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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:24 AM

Teen who flipped off Florida judge apologizes, gets released from jail

What began as a young South Florida woman’s defiant profanity and waving of the middle finger to a judge earlier this week turned into an etiquette lesson Friday — when the tearful woman publicly apologized for her behavior.

Penelope Soto’s flipping the bird at Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat on Monday had landed her a 30-day jail sentence for contempt of court, and it drew national headlines as a video of it went viral online.

But Friday, 18-year-old Soto was solemn as she acknowledged to Rodriguez-Chomat that she was wrong for insulting him. Her lawyer and relatives stood next to her as she apologized.

"My behavior was very irrational, and I apologize not only to the court and you, but to my family,” Penelope Soto told Rodriguez-Chomat.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/09/16909871-teen-who-flipped-off-florida-judge-apologizes-gets-released-from-jail?lite

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spanone Feb 2013 OP
TexasProgresive Feb 2013 #1
blueamy66 Feb 2013 #2
msanthrope Feb 2013 #3
aikoaiko Feb 2013 #4
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2013 #5

Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:09 AM

1. I am glad - both that she apoligized and

that the judge was lenient.

My guess is that her family leaned on her but also stood by her. This is a win-win. The young lady will likely not shame her family again in such a manner.

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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:12 AM

2. Good outcome for both sides.

 

Shows that they both are human.

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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:14 AM

3. I wish her the best in staying straight and sober and being a more positive role

model.

As for the posters who lauded this young woman while she was drunk and high, and disrespectful in court.....shameful.

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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:17 AM

4. A happy ending. Hooray for second chances.

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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:01 PM

5. Good for her

It appears she isn't quite the dumbass she made herself out to be.

Either that or she listened to her counsel and said the right thing.
Lets hope she takes the lesson and gets on with her life

May she have great success.

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