"He who is compassionate to the cruel will ultimately become cruel to the compassionate." -Author unknown
Below is just a sample of the bad judges many Americans hold in contempt. This list will continue to grow as time permits. If you have any you would like me to add please contact me by email at; firstname.lastname@example.org I will give you full credit in the beginning of the entry. Thank you.
Maryland Judge Joseph Manck earlier this year sentenced a brutal child molester, a man who sexually abused his eight-year-old daughter for seven years to just four months in jail.
Well, now Manck has made another irresponsible decision, and this one may have led to the murder of 19-year-old Samantha McQuillin.
Twenty-three-year-old Matthew Dieterle was convicted of assault and unlawfully carrying an unregistered handgun with the serial number filed of in 2002. Judge Manck gave him 18 months and released him four months short of that on probation.
Almost immediately Dieterle was into legal trouble. Another judge ordered him to stay away from a woman he was bothering. Soon after that, authorities charged the man with another assault. Judge Manck did nothing. And even allowed Dieterle to move to Florida, removing his Maryland probation entirely, even though he violated his parole.
Dieterle allegedly murdered 19-year-old Samantha McQuillin. Florida police say he stabbed and strangled the woman to death, leaving her bloody body in a bathtub.
This judge is yet again proof that there are enemies of US citizens on the bench. How many enemies will we allow? How many innocents have to die?
At the trial, prosecutors noted Fisher had been bounced from Syracuse University after similar incidents in women's dorm rooms had led to four arrests for burglary.
Fisher's latest arrest was on May 30, when he was allegedly caught naked and masturbating on the stoop in front of his home.Fisher lives a half-block from the Bleecker Park playground, and less than a mile from several public and private schools.
Nebraska Judge Kristine Cecava Rules Man Too Short For Jail
District Judge Kristine Cecava of Cheyenne County sentenced Richard Thompson, 50, on two counts of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. He was given 10 years of probation by a judge who said the man was too small to survive prison. His sentence to intensive supervision probation means he'll be electronically monitored for 120 days, he cannot be alone with anyone under 18 and he can't date or live with anyone whose children are under 18.
On Thursday, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said he'll appeal the decision.
"I don't care if he's 3 feet tall," Bruning said. "It's an abomination. My office will appeal it. If you abuse a child, you're going to pay a price."
During the sentencing, Cecava told Thompson that he should serve time, but she said his height makes him a potential victim in jail.
Are people of Thompson's height at risk in jail? Carol Durham, with the Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Jail, said Thompson may face trouble behind bars, but not because he's short.
"We have individuals that are small that have functioned very well in general population, and they've done that for years without any kinds of problems, and they're smaller than 5-foot-1," King said.
I 'll bet Richard Thompson didn't check his victims height before he raped her twice. I hope this damnable judge is held accountabe!
In December, while Richard Alton Morse Jr. was serving probation for stealing a purse from a car, he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. The new arrest violated his probation.
By Jan. 26, prosecutors still had not filed formal charges against Morse. They were having a difficult time finding a homeless witness. Lopez released Morse on his own recognizance. Two days later, Morse was arrested again and charged with killing the missing witness.
In another case prosecutors vehemently objected when he set bail for a man who was charged in January with stabbing his nephew to death with a steak knife.
Edwin Kendrick had two convictions for assault and was on probation when he was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder.
Lopez said he thought the state's case might not hold water at trial. He suggested that he might release Kendrick on his own recognizance despite the murder charge and probation violation.
Keefe told the judge that Kendrick was a 'habitual violent offender' who killed a man while on probation.
'The state, with all the possible strength it can muster, objects violently to this defendant getting any bond,' Keefe said, according to the transcript.
Lopez said he knew that he could hold Kendrick but, given the facts, he questioned whether it would be just. Lopez decided to release Kendrick on his own recognizance with an ankle monitor.
Kendrick remains free pending his murder trial.
He also released another violent criminal and white supremacist Michael Allen Phillips on $30,000 bail two months before he fatally shot a Hillsborough County sheriff's sergeant Ron Hamlin Harrison. How many must die needlessly before this judge gets the message?
Lopez resigned, and later made a deal with the state Commission on Judicial Conduct: She would apologize for berating a court officer without admitting she had violated the judicial code. One of her most famous quotes; "There's only one person who decides the truth here. I DO!!"
A Montgomery Co. judge Katherine Savage dismissed a child rape case against a Liberian immigrant, although it was a slam dunk case where the perp had admitted guilt. She said it was because there were no interpreters for the man's trial, a Baltimore County State Delegate is calling for the judge's impeachment.
Independent news crews have been able to find interpreters within hours. Why couldn't they find one in three years?"The decision was reckless. It was inappropriate, and I'm taking the action that I have as authority as a General Assembly member and state legislator," McDonough told WBAL News.On Tuesday of last week, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Katherine Savage dismissed the case of Mahamu Kanneh, who was charged in 2004 with raping and molesting a seven-year-old and a two-year-old.. The judge ruled the delay in finding an interpreter violated Kanneh's constitutional right to a speedy trial.
Baltimore County Delegate Pat McDonough says the decision by Judge Katherine Savage is wrong.McDonough says he will pursue either an impeachment action or address action against the renegade judge.
(No Photo Available) Judge James Munley Tosses Hazleton Immigration Law on July 27, 2007 A federal judge struck down Hazleton's tough anti-illegal immigration law, ruling unconstitutional a measure that has been copied around the country. U.S. District Judge James Munley voided the law based on testimony from a nine-day trial held in March. Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta called the decision bizarre and said he intends to file an appeal. "This was a case where a federal judge protected the rights of anonymous illegal aliens," he told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "This fight's far from over." The Republican mayor had pushed for the strict laws last summer after two illegal immigrants were charged in a fatal shooting. Barletta argued that illegal immigrants brought drugs, crime and gangs to the city of more than 30,000, overwhelming police and schools. Immigrant groups sued, saying the laws usurp the federal government's exclusive power to regulate immigration, deprive residents of their constitutional rights to equal protection, and violate state and federal housing law. In a 206-page opinion, Munley said the act was pre-empted by federal law and would violate due process rights. "Whatever frustrations ... the city of Hazleton may feel about the current state of federal immigration enforcement, the nature of the political system in the United States prohibits the city from enacting ordinances that disrupt a carefully drawn federal statutory scheme," Munley wrote.
Judge Karen Hall
Jerry Wayne Love who pleaded guilty to three felony charges of first-degree sodomy in the repeated sexual abuse of three of his adopted children will not serve any time in prison. Renegade Circuit Judge Karen Hall ordered Love to spend five years on probation and undergo treatment in a sex offender program.
Love, 51, of 3202 Overhill St., pleaded guilty to charges of sodomizing three young boys he and his wife adopted.
Now here's the kicker:
Prior to serving as circuit judge, she was a Madison County District Judge and an Assistant District Attorney. She served as the Division Chief in the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Unit from 1989 to 1993 and prosecuted only violent crimes from 1994 to 1996. Although the defendent had plead guilty he maintained his innocence thoughout the trial. Judge Karen Hall must have believed him. I wonder if she believed him to be innocent enough to allow him around her children or grandchildren. (If she has any)