You probably come across different inspiring stories of judges for their actions in the court.
Being a judge is one of the most difficult jobs in the world as their one word could impact a whole man and a whole family’s life.
And when you hear stories about judges who take the brave decisions, you know that the law is in good hands.
Such is the story of the judge, Lillard Qiana, who tosses mother of a drunk diver for laughing at victim’s family in the court.
According to CBS News, Judge Qiana was reading her verdict of sentencing for 25-year-old Amanda Kosal who was drunk driving and killed Jerome Zirker and severely injuring his fiance Brittany Johnsonin a car accident.
Members of Kosal’s family were seen giggling and laughing.
Of course, Lillard wasn’t going to bear the disrespect towards the court and towards the victim’s family.
She paused for a while and said, “Whoever can sit here at a tragic moment like this and laugh and smile when somebody has lost a family member … in the entire time that Mr. Zirker’s sister was speaking, that clown — and that’s what I am going to call him, a clown — was sitting there smiling and laughing.”
Both Kosal and her mother were sent to jail. The mother ended up getting 93 days in jail as a punishment which was reduced after she apologized for her behavior.
Judge Qiana further added, “This is a court of law, and these are very serious matters… I understand you all are very upset because your loved one is going to prison — but guess what? She’s going to prison for the choices that she made.
These people are here grieving, saddened because a senseless act took away their loved one, and you’re sitting here acting like it’s a joke?”
Kosal received 5 years of jail for her crime of drunk driving and taking a person’s life while Lillard received praise from everyone on social media.
America definitely needs more judges like her.
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