1075 users online (226 members and 849 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,508

    CA - State attorney struggled with bailiff in SLO courtroom

    http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/lo...e45149307.html

    A state attorney arguing against a wrongful termination case last month struggled with a San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputy before being forced onto the courtroom floor, surveillance footage of the incident shows.

    Deputy Attorney General Jennie Mariah Kelly was arrested Oct. 20 by courtroom bailiffs after what the Sheriff’s Office described as “speaking loudly” and “acting in an unprofessional manner” toward the opposing attorney.

    She was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor resisting a police officer, cited and released, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

    ==================

    IMO

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    Imagine if she were black!

    But, seriously, WTH is going on in this country? "Talking loudly" now warrants the arrest of an attorney in a courtroom?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    628
    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Imagine if she were black!

    But, seriously, WTH is going on in this country? "Talking loudly" now warrants the arrest of an attorney in a courtroom?
    In SLO county? Yep, you better believe it. Be civil or take a time out in jail, it's really simple.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    16,640
    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Imagine if she were black!

    But, seriously, WTH is going on in this country? "Talking loudly" now warrants the arrest of an attorney in a courtroom?
    What's going on is you better immediately do whatever any law enforcement officer asks you to do, and if you refuse or ask questions whatever happens after is your own fault.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    5,235
    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Imagine if she were black!

    But, seriously, WTH is going on in this country? "Talking loudly" now warrants the arrest of an attorney in a courtroom?
    Haven't you heard of the crime of being 'uppity'?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    I can understand a bailiff feeling a need to maintain order if the judge were still on the bench. But since the judge had left, why did the bailiff care if one attorney yelled at another when the two were 20' apart?

    Probably won't happen, but I think the bailiff should lose his job and, since he grabbed the lawyer's hands, he should be charged with assault.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    Quote Originally Posted by nothingnew View Post
    In SLO county? Yep, you better believe it. Be civil or take a time out in jail, it's really simple.
    I can't tell from your post whether you are being sarcastic or you really think raising one's voice should be a cause for arrest.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Georgia -- Redneck Country
    Posts
    7,175
    Quote Originally Posted by nothingnew View Post
    In SLO county? Yep, you better believe it. Be civil or take a time out in jail, it's really simple.
    If the JUDGE says so then yeah. In this case the judge wasn't even there.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    628
    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    I can't tell from your post whether you are being sarcastic or you really think raising one's voice should be a cause for arrest.
    Nope, not being sarcastic. I didn't say arrest someone for raising their voice in the courthouse but once they are informed of the rules of the court (whether judge is present or not) then it's time to simmer down and behave. Ignorance is no excuse from the law. This lawyer was from LA, different attitude and behaviors. There are all sorts of rules in SLO the city, I try not to spend money there at all if I can help it. Love the town, it is still a beautiful place.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    Quote Originally Posted by nothingnew View Post
    Nope, not being sarcastic. I didn't say arrest someone for raising their voice in the courthouse but once they are informed of the rules of the court (whether judge is present or not) then it's time to simmer down and behave. Ignorance is no excuse from the law. This lawyer was from LA, different attitude and behaviors. There are all sorts of rules in SLO the city, I try not to spend money there at all if I can help it. Love the town, it is still a beautiful place.
    Raising one's voice should be a crime in your opinion? (You say no, but then say yes, if the bailiff says so.) Precisely how many decibels are allowed and how am I to measure those decibels while I am speaking?

    Members of LE are not tinpot dictators. Nor are they legislators. Their word is not law just because they would like it to be. It was the bailiff who escalated the situation by grabbing the woman's hands.




Similar Threads

  1. Jeff Ashton unseats Lamar in State Attorney 9th Circuit race
    By Reality Orlando in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-17-2012, 06:25 AM
  2. State's Attorney request transcripts from GA and CA Testimony
    By pharsin in forum Caylee Anthony 2 years old
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 05-02-2011, 11:52 PM
  3. *REVISIT*Immunity email from State Attorney to Baez
    By Muzikman in forum Caylee Anthony 2 years old
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 03-23-2011, 12:14 AM
  4. Replies: 53
    Last Post: 11-09-2008, 11:48 PM
  5. State Attorney's Office Responds To Political Attack
    By liltigress in forum Caylee Anthony 2 years old
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 10-15-2008, 07:44 PM