March 07, 2015
Here Scum de Judge

From The Guardian, another specimen of human filth from post-racist America:

The judge in Ferguson, Missouri, who is accused of fixing traffic tickets for himself and colleagues while inflicting a punishing regime of fines and fees on the city’s residents, also owes more than $170,000 in unpaid taxes.

Ronald J. Brockmeyer, whose court allegedly jailed impoverished defendants unable to pay fines of a few hundred dollars, has a string of outstanding debts to the US government dating back to 2007, according to tax filings obtained by the Guardian from authorities in Missouri.

Brockmeyer, 70, was this week singled out by Department of Justice investigators as being a driving force behind Ferguson’s strategy of using its municipal court to aggressively generate revenues. The policy has been blamed for a breakdown in relations between the city’s overwhelmingly white authorities and residents, two-thirds of whom are African American.

Investigators found Brockmeyer had boasted of creating a range of new court fees, “many of which are widely considered abusive and may be unlawful”. A city councilman opposing the judge’s reappointment was warned “switching judges would/could lead to loss of revenue”.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at March 07, 2015 05:40 PM
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$170,000 now or the slammer and work detail until the fine is paid. Disbarment.
For starts.

Posted by: Dave on March 7, 2015 9:30 PM

What this country needs is a few trials modeled after Nuremberg. Here in PA they actually break the NIH's Nuremberg rules and feel no shame in so doing.

Posted by: bp on March 7, 2015 11:10 PM

@ bp: Trials modeled after Nuremberg? Forget it. Nuremberg was a one-off trial trying to find ways to prosecute the vilest of offenders who had committed crimes too hateful to imagine and still thought of themselves as noble men acting in the best of mankind (?) being guilty of no crime ecxept following orders and enforcing existing law.
My mother was there in Nuremberg as an interpreter, and her image of the USA (being German herself) was shaped by these trials. As was mine.
Well, disappointment means to overcome self-deception.

Posted by: Peter on March 8, 2015 1:34 PM
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