Rodriguez-Chomat: Noun: Judge in a criminal division who bears a passing resemblance to the writer Ernest Hemingway. Usage: "I have a trial scheduled today before Judge Rodriguez-Chomat."
Verb: "Rodriguez-Chomated": To be, as a judge, the recipient of visual or verbal abuse from a defendant, especially during bond hearings. Usage: " Some Defendant Rodriguez-Chomated Judge Venzer during bond hearings today."
Here's what happened during the bond hearing on Wednesday:
The Defendant was in a bad mood, but it was his lucky day, because he ran into an experienced judge who knew just what to do. From your Local 10 website:
"That b*tch stabbed me! F*cking b*tch! Your officers beat my ass so f*ck you!" he continued. "They beat my ass and stabbed my ass! I had a restraining order against that b*tch! F*ck you!"
"I can't imagine why, sir," replied Venzer.
"F*ck you and your court! F*ck you! Can't nobody -- you can't judge me!" he answered.
"You know what I am going to do, Mr. Leveille?" she said.
"I don't give a f*ck what you do. Go to hell. You can go to hell for all I care," answered Leveille.
Venzer sent Leveille back to his cell, where he spoke with a public defender, then brought him back for the afternoon bond session.
There's an old axiom that by the time a Judge holds someone in contempt, the Judge has already lost control.
In this case, Judge Venzer did an admirable job of divorcing herself from the defendant's anger and ad hominem attacks. She kept control of herself and the court, and did what a judge is supposed to do. Well done Judge Venzer. Well done indeed.