Judge Angel Lopez
What becomes apparent after reading this is that Lane was smart to take the plea deal since the case was a fix against him.
The only reason they made this plea deal was to avoid the circus of a real trial, and it would have been a circus.
Lopez appeared scornful of Jensen throughout the hearing, comparing him to a blogger who had run an extortion site where he accused people of having sexually-transmitted diseases.
"Mr. Jensen, you seem to enjoy being bathed in public attention," Lopez said. "You have my attention. What do you want to say?" (for once Lane knew to keep his mouth shut) SOURCE
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.