Nov 29, 2007

Judge gets fired, after jailing everybody

A judge in America was removed from the bench on Tuesday for jailing 46 people after none of them would admit to having a cell phone that began ringing during his court session. Judge Robert Restaino of Niagara Falls, New York, was hearing domestic violence cases in 2005, when a phone rang.

'Every single person is gong to jail in this courtroom unless I get that instrument now. If anybody believes I'm kidding, ask some of the folks that have been here for a while. You are all going,' the judge said.

When no one came forward, the judge ordered the group into custody and they were taken by police to the city jail, where they were searched and packed into crowded cells. Later in the afternoon, after being told reporters were calling, the judge ordered the defendants released. Link


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