PeteS: Yes, I’ve had similar experiences with peaceful protests at abortion mills. I brought my 7th and 8th grade students (with parental participation & permission) to pray the rosary in front of a PP abortion mill on Jan. 23rd (anniversary of roe v. wade). The kids wanted to do this. (They wanted to do something to actively oppose abortion.) They even witnessed a few couples going into the mill. We were peaceful, non-confrontational, and respectful. We quietly prayed the rosary and other prayers. What was so surprising (and shocked the kids) was that it was the ADULTS coming from the mill (probably abortionists and other abortion workers going on their lunch break) who got into their cars and then shouted obscenities at us and the kids. One older man in a suit and tie rolled down his window, cursed the kids, gave them the finger, and then spat on them. Nice, huh? There wasn’t a single word uttered by the kids to this ignoramus. They said nothing and made no gestures. They seemed to know that to do so would have been inappropriate. They were amazing. One girl told me she prayed for that man and offered her suffering for those babies who would die that day. There were two other teachers, a bunch of parents, and about 40 kids there that day. We weren’t allowed too close to the building, so we stayed on this sort of cul-de-sac thing and it was icy, snowy and very cold. But, the kids loved it. We did this every Jan. 23rd for about 6 years while I was there. I believe the school still does it.
RightOnLeftCoast: Yes, I am aware. However, her rulings are legitimate and are upheld by other courts. Yes, I know that the litigants are generally not made to pay, but they also have to show proof that they are unable to pay the fines/rulings. It is still fun to watch Judge Judy rake them over the coals. Judge Judy is not a fake judge. She spent over 40 years as a family court judge in New York City. I’m sure she handled her “real” cases with equal veracity!