Many people were thrilled with the reaction of Judge Q. Lillard. Her act was ‘judged’ as ethical and motivating. The story goes like this…
Amanda Kosal killed 31-year-old Jerome Zirker, in a car accident. The court found her guilty because she was driving, as the records say ’under the influence’ and were given 3-15 years sentence. As she was waiting to hear the verdict, something bizarre happened.
Two people, apparently related to Kosal were behaving in an inappropriate way – talking and laughing the whole time. Obviously provoked with such a disrespectful behavior, Judge Quiana Lillard said:
“It’s time for him to go. And I don’t know who he is, but 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.”
She also turned to another person and asked her to go away as well:“And you can go, too. Because if you don’t know how to act, you can go to jail. So leave. Anybody that can sit there and laugh and smirk — takes her, she’s going in the back — anybody else wanna go? You can go, too. This is a court of law,” Lillard made her point.
“And these are very serious matters. I understand that 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?”
As the woman was still behaving disrespectfully, Lillard decided to teach her a lesson and gave her a 93 days sentence: “Your disruptive and disrespectful behavior disrupted today’s proceedings and you, ma’am, are going to the Wayne County Jail for 93 days.”
This act has drawn enormous interest and attention among readers.
“I admire this Lady, yes the Judge. We need a lot more of folks like her! WOW!! AWESOME!!! Starting with parents, maybe? Just saying,” was one of the enthusiastic reactions.