More Stupid Sentences
Remember the Macomb County, Michigan woman who got 30 days in jail because her parties were too loud? The sentence is a joke, but you don't want to say that to the judge's face.
A 17-year-old woman was ordered to jail for 30 days for contempt of court for telling the judge, "You're a joke."
Same judge. Thirty days for a loud party, 30 for an insult. Another young man got 13 days for jaywalking.
Local residents are starting to notice District Court Judge Norene Redmond's excessive reliance on incarceration to punish minor offenses.
Eastpointe City Councilwoman Veronica Klinefelt said city officials are "being flooded" with e-mails from people opposing the sentence. Mayor Dave Austin reminded residents council members have no jurisdiction over the judicial branch of city government.
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