Basically here's the gist of the article: A couple kids got liquored up before prom. In the limo, they passed some shots to the other kids. At prom, one of the kids that was really drinking got caught by school officials. They then breathalyzed the rest of the students in the party. 3 girls were found to have .02 BACs. They all got MIPs. 6 weeks later, Judge Martone--the judge on the case--is looking around on the internet and finds a website with pictures of the girls, taken the day after the court hearing, drinking. The picture is captioned "F.U. Martone!" So he brought the girls back into court and they all got jail time. Just hilarious.
Highlights of the story:
On the site, they were giving him the finger. They were toasting him with cups
of beer and chugging shots of Jagermeister liqueur. They were posing with beer
cans stacked almost to the ceiling, and retching into toilets at Michigan State
The Web site's headline said: "F U Martone. ... Night after
It's always smart to screw with a judge. To quote Fark, "What could possibly go wrong?"
She'd written a letter, asking for leniency. She handed it to the judge.
"It was sad," he recalled. "In it, she said she wants to be a criminal justice major. I told her, perhaps you might want to consider another line of work."
Ouch!! That should've been her first clue that this wasn't going well....
Stesney's mother, Cheryl Stesney, who would not let her daughter comment
for this report, said Martone "let his anger get out of control. He was just so
hurt and embarrassed by that Web site."
Polly Meerschaert agreed. "I do feel this is all about vengeance. I won't say my daughter didn't make a mistake. But the minute it became personal, the judge should've removed himself," she said.
Her parents have yanked her out of MSU -- out of its culture of drinking,
her mother said.
It cracks me up when these parents try to pass the blame. Your stupid beyotch daughter is on probation for drinking, and she put up a website with pictures of herself drinking. That's dumb enough without putting profane remarks directed at the judge on it. What did she think was going to happen? And Ms. Stesney...he was hurt and embarassed by the website? You should be hurt and embarassed by the fact that you raised a kid that dumb. Jim Rome once commented that if your daughter ends up dancing on a pole, you have failed as a parent. Well I would add that if your daughter violates probation and gets put in jail because she put up a website showing her violating probation and flipping off the judge, that you have failed as a parent. I think I would pour bleach down my throat if I had a kid that stupid.
There's two great threads on the RCMB that have links to some of the pictures, and some great comments by the Sparties, such as (with regard to the MSU's culture of drinking comment) "Looks like that culture is actually at Troy Athens, no?" I was dying.
It gets even better after you're done with the article, because there's a sidebar with a transcript of one of the hearings.
Martone: I would like to know what "F U Martone" stands for.
I may not have a good idea about the right way to answer that question, but I know this isn't it:
Meerschaert: It's not what you think. It's not angry. It's not...
I'm sure he was glad she cleared that up. Strong work, Sparty.
Then there's this priceless exchange:
Martone, viewing the Web site on his laptop computer: Then if we go down to some of these photos, I find them very interesting. That one that is dedicated to me, and it looks like you're standing in front of a City of Troy sign that was stolen.
Meerschaert: It wasn't stolen, your honor.
Martone: Oh, the City of Troy has signs in dorm rooms at MSU?
You can't put a price on something like that. I have no words. This is from the "You know you're screwed when...." department.
Yet, the parent still insists that the judge was just throwing her in jail because she made it personal. Her daughter, quite simply, is a fucking moron. There's no other way to put it.