Skip to comments.Judge Brim wants job back after insanity acquittal
Posted on 02/06/2013 3:13:21 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
February 5, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- In Chicago, Judge Cynthia Brim wants to return to the bench. The Cook County judge was found not guilty by reason of insanity in connection with a shoving incident a involving a sheriff's deputy.
Five times in the last 19 years, Cynthia Brim was hospitalized for treatment of a bipolar-related mental illness, including one instance in which paramedics had to remove her from her Markham courtroom. It's unclear to what extent her superiors were aware of her mental health needs.
The altercation took place at the Daley Center last year, and shortly after that incident she was suspended from her job.
Last fall, she received enough votes to be retained as a judge even though her mental health issues were unknown by the public.
"For whatever mixture of reasons, the judicial review mechanisms fell short in this instance," said Prof. Harold Krent, Kent Law.
"Mental illness is a personal private issue but when you're wearing a robe in court rendering justice, you have awesome power," David Morrison, Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, argued, saying voters should have been made aware of her mental health issues before deciding whether she should stay on the bench.
Should judges be held to a different standard when people in all walks of life with mental health issues are able to function normally with medication?
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That’s someone right there who shouldn’t have a gun.
Apparently she doesn't take her medication.
I wish I could say "Only in Chicago".
Sounds like Supreme Court material. I’m sure she’s already on Obama’s short list.
I chuckled sadly when I read the part of the article wherein her attorney states that she now recognizes going off of her meds was a mistake.
My mom (RIP) was bipolar, and whenever she was on her meds she knew that was the right thing.
And when she was off her meds, the entire world was just a buzzkill for her, and the meds were (as she said) killing her.
I confess I’m conflicted on this story. Folks shouldn’t lose their jobs due to a medical condition, but at the same time, an off her bipolar meds judge is not someone I’d like to be in court with.
I knew it.....
Sure. Makes perfect sense.
Yeah, me too.
What’s the problem? She’s a perfect fit for Chicago.
Like Crazy dude!
“everybody sentenced by this mutt should file an appeal for her to prove she wasn’t depressed at sentencing...”
Who went to jail?? Maybe she figured “jail is so bleak, lonely, depressing and hopeless, and then when you get out you’ve got a record that follows you everywhere...Let him go!”;)
Why not, the country could use a few more insane judges! After all, what difference does it make? At this point? In time?
Was there ever any doubt? 0dumb0’s people & Holder’s people once again are the perps. No suprise here!
People in all walks of life don’t make life and death judgments about OTHER people’s lives. They don’t send them away for years.
No, there are enough problems with judges, we don’t need one sitting on the bench who’s got such big mental issues. She could maybe get a group rate at an institution with her cousin JJJr?
Just another proof that the idiots really are running the asylum! What asylum? Oh, the asylum that used to be the greatest nation on Earth, it was called the land of the free and the home of the brave, it is now the land of the stupid and the home of the crazy.