As of Midday Monday, a YouTube posting of a giggling and profane teenager in Miami-Dade bond court had more than 12 million hits. Penelope Soto, a Sunset High School senior was sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court after laughing, and later cursing at the bond court judge.
It’s sometimes called a courtroom battle, but it’s not supposed to get physical. Tell that to Ernest Burch, a man who ignored a judge’s order and was being packed off to jail before he decided to attack a bailiff. The whole thing was caught on camera.