Here at LwC, we’re fans of Judges laying the smackdown on people (see Judge Judy Schools Socialist Freeloader in the Best Way Possible… and AWESOME: Judge Silences Idiot #BlackLivesMatter Lawyer).
If there’s one group of people who are tired of today’s incessant excuse-making, it would have to be judges. This video is making the rounds on the interwebs in which one judge has just had enough…
“Stop acting like you’re trash, and putting pictures of yourself on the Internet,” she said in a comment aimed at the girls.
Early on, she whipped out a body bag to show them the worst possible consequence to a life of crime and violence.
“I am sick and tired of seeing people who look like you and I [black] come in my courtroom, and I have to sentence them to prison,” Colvin later said. “And then you hear them fussing on TV about African Americans being in the prison system. Well, guess what, if you don’t do what it takes to there, you won’t be a part of it. You already know the game. If you know they [the police] come into your community more than they do in other communities, then guess what, you’ve got a heads up. So that means you’ve got to do what’s right, right?”
The beauty of the courtroom, the beauty of the law, is that it doesn’t care about your feelings. It’s one thing to protest in the streets, it’s one thing to tell the media that your life’s mistakes are merely a byproduct of circumstance. It’s entirely another, to try that crap with an actual judge.
That’s why the Mike Brown “hands up don’t shoot” mantra fell apart in court. That’s why the “Mattress Girl” fake rape story received front page coverage… but no actual charges.
The law… it just don’t give no craps.