Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Cook County judge who shoved deputy escapes punishment, claims insanity -- but may return to the bench

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Cook County judge who shoved deputy escapes punishment, claims insanity -- but may return to the bench

Well Judges in Cook County make $182,000 a year in salaries. So why wouldn't a judge who shoved a deputy, plead that she was insane at the time and then turn around and hope for her job back. That's a lot of money.

Cook County judges are notorious for corruption and political bias. Hispanic judges rule in favor of Hispanics. Black judges rule in favor of Blacks. White judges rule in favor of their favorite political party. And while they claim to be objective, they have to seek election and retention in a corrupt political system that no one seems able to change and that is used by the media to strengthen their own selfish interests.

It's a smoldering pot of mud!

Democratic Party backed Judge Cynthia Brim was charged last March with shoving a deputy.Shoving is a physical act of violence, that can lead to worse if not checked.

Brim is no stranger to controversy. The Bar Association has publicly recommended that the public reject Brim as a judge since elections in 2000, but voters keep returning her to office, according to a news story in the Chicago Tribune. Click here to read the story. She was first elected in 1995.

Turns out Brim has a history of psychiatric problems that were diagnosed years ago. In 2004, she just froze at the bench during the middle of a court hearing and deputies had to call for medical help.

But isn't that what makes a Cook County judge special? Many of them are rude, biased and unfair. But no one monitors their actions. When you talk about the policy of omerta among corrupt or dishonest Chicago Police, it doesn't even come close to the omerta that has the power of the judicial backing.

Brim says she wants to return to her job. Why wouldn't she. It's the only place where someone with emotional issues and challenges with ethics can earn a strong six-figure taxpayer funded income.

-- Ray Hanania

Read more at the Very Bad Judges Blog.

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