And being jailed shook her to the core.
I think that this is the case every time – being jailed isn’t a nice thing for anyone.
At the jail down the street, Valentine had to change into a jumpsuit. Her mug shot was taken — without her head scarf.
She was let out of jail later that day. Her attorney, M. Khurram Baig, said he does not know why she was released so quickly.
“It’s been devastating for her,” Baig said. “We’re talking about a major life-altering event for somebody to realize that everything they thought they knew about our justice system may not actually be the case. So she’s been shook to her core.”
Douglasville authorities describe the day’s events somewhat differently.
I’ll bet they do!
But is it a matter that their should be a dress code for people entering a court? I would say no – but that is just me. Blind justice and all that. How many judges see it that way we can only speculate.
In a news release, police said Valentine repeatedly used the expletive [bullshit], told the bailiff that the judge was “racist,” pointed her finger toward the officer, and “became loud enough that she attracted the attention of another officer.”
The news release said an officer did tell Valentine she could not leave, “and placed her hand on Mrs. Valentine’s wrist.”
“Mrs. Valentine resisted the officer’s efforts by stiffening her arm, but did not physically fight with the officer,” the release said.
When Judge Keith Rollins was told of the incident, the news release said, he ordered her jailed for 10 days.
Well, she was out of jail the same day – but…
The Douglasville Police Department said Monday its officers will undergo “sensitivity and cultural diversity training”