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ThreeDogs2022 t1_j8hzck4 wrote

Not just related to this but it's really disturbing to me how little can be done about openly biased or nutball judges.

This guy clearly isn't fit to run a basement, let alone a housing court, but other than reprimanding him what's to be done? He deleted his facebook account, now he's just a vile bigoted wanker who is....still a judge.

Another recent example: Judge Bruce Schroeder.

Also thinking about Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan. Sure they were eventually caught and even prosecuted but how many lives did they ruin, how much needless suffering did they cause, while they were untouchable?


ManWithTheCats t1_j8hkni7 wrote

It appears the dude’s brain isn’t functioning properly. Anybody who circulates that kind of goofy shit shouldn’t be in a position to make decisions that can affect anybody’s life.


Hen-stepper t1_j8hvxkp wrote

Anybody without a law degree, aka you, is in no position to make any recommendations about who is to remain a judge or not.

Have you seen his resume? Spoken to his references, interviewed him? Nope. What were we saying about proper brain functioning?


BlaineTog t1_j8hys64 wrote

I mean, you really don't need to know anything about someone other than that they believe this kind of shit to know that they have cottage cheese where their brain should be.

Also, this is a weird hill for you to die on when it's not just random redditors saying this guy is unfit to be a judge but the state's highest court after looking at his resume, speaking to his references, and interviewing him.


Visible-Education-98 t1_j8i59ww wrote

You, my friend, are the MOST dangerous judgemental type there is with a statement like yours “You don’t really need to know anything about a person other than that they believe this kind of shit to know they have …”. Just imagine if we all went around applying your logic for assessing a person’s intellect. WOW! Scary.


BlaineTog t1_j8iaaim wrote

Friend, I am being charitable here. If someone can't stop spouting absolute nonsense, especially when their job requires them to appear neutral and rational, the options are, "idiot," or, "asshole." There's no third option there. Sorry, I'm just calling it like it is. I don't mean to offend your delicate sensibilities.


NativeMasshole t1_j8icejr wrote

Kind of like when right wing news outlets go around spreading claims of fraud and corruption with no evidence?


Visible-Education-98 t1_j8ih8xa wrote

get Real


NativeMasshole t1_j8iu4hl wrote

Real like the evidence for election fraud that Republicans have never been able to show in court?


Visible-Education-98 t1_j8js5rc wrote

Please go find something a little more constructive to do with your time rather than picking arguments with people on Reddit. You are obviously a very angry person


Victor_Korchnoi t1_j8k5egq wrote

Lol, you are the only one here who seems worked up. Go sit on your thumb


adamdreaming t1_j8j3zbz wrote

Pretty sure the most dangerous judgmental type are mass shooters, not people that laugh at idiots that fall for low quality propaganda


Hen-stepper t1_j8hz9st wrote

Yes, one does need to know about the person. It sounds like you simply want to control people.


BlaineTog t1_j8i016g wrote

Hey, what about, "one does need to know about the person"? You don't know anything about me, my dude, yet you're diagnosing my real motivations off a brief post on reddit? Make up your mind! You can't even avoid contradicting yourself for one sentence, which is honestly impressive.

Also, are you going to address that the SJC agrees with us, or nah?


Hen-stepper t1_j8i3crk wrote

Excuse me, but the contradiction is entirely yours. I have had an entire discussion with you and I am addressing each point. You are extrapolating everything from a screenshot of a Facebook post.

You said that one does not even need to know about the person’s qualifications as a judge, that this post in particular is sufficient. There is a contradiction because one does need to know about the person to determine whether they will make or remain a good judge. You are not being assessed for any job and your entire line of reasoning here only proves that you fail to pay attention.


BlaineTog t1_j8ib6qb wrote

> I am addressing each point.

Ok now you're just straight-up lying and/or delusional. It is comical that you'd think this will fly when your posts are still visible. Like, we can see that you didn't do that, dude. We can see it.

EDIT: You do know that blocking me doesn't mean that other people can't see your lies, right? Your posts are still there, dude! Everyone else knows what you're doing.


The-Shattering-Light t1_j8icnob wrote

They’re just sea-lioning


BlaineTog t1_j8icu4b wrote

Yeah, I agree. It's just wild when someone tries to do this on a public forum where the posts are all available to anyone who cares to look.


adamdreaming t1_j8j3chw wrote

You are not addressing each point and it doesn’t matter because you are conflating a chat forum where people casually share opinions with some sort of formal duty. You seem like someone isn’t following one of your personal protocols or your preferred etiquette but those are not the protocols or etiquette of this forum. People saying what they want to say here is not wrong.

I think you are just trying to control people


Rob_Drinkovich t1_j8ibswi wrote

Sounds like you also shared this post on facebook


Hen-stepper t1_j8id38y wrote

Cool, a witch hunt.


breakmyheart01 t1_j8inbgt wrote

I always wonder if the Nazi's said the people coming after them were taking part in a witch hunt.


ManWithTheCats t1_j8ifwuu wrote

If you say things like “orangemanbad” in a pathetic attempt at writing off all criticism of Wannabe Hitler, you have proven yourself to be mentally incompetent. Good day.


adamdreaming t1_j8j2fal wrote

If this was lawyer level shit than yeah, let lawyers argue about it but it isn’t.

I don’t think level of education needs to a barrier to asking or getting an answer to lots of questions that post raises.


How and where does one “check out the list of key domestic contacts for China” is there a list? Can you be more precise than just the general area of one of the biggest populations on the earth? Where is the directory that one “checks”? If there is an actual list then we know by Trumps tax returns that he should be on it. Is he? Than why target Dems? Is he not? Then how do we even know list is real and objective, and not propaganda born of political bias?

TL;DR f off gatekeeper


Chewyville t1_j8i61cc wrote

I think he was saying that he’s rather have some in there like Shelly Joseph. No mean words were spoken by Shelly Joseph


Prolapsia t1_j8it0rf wrote

This turd is completely bias and almost certainly corrupt. How can we have any faith in the justice system when people like this are allowed to run amok and ruin lives?


chichichops t1_j8lv339 wrote

Imagine how triggered you all would be if a judge was reprimanded for posting pro-lgbtq, pro-choice, or blm content…. This can’t work one way guys… sorry. I’m honestly amazed how nobody here understands how dangerous this stuff is..


warlocc_ t1_j8mrk74 wrote

I think reprimanding him for posting biased stuff and making him stop is fine. Judges shouldn't be behaving in ways that make them look biased either way.

What gets me is how many people think he should be disbarred for having a different political opinion. That's some fascist, dystopian stuff right there.


Pappa_Crim t1_j8jfvqo wrote

While it prents a bit poorly there is nothing in his posts that indicate bias in terms of housing. In fact there is one post where he seems angry at Pelosi for holding up what I think is a stimulus check.


warlocc_ t1_j8jqrjd wrote

This honestly sounds like a nothingburger. None of his posts have anything to do with his actual job, they just look terrible, which makes his office look terrible. They told him to cut it out, and he is. Seems pretty much like everything's actually working as intended for a change.


waffles2go2 t1_j8k7bqe wrote

IDK, I'd hope public servants wouldn't spread conspiracy theories but my bar seems to be a bit higher than most.


warlocc_ t1_j8kh714 wrote

Right, which is why they told him to stop, and he did. I don't see an issue.


SteveInSomerville t1_j8luvfg wrote

I think the issue is that he's a HOUSING COURT JUDGE with an obviously BROKEN BRAIN. Not only does he fall for idiotic conspiracy theories, he's dumb enough to spread them on Facebook.


warlocc_ t1_j8mt02f wrote

At the end of the day, lots of dumb people are perfectly good at their jobs.

Unless you really think the government should discriminate based on politics, telling people like this not to make the office look bad is about all we can do.


Twinkidsgoback t1_j8mb74v wrote

And what about clearly biased judges on the other side of the isle? Should they be kicked off the bench? Any no responses proves my point


spg1611 t1_j8o09ze wrote

Judges are all political lol I guess posting memes is the line


BrockVegas t1_j8ru7jp wrote

It took much longer than I suspected to find the name "Hunter Biden"

I find it so hard to believe that we still clown around and tolerate the toddler tantrums they throw.

And after Jan 6....why are we still pretending it is all just a matter of differing fiscal opinions again?


YukaBazuka t1_j8m062r wrote

How do ppl like him become a judge? Insane ppl


t00_much_caffeine t1_j8kczt3 wrote

‘Publicly reprimanded’ so…. No real punishment or accountability?


SteveInSomerville t1_j8luwvv wrote

Call me the next time the punishment for shoplifting or simple assault is a "public reprimand."


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RoyalSloth t1_j8hx087 wrote

Do you not see the problem of a judge posting right-wing conspiracy theories?

I mean, you obviously don’t and will probably just have some fun and creative insult to lay on me for daring to question you, but it wouldn’t hurt to at least try to pretend like you’re still living in the same reality as the rest of us, instead of exhibiting one of the most out-there persecution complexes I’ve ever seen


Hen-stepper t1_j8hy2ph wrote

What are you essentially saying is that you either do not wish to or are incapable of refuting this judge’s assertion, which you call a conspiracy theory, and so due to your lack of effort or ability you have decided that it is better to get the person fired. In my mind that is an authoritarian mindset and an anti-debate mindset. I disagree with your methodology and the world that anti-intellectual social media brutes have created.

It doesn’t even dawn on you that the person’s view can be changed through persuasion. It’s just that they are “bad” which is ridiculous and false.


BlaineTog t1_j8hzqpy wrote

A judge's job is to be impartial. This chucklehead was making it abundantly clear that he was anything but. Even putting aside that we don't need to refute claims that have absolutely no evidence to recommend them, judges cannot fulfill the terms of their employment if they post a bunch of stuff that makes them look hopelessly biased and unhinged.

Would you want a judge known for making pro-BLM posts and replying, "ACAB," to every story about police misconduct to judge police brutality cases? Of course not, they would appear biased. Same thing here. Nobody would take this motormouth seriously and he would provide grounds for mistrials any time he sat a case with the barest whiff of politics attached to it.


Hen-stepper t1_j8i2j38 wrote

I do not believe you know what makes a qualified or unqualified judge. By your logic, you are saying that if a judge in their personal life is vegan, speaks about it, and a judge’s job is to be impartial, then your conclusion is that the judge should be fired? Judges have to be saints with no bias towards anything? Or what you are saying is they can be biased but cannot express this?

ACAB and BLM are absolutely different because a judge works with cops and black people. A judge’s very mild personal opinion about Joe Biden and China has absolutely nothing to do with their job. A judge’s job is to interpret the law.

You are witch hunting this judge because at face value you believe that you disagree with his politics. Based on a screen shot from Facebook.


RandomRandomPenguin t1_j8i6x9u wrote

I love how you conveniently ignored that the Supreme Court in MA agrees that his conduct was unfit. Pretty sure they know what makes a qualified judge.


Hen-stepper t1_j8i9jdo wrote

A slap on the wrist so that people would leave them alone? So you agree with a reprimand and not a firing? Okay then.


RandomRandomPenguin t1_j8ial78 wrote

Way to move the goalposts dude. There is a world that you agree with the evaluation but disagree with the consequence. Or is your brain too mushy to contemplate that?

Maybe just take a breather here and realize your position is full of holes

Edit: did you serious just block me because you couldn’t take the discussion?


Hen-stepper t1_j8iccql wrote

You cited the SJC’s actions and now you are upset that I referenced that same resource?

You think you can bully other people around because they don’t conform to your ideology. That’s what this is about and it is coming out right now. People of your ilk made the political right into what they are the day today.


twendall777 t1_j8i7sw0 wrote

>A judge’s very mild personal opinion about Joe Biden and China has absolutely nothing to do with their job.

I hardly think accusing POTUS of treason is "mild". And spreading unproven conspiracies shows a lack of critical thinking and judgement skills needed for his position. Especially since he's reciting Trump's exact words in some of his posts. Whether it affects his job or not will be determined by his decisions. We have seen out of Texas that biased political affiliation can in fact affect a judge's decisions though. At the very least, he can be 100% fair and impartial in every decision he makes, but his posts show he has a political bias and will leave doubt in a lot of people's minds.


Hen-stepper t1_j8i8mky wrote

These are politicians… I don’t know why people think it is unlikely that Biden has some connection to China. Even if it isn’t meaningful. I voted for Jill Stein who had connections to Russia. Trump had connections to Russia. A judge couldn’t remark about Trump’s possible connection to Putin? Why??

This is purely political. The townies here hate anything that resembles conservative thought.


twendall777 t1_j8i9j9a wrote

Did you not read the whole article? He specifically calls Biden corrupt and traitorous and accuses him of taking kickbacks from China and Ukraine. He takes a shot at Pelosi. He rants about Hunter's laptop, refers to Trump as the most investigated president in history, and makes the whole "orange man bad" joke. This isn't a judge demonstrating conservative thought. This is a judge showing clear bias based on unfounded accusations and conspiracies. As a judge, evidence should be his basis of decisions, not his political bias. This doesn't just affect the judge either. Showing impartiality can cause a loss of faith in the whole MA court system. He deserves to be reprimanded.


The-Shattering-Light t1_j8icyml wrote

Of course they didn’t read the article. You expect a right wing apologist to read anything that contradicts the opinions they want?


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The-Shattering-Light t1_j8ioi7i wrote

Amazing that you’d say that after defending parroted propaganda 🤣


Hen-stepper t1_j8iz3un wrote

Get lost and go hit up the Fox News comments section if you want to pick a fight.


BlaineTog t1_j8ialdf wrote

> The townies here hate anything that resembles conservative thought.

I haven't seen anything that resembles thought from Conservatives in years, and it is honestly depressing. Everyone suffers from this.


BlaineTog t1_j8i9djk wrote

Ok, so you're going to ignore that it was the SJC that said this judge was out of line. Got it.


Chewyville t1_j8i6dw1 wrote

Left views good. Right views bad. Two legs good. Four legs bad.


fireschitz t1_j8ienv6 wrote

It seems like Michaud undermined public confidence in the independence, impartiality, and integrity of the judiciary by violating several parts of the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct. These violations give the impression that a person or organization could be influencing him, and he has publicly endorsed or opposed candidates for public office. Are you a big fan of judges that are partial? And if so why? And if not why would you say who cares?


Hen-stepper t1_j8ih4nb wrote

I don’t give a fuck how a judge votes. If he said nothing and simply voted for Trump, make a Reddit post here about it and the same sharks will try to get him fired.


TheCakemeister t1_j8itf3k wrote

You're the one talking about how they vote. Unless you have proof of your absurd claim, it should be treated as the nonsense it is.

He's publicly been a Republican since at least 2010, and has had his position since 2018. Can you show me people saying he should be fired before these comments surfaced?

What about the other 245 people nominated by Baker (R)? I'm sure some of them are also Trump supporters, are people calling for them to be fired?


fireschitz t1_j8ii96i wrote

Ok well my comment was a direct quote from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court so I was just establishing that you have no idea what you’re talking about


jpk195 t1_j8hllus wrote

Conspiracy theories aren’t “conservative”.


Love getting downvotes when posting indisputable facts.

These aren’t the same, and politicizing crazy shit gives cover to the people who post it.

Call them conspiracies, not “conservative Facebook posts”


BlaineTog t1_j8hy97t wrote

Brother, I have some bad news for you: conspiracy theories are the only thing holding Conservatism in the US together right now.


jpk195 t1_j8isgp6 wrote

Everyone realizes that.

What they might not realize is that if you call crazy shit like this “conservative” you are legitimizing it.

It’s a conspiracy theory. Full stop.


BlaineTog t1_j8j2ok3 wrote

Bold of you to assume Conservatism has any legitimacy left after 45 took the party to Fascism Land.


cveolisnt t1_j8hqd2d wrote

Did you not see them all during the pandemic? Or really any time during human existence? Lmfao

You can screech all you want, we all know


Otherwise-Sky1292 t1_j8ict24 wrote

Conservatives are on conspiracy theories like freaking cocaine, man.


jpk195 t1_j8irmd0 wrote

We all know this.

But there’s nothing “conservative” about this.

They are conspiracies. If you treat them as a political viewpoint you legitimize them.


Otherwise-Sky1292 t1_j8iskvt wrote

"If you treat them as a political viewpoint you legitimize them."

That's what conservatives do with them ALL THE TIME


jpk195 t1_j8j3bry wrote

> That's what conservatives do with them ALL THE TIME

So why help them?