence committed, and in my opinion was doled out for the $$ it could generate.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 12:02 AM
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EDit..
edit on 27-8-2016 by greydaze because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 01:01 AM
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originally posted by: JimNasium
[SNIPPED]


look at what you wrote and look at what happened to the person in your country in its judicial system.
you are completely desensitized to what is happening to your fellow countrymen. you feel no empathy
towards this persons position or the position your once great country has come to be in.
the story is something that we would read about a decade ago coming out of south east asia, south america
the middle east or Guantanamo, but no it's american citizens being treated as animals, less than animals
over a $100- dollar fine. held illegaly, tortured. your country is not what you think it is anymore.
edit on 8.27.2016 by Kandinsky because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 01:40 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr

So the people who move people out of jail cells to transport, the transport guards, the court jesters that oversee their movement from the transport to holding cells into court rooms and their seat in chambers...

...none of them noticed?

Something smells, and it ain't the bench.




Oh they noticed alright, they just thought it was funny...just goes to show the mentality of these people who seek positions of power.....i put them in the same category as child rapists ....scum of the earth



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 02:59 AM
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a reply to: gmoneystunt

That is an absolute disgrace.

Guantanamo Bay having practices like this would not surprise me, since from what I understand, a vast amount of what they do there involves the psychological deconstruction of inmates, as well as their idefinite detention.

But to have a local jail treating its inmates in this fashion, any inmate, but particularly a female inmate, is just intolerable. Denying a person proper bodily coverings is an awful thing to do, but to deny a woman the most basic of hygiene products is not only a disgusting misuse of power, but also unwise from the standpoint of general inmate health.

Furthermore, the idea that this is not an isolated incident has clearly crossed the judges mind, and if this is an institutionalised practice, if the jail has been secretly parading its inmates around without pants on regularly, if this is not an isolated incident, that jail needs a serious, and I mean SERIOUS going over. I mean, if this is what came out about the goings on in there... Generally speaking, if you can see one rat, there are six rats close by. Well this judge just got a look at a genuine Rat of Unusual Size, and there is probably a nest of them somewhere in that jail. I dread to think what other violations of proper practice and inmate safety have been in place in that jail.

Ridiculous.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 03:54 AM
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originally posted by: gmoneystunt

A Kentucky judge berated jail administrators when a woman detainee was brought into a courtroom for sentencing, appearing to have on a long shirt and no pants, complaining that she had not received a jail jumpsuit or feminine hygiene products since she was taken into custody.

“Excuse me?” Judge Amber Wolf said in court. “This is outrageous. Is this for real?”

The woman, who had been in custody for several days for failing to complete a diversion program for a 2014 shoplifting charge
www.washingtonpost.com... court/

As nothing was found to cover up her bare bottom half, she was sent back to jail cell until the judge could sort out the debacle. Wolf says that the proposed sentence was ridiculous given the crime was shoplifting. “75 days? No, we’re not giving you that,” Wolf explained. “Also, I am changing your sentence to $100 fine, credit time served for that,” Wolf told the prisoner in an attempt to try and compensate the pant-less perpetrator.

The defendant was also released from jail. Wolf tells the defendant “you should have been in jail for a day, tops” even though the offender did not complete a diversionary program.
dailycaller.com... c1
My apologizes if this is already posted. Mods feel free to move this thread. Its not exactly a current event since it happened at the end of last month.

They wanted 75 days in jail for shoplifting? Seems like over kill to me. Then the Kentucky corrections facility denies essential clothing and hygiene products. I was speechless watching the video. Thankfully the judge seemed to handle it pretty well considering the shocking circumstances.

What are your thoughts ATS?


Notice the judge did little beyond getting the correct garments for the prisoner.

Why did the judge not issue an immediate bench warrant for the immediate arrest of the person in charge of the facility concerned to explain and or be sentenced for some relevant offence.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 07:53 AM
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Judge Amber Wolf made the news again

Judge allows defendant to meet newborn son in court
www.cbsnews.com...




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