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Court Attendees Acting Badly - Not in Courtroom 502

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:43 am

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/judge-thro ... -in-court/
Judge throws drunk driver’s mom in jail for laughing at victim’s family in court

Lillard continued to lecture the courtroom, and told others who dared to “laugh and smirk” they could join the woman in jail.

“This is a court of law, and these are very serious matters,” she explained to Kosal’s family. “I understand you all are very upset because your loved one is going to prison -- but guess what? She’s going to prison for the choices that she made. These people are here grieving, saddened because a senseless act took away their loved one, and you’re sitting here acting like it’s a joke?”

“Not in Courtroom 502. Not today and not any other day,” the judge declared.

A video of the proceedings (available for viewing in article) showed a court officer escort Kosal’s mother from the room as the judge announced she would be taken into custody for criminal contempt.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:48 am

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/jud ... sentencing
Judge sets woman free after booting her from daughter's deadly DUI sentencing
Donna Kosal apologizes to Judge Qiana Lillard


Donna Kosal spent the night in jail after she was removed from court Thursday morning. She could have faced another 92 days in jail, but Lillard said given the circumstances she has modified the sentence to one day in jail, which Donna Kosal already has served.

In tears Friday morning, Donna Kosal said she is deeply sorry for her actions in court.

"I deeply apologize for what I did. I was under a lot of stress," she said.

Lillard said "this is real life here."

"What you have to understand is as hard as this is for you to see your baby going to prison, imagine what that family feels like when their child is dead. I hope that you learned a valuable lesson from this," said Lillard.


"The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press." - Ida B. Wells-Barnett, journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, feminist and founder with others of NAACP.

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