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BeyondGeography

(39,434 posts)
Mon May 6, 2024, 09:51 AM May 6

Judge Merchan knows how to keep it real

This is the basic stuff of civilization:

You are the former president of the United States and possibly the next president as well... but at the end of the day, I have a job to do and part of that job is to protect the dignity of the judicial system.

Merchan said Trump’s actions “constitute a direct attack on the rule of law [and] I cannot allow that to continue”:

So as much as I do not want to impose a jail sanction…I want you to understand that I will, if necessary, and appropriate.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2024/may/06/donald-trump-hush-money-trial-case-resumes-following-tearful-hope-hicks-testimony-live-updates?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
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Judge Merchan knows how to keep it real (Original Post) BeyondGeography May 6 OP
Well ok then, send him to jail and be done with saying you're going to.....just do it. a kennedy May 6 #1
yawn. AllaN01Bear May 6 #10
+100 we can do it May 6 #16
Meh Comfortably_Numb May 6 #24
Hear Hear! OldBaldy1701E May 6 #13
So MOMFUDSKI May 6 #2
Daring him Johnny2X2X May 6 #3
"So as much as I do not want to impose a jail sanction..." I'll believe it when I see it happen. elocs May 6 #4
Fair enough, but... Happy Hoosier May 6 #7
Yes but the first words from a judge threatening jail. Irish_Dem May 6 #9
Yawn. TSExile May 6 #5
The trick to dealing with people like the MOMFUDSKI May 6 #6
he knows it's what tsf wants. mopinko May 6 #8
Tfg THINKS he wants jail leftieNanner May 6 #28
Would there be a way to lock up Dump overnight, between court dates? Talitha May 6 #11
Only if nobody changes his diaper. rubbersole May 6 #12
Works for me. twodogsbarking May 6 #14
"Quietly" whisk him away? yagotme May 6 #21
Ok, yagotme.... ya got me! Talitha May 6 #32
A point for me!!! yagotme May 7 #34
I agree with you except for... Shipwack May 6 #30
Keeping him away from the Press would give him another thorn for his martyr crown. Talitha May 6 #31
I think he should ask him if the reason he keeps violating the order is because he wants to get jail time. littlemissmartypants May 6 #15
Bingo peppertree May 6 #23
And motivated to donate to him, too.... littlemissmartypants May 6 #26
Absolutely - and thanks to our banana republic campaign finance laws, he's cashing in bigly peppertree May 6 #29
But if he's locked up how will he get his hair styled before court? jalan48 May 6 #17
Self administered swirlie? n/t Harker May 6 #19
That would be fun to see but optics are everything with Trump. Bad hairdo or splotchy spray on tan just won't look good! jalan48 May 6 #20
He might have to improvise. Harker May 6 #22
Can we skip directly to the triple dog dare? Arthur_Frain May 6 #18
Are we taking bets as to when Trump's jailtime will start? SupportSanity May 6 #25
We shall see. The trial has a long way to go. republianmushroom May 6 #27
To be fair, there is only fair and unfair. dchill May 6 #33

Johnny2X2X

(19,620 posts)
3. Daring him
Mon May 6, 2024, 09:55 AM
May 6

Trump will violate the gag order again. I think the few hours in a holding cell at the back of the court will be the first option. Then an overnight stay.

elocs

(22,755 posts)
4. "So as much as I do not want to impose a jail sanction..." I'll believe it when I see it happen.
Mon May 6, 2024, 09:57 AM
May 6

Until then, it's just words.

Happy Hoosier

(7,605 posts)
7. Fair enough, but...
Mon May 6, 2024, 10:06 AM
May 6

...I think Merchan is trying to avoid any ruling that says he prejusdiced the proceedings. He's being extra-careful.

MOMFUDSKI

(6,217 posts)
6. The trick to dealing with people like the
Mon May 6, 2024, 10:05 AM
May 6

clown is to change your attitude on a dime and go nuts. Worked with my ex. He was certain of my response and I went 180 degrees the other way. Total shock on his part. Come on, judge, you can do this

mopinko

(70,686 posts)
8. he knows it's what tsf wants.
Mon May 6, 2024, 10:07 AM
May 6

he thinks he’ll b a big martyr and on every front page for days.
he knows few will use a pic of him in handcuffs, let alone an orange jumpsuit. at least not for more than a day.
he’s too stupid to know just how viral those pics will go.
bring on the frogmarch, ffs. we’ve been waiting 20+ yrs to see a thug get what’s coming to them.

Talitha

(6,782 posts)
11. Would there be a way to lock up Dump overnight, between court dates?
Mon May 6, 2024, 10:59 AM
May 6

I understand there are cells in the same building. Following a day in court, let him bloviate to the press. Then quietly whisk him away, lock him up for the night, and bring him back to court the next morning. No phone, no photos of him in the cell. Might that work?

Shipwack

(2,226 posts)
30. I agree with you except for...
Mon May 6, 2024, 01:31 PM
May 6

... letting him do his press conference first. Why should he get that luxury?

For that matter, I don't know why it is happening in the first place. Who's paying for it? If he wants to leave the court and talk on the courthouse steps, fine. Just so long as it's on his own dime.

Talitha

(6,782 posts)
31. Keeping him away from the Press would give him another thorn for his martyr crown.
Mon May 6, 2024, 05:44 PM
May 6

But I do agree in making him entertain the Press on the courthouse steps, and wonder if it's indoors on his insistence or if it was something the courthouse normally allows.

littlemissmartypants

(23,187 posts)
15. I think he should ask him if the reason he keeps violating the order is because he wants to get jail time.
Mon May 6, 2024, 11:48 AM
May 6

Then if he says no, he'll know he's lying. He won't say yes because that's telling the truth and for a compulsive liar that's hard.

I think he should just keep fining him. He can't stop violating the order and the court can use the money. Let him.

Jail time isn't a deterrent for a psychopath.

He could hang him upside-down from the courthouse flagpole and he's still going to ramble shit and violate the order.

It's the compulsion of a psychopath and he's an idiot.

They believe that laws don't apply to them whether they are indicted and in court or not.

peppertree

(22,028 posts)
23. Bingo
Mon May 6, 2024, 12:27 PM
May 6

He thinks that would motivate his Chumpkins to vote for him like nothing else could.

The far bastard thinks he's Mandela - "but with better genes."

littlemissmartypants

(23,187 posts)
26. And motivated to donate to him, too....
Mon May 6, 2024, 12:48 PM
May 6

And better hair...he def believes that he has better hair....though Mandela had some really awesome hair.



peppertree

(22,028 posts)
29. Absolutely - and thanks to our banana republic campaign finance laws, he's cashing in bigly
Mon May 6, 2024, 01:07 PM
May 6

"Like nothing you've ever seen - that, I can tell you."

jalan48

(13,982 posts)
20. That would be fun to see but optics are everything with Trump. Bad hairdo or splotchy spray on tan just won't look good!
Mon May 6, 2024, 12:17 PM
May 6

Harker

(14,254 posts)
22. He might have to improvise.
Mon May 6, 2024, 12:26 PM
May 6

He may torture his remaining hair and slather on the orange stuff, but his loathsomeness is always on display.

dchill

(38,723 posts)
33. To be fair, there is only fair and unfair.
Mon May 6, 2024, 06:06 PM
May 6

There's no OVERLY fair. What I'm seeing is Judge Merchan being overly fair. I understand, but I hate it!

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