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This is just so petty, and such an incredible waste of everyone’s time. As reported by wreg.com:

“My 18-year-old daughter, Lanarcia Walker, graduated from Senatobia High,” Linda Walker said.

The pomp and circumstance did not last long for some Mississippi families.

“He said ‘you did it baby’, waived his towel and went out the door,” Walker explained.

“When she went across the stage I just called her name out. ‘Lakaydra’. Just like that,” Ursula Miller said she shouted about her niece.

Miller and Henry Walker were two of the four people asked to leave Senatobia High School’s graduation ceremony for cheering.

Police at Northwest Mississippi Community College, where the high school ceremony was held, said the superintendent asked the crowd not to scream and to hold their applause until the end.

Otherwise, they would be asked to leave. However, that wasn’t the end of it.

“A week or two later, I was served with some papers,” Miller explained. The papers threatened to throw them in jail.

Senatobia Municipal School District Superintendent Jay Foster filed ‘disturbing the peace’ charges against the people who yelled at graduation.

Officers issued warrants for their arrests with a possible $500 bond.

“It’s crazy,” Henry Walker said. “The fact that I might have to bond out of jail, pay court costs, or a $500 fine for expressing my love, it’s ridiculous man. It’s ridiculous.”

Superintendent Foster said the charges were far from ridiculous. While Foster declined an on-camera interview with WREG, he said he’s determined to have order at graduation ceremonies.

“Okay,” Miller said. “I can understand they can escort me out of the graduation, but to say they going to put me in jail for it. What else are they allowed to do?”

“Why assign papers on someone? We don’t have money for anything like that,” Linda Walker said.

The families said they were only trying to support their loved ones and should not be forced to go to court.  The four people charged are expected in court Monday, June 9.

Here’s the source, including a video news story.

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It’s a robe, not a cloak of invincibility. This former Judge just learned that retiring got rid of the ethics charges but … as reported by The Daily Report …

A Fulton County grand jury has indicted the former chief judge of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit for making false statements and violating her oath of office as her judicial conduct was investigated nearly four years ago.

Indicted, as in she could face 1-5 years in prison for each count. About the ethics charges …

In 2011, the state Judicial Qualifications Commission filed ethics charges against Chief Judge Amanda Williams, accusing her of “willful misconduct” and “tyrannical partiality.” The JQC cited claims of the judge doing judicial favors for friends and family members, conducting ex parte meetings with litigants and lawyers and ordering others locked up for little or no reason.

In one case, Williams was accused of jailing Lindsey Dills, a young drug court participant, for an indefinite term. The woman ultimately spent 5½ years in Williams’ drug court, including more than a year in jail for cashing two forged checks totaling $100 on her father’s checking account, according to the JQC.

Williams announced in December 2011 that she would voluntarily step down, ending the prosecution by the JQC.

You’ll find the source here, and more information about the criminal and ethics charges in this story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

 

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Nobody just walks into a dentist’s office and does this, except this guy. As reported by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

King County prosecutors claim James Pfitzner, Jr., provided his name, date of birth and Social Security number to an office manager at Aurora Dental Care, located in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. Pfitzner, 43, is alleged to have started masturbating moments later.

Describing the May 20 incident, a Seattle Police Department detective said the office manager then shouted at Pfitzner and called 911. Police responded but couldn’t find Pfitzner.

The office manager identified Pfitzner after reviewing a photo montage, according to charging papers. She later recalled that Pfitzner helped her pronounce his last name while checking in.

Pfitzner, who appears to have been living in a Seattle homeless shelter, was arrested the day after the incident and has been jailed since.

Pfitzner has been charged with felony indecent exposure. He was convicted on two misdemeanor counts of the same crime in December after pleading guilty.

Yikes. Sounds like he needs some help, not jail time. Here’s the source.

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Did you have any idea that there are almost 5,000 KFCs in China? Yup, and they are owned by YUM Brands, who takes rumors about their food very seriously. As reported by bbc.com:

The fast food chain KFC is to sue three Chinese firms it accuses of using social media to spread false rumours about its food, including that it used eight-legged chickens.

KFC is seeking compensation of 1.5m yuan ($242,000, £159,000) and an apology.

One of the posts said chickens used by the company were genetically modified to have six wings and eight legs.

A case has now been filed before a court in Shanghai.

KFC says the rumours appeared in posts on the WeChat app.

You can read more at the source by clicking here.

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If you are wondering how someone could withstand and do all of those things, you’re in good company. The judge was also puzzled. As reported by The Herald Mail (Hagerstown, MD):

A Hagerstown man who broke a set of steel handcuffs and was shocked with stun guns 30 or more times during a struggle last summer with five police officers was acquitted Tuesday during a trial before a judge in Washington County Circuit Court.

Yup. Acquitted of all charges.

“This is, as far as I’m concerned, a medical mystery,” Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer said as he granted the motion for acquittal on all charges against Nicholas Edward Borum, 32, of Outer Drive.

There was no evidence in the two-day trial “to explain the phenomenal strength Mr. Borum exhibited” on the morning of July 10, 2013, Dwyer said.

So what happened that day?

On that morning, Hagerstown police responded to a report of a burglary in progress near Borum’s home, according to the statement of probable cause. When the caller confronted the man, later identified as Borum, “he just stood there and refused to leave,” the charging documents said.

When police arrived, the doors of the caller’s shed “appeared to be pulled from the hinges,” the documents said.

Dressed only in shorts, “Borum had a distant stare, was clenching his fists, breathing heavy and not responding” to commands, the documents said.

Uh-oh.

When an officer tried to place him in custody, Borum began to resist. Officers used electric stun devices on Borum and tried to handcuff him, the documents said.  “Borum displayed immense strength throughout the altercation,” the documents said.

Officers were able to handcuff Borum, but he continued to kick, flail at and try to bite officers, despite being shocked repeatedly.

Ambulance personnel administered a drug to calm him, but “the shot did nothing,” the documents said.

Zoinks. Now what?

Borum then broke the handcuffs before police got him into an ambulance, and he was taken to Meritus Medical near Hagerstown.

Whew. The charges?

Borum was charged with five counts of second-degree assault, as well as resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and two counts of malicious destruction of property, court records said.

And he was not guilty because …

“I’m absolutely convinced … Mr. Borum was not in control of his faculties,” Dwyer said before dismissing the charges.  The judge said he could find no evidence of voluntary intoxication.

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If you guessed that this bakery burglar was caught because he left a trail of crumbs, you’d be … wrong! Per the The Hamilton Spectator (Ontario):

After breaking into a bakery in the area of Barton Street East and Sherman Avenue North Sunday night, a bumbling burglar left a trail of coins which allowed police to follow him to a nearby address and made a quick arrest.

Seriously? A trail of money? Brilliant!

Police say the man was caught red-handed and in possession of property from the bakery including an undisclosed amount of cash and unique coins, also stolen from the business.

Jason Healey, 38, of Hamilton has been charged with break and enter and possession of stolen property valued under $5,000.

You’ll find the source here.

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Maybe this guy and the Niceville police officers are all regular Juice readers? While this is unlikely (The Juice aspires, but is realistic about his current reach), their behavior is indicative of the knowledge of a regular reader. As reported by The Northwest Florida Daily News:

On Oct. 17 officers were called to a Natheny Street residence to enforce an emergency injunction against a man, who was told to stay away from a woman and her son.

He gathered his personal belongings from a back bedroom, then put them back in the room he gathered them from.

As he was leaving, the woman and her son asked that he take his copy of the injunction with him. “The defendant laughed as he vacated,” the officer wrote. “I stepped to the door and verbally advised him, ‘Do not come within 500 feet of this residence,’ and the defendant’s reply was, ‘F— you.’ “

As he was crossing a nearby church parking lot, “he displayed his middle finger towards us as we passed. (The Bird),” the officer wrote.

An f-bomb and a bird, but no arrest – at least not for that.

The man returned to within 372.5 feet of the residence as measured by laser before stopping and challenging police to measure his distance.

Doh!

He was charged with violation of an injunction …

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Regular Juice readers know that you have a first amendment right to flip off a police officer. That doesn’t mean you won’t be arrested and thrown in jail. It just means that ultimately you will prevail. Any way, the same does NOT hold true for Judges, as this gent learned. As reported by NewsLeader.com (Springfield, Missouri):

David Hernandez, 31, was arrested Wednesday at about 3 p.m. while in the audience of a court proceeding. According to the judge’s docket sheet, Hernandez disrupted the court three times.

“Upon Mr. Hernandez’s departure from the courtroom, in direct view of Judge (Todd) Thornhill, (defendant) flails his arms and then lifts both arms in the air and extends the middle finger of each hand in utter disrespect and contempt of court,” the docket sheet reads.

Hernandez was asked if there was any reason he should not be held in contempt and produced none, the docket sheet says. The court then found Hernandez in contempt and ordered him to jail until August 23. [a 30-day sentence]

A police incident report indicates Hernandez was booked without incident.

To his credit, Mr. Hernandez learned from his mistake, unlike this gent, or this one, or this one. Here’s the source.

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Judges are generally an understanding lot. But there are some things you just can’t say to a judge.  Mr. Harry Elias found this out the hard way. As reported by kamloopsnews.ca:

Harry Elias was in a family court proceeding on Monday when he allegedly told provincial court Judge Stella Frame to f-off during a heated family hearing, several people familiar with the matter said.

Allegedly? It was in open court!

Frame then cited Elias for contempt of court and ordered he be held at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre overnight.

It turns out the timing of the outburst could not have been worse.

Veteran lawyers at the courthouse said they’ve never seen anyone jailed overnight for contempt of court, but had seen warnings from judges accompanied by a cooling-off period.

The incident came at the end of the day, however, giving no time for Elias to be brought back up after spending time in sheriff’s cells in the basement of the courthouse.

No worries though. Mr. Elias has been released, and is now free to drop f-bombs again, although it’s safe to say none will be directed at a judge. Here’s the source.

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Yes, this man was busted for going on Facebook, as he should have been. As reported by North Country Now (Potsdam, New York):

A Norwood man was arrested for allegedly contacting a female via Facebook who had an order of protection against him, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.

Matthew J. Allen, 27, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, officers said.

He was arraigned in Norfolk Town Court and released on his own recognizance, deputies said.

Time to move on, jack. Let the lady be.