Friday, September 03, 2010

Judging Poorly

I'd not noted it at the time, but a little while ago the victim of a dreadful crime which I had posted about commented about it on my blog and rounded out the story with this bit:
I have been trying to point the finger for over a year now and the kid who stabed me the judge let him go cause why?He was a minor and she did not want to ruin his life by putting him in jail. But what about me?
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The judge who had the case was in trouble cause she just had a case were she let a kid go everyone said was dangerous and she said she did not want to ruin his life he got out of jail and shot someone in the face days later!
They tried to get her taken out of office.
Her name is Judge keough.

Judge Kathleen Keough as it turns out. Needless to say, you have the mind of a tree stump if you vote for Judge Keough, a Judge who herself should be jailed for gross incompetence (guess which party endorsement she has...oh come on, it's not that hard!)

I bring it up because it turns out that Cleveland has at least one other brutally incompetent judge in Judge Alison Floyd:
We want to know why a Cuyahoga County judge just released an accused 16-year-old charged with sexually assaulting an eight year old.
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Floyd's latest decision is just another in a string of questionable ones.

In the spring of 2006, two teens accused of starting a fire at a school got a big break from Floyd. They caused $300,000 worth of damage. One was sentenced to the custody of mom and the other walked because the prosecutions' main witness never showed.

In another case, she ruled there was no evidence a teen with a loaded gun threatened to shoot a cop.

She said prosecutors failed to show probable cause. That teen later pled guilty in adult court to the charges and got 12 years in prison.

Another Floyd decision: two teens robbed and stabbed a man in downtown Cleveland. Floyd gave the main attacker probation.
All that and they even missed (at least) one!
A Juvenile Court judge has ordered three teenage girls who were victims of sexual assault to submit to polygraph tests, baffling prosecutors and upsetting the victims.

Cuyahoga Juvenile Court Judge Alison Floyd ordered victims connected with four separate cases to be examined after she had found their attackers delinquent, the Juvenile Court equivalent of guilty.
Now I'll bet there's no way that you'll be able to guess her party affiliation as well!

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