Q: a judge straight bash me telling me my kids were gonna be callin someone else dad an better off without for starters
Today in court I had a judge talk to me in a way I have never seen anyone talked to before it was so bad that the d.a. and my lawyer apologized to me my father in the courtroom actually started crying he told me I was a disgrace to my parents my kids were better off without me an would be callin someone else daddy these were just scratching the surface on what was said told me I was nothing but a drug addicted who ruined every one's life and im the only person he said anything negative to the person before me had a armed robbery and new drug charges an he told him he was doik great an could use more people like him to help speak to kids
In my experience, some judges believe shame can be a more effective motivator for some people to change their criminal behavior than simply imposing the consequences provided by law.
Similarly, with respect to the other person, some judges believe praise can be a more effective motivator.
It is an awkward unscientific approach attempting to employ psychological techniques to achieve outcome oriented results where a judge believes the consequences available through the legal system have failed.
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