By Savannah Smith   |  08-02-2018   News
Photo credit: Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

An Ohio judge lost his patience with a convicted man for being too talkative in court and disobeying his orders for him to shut up. The pissed off judge instructed the man’s mouth to be taped shut as a result on Tuesday during his sentencing.

The man continued to speak and disregard the judge’s repeated warnings to shut up.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Judge orders man&#39;s mouth to be taped shut during sentencing <a href="https://t.co/obUaS6Qpcj">https://t.co/obUaS6Qpcj</a> <a href="https://t.co/mF0N28DBVy">pic.twitter.com/mF0N28DBVy</a></p>&mdash; The Hill (@thehill) <a href="https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1024866391172804608?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Footage from the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, John John Russo is seen ordering Franklyn Williams, a convicted robber, to “shut your mouth” after he appeared to be having a chat with his lawyers.

The feisty judge said to the man: “Mr. Williams, I’m the judge in the matter, shut your mouth and I will tell you when you can talk.”

The judge then ordered the officers to tape the 32-year-old man’s mouth shut for disobeying his orders to stop talking. In a strange development, that did not appear to stop the man from talking, tape and all, prompting the officers to put a second piece of red tape over the man’s mouth.

The liberal American Civil Liberties Union came out to condemn such treatment on Williams on Wednesday.

Social media users have mixed reactions to the odd court incident.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">anddddddddddddd it still didn&#39;t shut him up</p>&mdash; Kelly S (@OnlyaTweetAway) <a href="https://twitter.com/OnlyaTweetAway/status/1024873873093812224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If a judge tells you to stop talking you stop talking.</p>&mdash; Arlene McGregor (@ArleneMcGregor9) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArleneMcGregor9/status/1024873523628711941?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I wish I were a judge because my wife needs to be taped everyday. Examples, sister- tape, headache-tape, co-workers- tape, traffic-tape, you’d messed up-tape, the kids-tape, video games-tape, you don’t make enough money-tape.</p>&mdash; Peon (@DPress7) <a href="https://twitter.com/DPress7/status/1024869091423731712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I would have told him that every time he speaks he is in contempt of court and a year will be added to the sentence.</p>&mdash; Plains To See �� (@PlainsToSee) <a href="https://twitter.com/PlainsToSee/status/1024874872046907397?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This should not be allowed. This is abuse and is a human rights violation. If you don’t want his interruption then remove him from the courtroom.</p>&mdash; TheTraceTaylor (@TheOneTrace) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheOneTrace/status/1024878424182149120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/399984-judge-orders-mans-mouth-to-be-taped-shut-during-sentencing

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Anonymous No. 32929 1533190811

Can't they just have the defendant removed and do the proceedings without them if they are being that disruptive? #REDTAPELIVESMATTER

Bruce Wayne No. 32930 1533190854

you have to admit that this is yet another black man who has not even got the good sense to recognize that he has done wrong and should try and be nice so the judge might also be nice.

Instead, he will just act like a nonsensical animal who has no sense at all.

Anonymous No. 32943 1533208353

Any defendant in the USA has a US Constitutional Right to see and question his accuser.

They should setup a safer Legal way that would to have removed the defendant and place him in a Video Audio Conference room wired with the court room.

Then MUTE him as needed.

Anonymous No. 32958 1533218307

32943 you were reading my mind! video proceedings would have been perfect. He could just rant away looking like even more a fool all whilst muted. lol

Jeff Allen No. 32973 1533246563

Some "defendants" are just too stupid for their own good!

Anonymous No. 32934 1533266754
hahaha this is so funny! whats a judge to do? what a pest that man is! lol
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