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August 11, 2009

Not so blasé now, I'll bet

Yawn leads to jail time for Ill. courtroom spectator

CHICAGO — Clifton Williams arrived at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., and sat in the fourth-floor courtroom where his cousin was pleading guilty to a felony drug charge.
As Circuit Judge Daniel Rozak handed down the cousin's sentence — two years' probation — Williams, 33, stretched and let out a very ill-timed yawn.

Williams' sentence? Six months in jail — the maximum penalty for criminal contempt without a jury trial. He man was locked up July 23 and will serve at least 21 days.

Posted by joke du jour at August 11, 2009 07:33 PM

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Just when you thought things couldn't get anymore ridiculous...

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