Far be it from us to tell an officer of the court how to do his/her job, but we have to say, when you're sentencing a man to 13 1/2 years in prison for shooting a man in a bar fight, it's probably not appropriate to start yelling, "Let's Go Seahawks! Let's Go Seahawks!"
But that's what Judge Beverly Grant of Tacoma, Wash. did last week, and she apologized yesterday, saying, "I take full responsibility, particularly as it has impacted the Patricelli family, the judiciary system and others." For the record, we support the expression of fandom while dealing with cases of capital crime; who can forget the famous sentencing of John Wayne Gacy to the dulcet tones of "The Super Bowl Shuffle?"
Judge Apologizes For Super Bowl Cheer [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]