As a defense attorney, I got to admit that at 1st I believed the facts posted on the defendant's website and thought the punishment was way harsh.
But after going to Glick's ctrm. for the hearing yesterday, I was wrong. It came out that defendant has 5 or 6 arrests (I lost count), in several different states, violations of probation and a previous case where she punched a cop before.
She's also lost her control in court yelling at her own attorney and in the hallway at the trial witnesses.
Truthfully I would have put a little bit of a beatdown on this defendant too. Even African-American community activist Georgia Aires got up yesterday and spoke and said she herself had no sympathy for the defendant and defendant needs to learn some r-e-s-p-e-c-t and made her recite it.
And it was said yesterday and then confirmed in this morning's Miami Herald local section that the State DID recommend 3 years prison.
Still think the punishment was a little excessive, but good for Glick at least giving the unborn kid a shot (assuming mom doesn't get arrested again) at being born outside a cell.