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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:25 PM

Thousands of U.S. judges who broke laws or oaths remained on the bench

Source: Reuters

In the past dozen years, state and local judges have repeatedly escaped public accountability for misdeeds that have victimized thousands. Nine of 10 kept their jobs, a Reuters investigation found including an Alabama judge who unlawfully jailed hundreds of poor people, many of them Black, over traffic fines.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-judges-misconduct/



Goes hand in hand with the protests. The corrupt judges and judicial system should be right up there with law enforcement with defund/dismantle reform/remake.

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Reply Thousands of U.S. judges who broke laws or oaths remained on the bench (Original post)
Roc2020 Jun 30 OP
LiberalFighter Jun 30 #1
Scruffy1 Jun 30 #8
iemitsu Jun 30 #2
bucolic_frolic Jun 30 #3
mahina Jun 30 #4
thesquanderer Jun 30 #5
Roc2020 Jun 30 #6
TheFourthMind Jun 30 #7
not_the_one Jul 1 #9
usajumpedtheshark Jul 1 #10

Response to Roc2020 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:27 PM

1. All of them need to be removed and lose their pension.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:32 PM

8. It is pretty much impossible to remove someones pension.

those benefits earned are part and parcel of the payroll. It's not going to happen and I don't think it's a good idea to change. Imageine if the Republican party could take away the pensions of public servants. They would kiss ass even more.

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Response to Roc2020 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:44 PM

2. The judicial system needs an overhaul

just like the police forces.
We need to have some justice in America.

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:52 PM

3. Entrenched justice

I'm sure most lawyers are ethical, but it's a system that grows and grows. Many intergenerational firms. Everybody's been a lawyer for 75 years, they do business with the state, the judicial system needs more money, larger courthouses, more jails, fees go up to pay for it all. It's a legal Leviathan.

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Response to Roc2020 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:57 PM

4. Holy crap.

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Response to Roc2020 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:36 PM

5. This is something else Biden should campaign on fixing. n/t

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:39 PM

6. yes. it's been swept under the rug

for far too long. these judges get away with so much corruption and bad behavior. Definitely should be an election topic.

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Response to Roc2020 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:54 PM

7. Cogs in the wheel of the Prison-Industrial Complex. Police. Judge. Prison. Repeat. nt

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Response to Roc2020 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:33 AM

9. Just a suggestion...

Biden's transition team should make a list of every one of these judges who broke laws or oaths in ways that can be documented.

On January 21st, notify ALL of them that they have two choices. Resign, effective immediately, or they will be impeached.

Then do just that. They can resign, or face 24/7 hell.

If the tsunami is big enough, and the # of democratic senate seats is high enough we could very well have the votes to do it.

Hell, we could start with Kavanaugh and Thomas. Kavanaugh lied to Congress. Thomas would just resign. He wouldn't have to guts to stay.

And then go down the judgeship food chain. We could more than compensate the damage the turd has done to the judicial system.

Again, just a thought.

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Response to Roc2020 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:05 AM

10. Unfortunately

I don't think Biden could do much about state and local judges.

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