Court officers scold defendants: 'Pull up your pants, or get out of court!'

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    Never ceases to amaze me how mere dress can get you treated differently in the courtroom.

    Every time I've been to court, there are the usual suspects dressed in grubby jeans, t-shirts with the sleeves torn off and the obligatory ball cap that they need to be told to remove by the judge...They also seem to be the ones who get little-to-no leniency from the judge.

    I'm here to testify...Next time you end up in court, wear a pair of chinos, a button-up shirt (or at least one with a collar) and a pair of shoes that aren't sneakers, and I can guarantee that you'll get treated much better than those who don't bother with suck trivialities as showing *a little* respect for the venue.

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    How racist.
     
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    In a court room.

    I remember a time where a suit and tie was required. Unless you were in prison garb of course.

    If they decided they will express themselves wearing bikini underwear, that would be alright for you as well? Or with their genitals hanging out?

    There is a proper way to dress in various circumstances. In court you are not out on the street, ready to commit another violent crime.
     
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    Showing the modicum of respect for the place you are in seems a wise choice in every circumstance and especially wise when you're in court.
     
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    Makes about as much sense as throwing rocks at police officers...:cuckoo:
     
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    We have a Judge who collects hats and cell phones.

    And you don't get them back.

    She is fair, firm, and funny as hell.

    You get one warning, right as she takes to the bench. After that, she will just point at someone and a bailiff or deputy will walk over and take your phone or hat.

    People have gone to court just to cheer her on. If you're ever in Elmore County, AL on a Thursday, its the best show in town.
     
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    Why on Earth would anyone want to piss off a judge in his/her courtroom?
     
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    The same people who like to piss off cops.

    Judge Judy often berates defendants who show up in inapprorpiate clothing. They usually just roll their eyes. Dumb dee dumb dumb.
     
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    I don't get the pants hanging down fashion.

    Of course that exactly WHY kids do it, isn't it?
     

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