Jennifer LaPenta, 19, spent 48 hours in jail because she entered a courtroom wearing a shirt with the message “I have the Pussy, So I make the Rules.” Apparently, traffic and misdemeanor court judge Helen Rozenberg did not approve of the message. And, presumably by having a pussy of her own, she was immune to LaPenta’s magic pussy power. She had a pussy AND a gavel, and gavel trumps pussy in a courtroom.
“The judge asked me if I thought the shirt was appropriate for the courtroom,” LaPenta said. “I said I didn’t think it was offensive but said I wouldn’t have worn it if I was the defendant.” (source)
I’m sure that Ms. LaPenta isn’t exactly in the lead for “classy broad of the year,” and she just may wind up on the Darwin Awards one day. Nevertheless, two days in jail for wearing a t-shirt?
Perhaps someone could supply Judge Rozenberg with a t-shirt of her own, along with a copy of Cohen v. California.
Here is a copy of her order.