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Illinois Democrat judge found not guilty by reason of insanity

Illinois Democrat judge found not guilty by reason of insanity

The Professor wrote about the Illinois judge Cynthia Brim who had been suspended since March 2011, charged with assaulting a sheriff’s deputy and throwing her keys as she entered the courthouse where she worked in downtown Chicago.

This week, Brim was found not guilty by reason of insanity, but what is even more astounding is the process that will ensue in order to remove her from the bench:

Despite being found legally insane by the court, Brim can’t simply be booted from the bench. According to the Sun-Times, an Illinois Supreme Court spokesman said two things must happen before a judge’s removal: the Judicial Inquiry Board must file a complaint, and the Illinois Courts Commission must have a hearing to determine if the complaint is justified.

“That’s a constitutional requirement,” Supreme Court spokesman Joseph Tybor said.

Per the judge’s orders, Brim must undergo a mental health evaluation by the Illinois Department of Human Services which must be submitted for review by March, reports DNAinfo Chicago. Brim could face court-mandated treatment when she returns to court March 15.

Grumpy Elder writes:

What is even more astounding than the verdict is that the Chicago Tribune speculates, “The insanity verdict could aid the judge’s effort to return to the bench.” Yes, they actually wrote that in the article linked above.

This probably could not come from any other source besides the den of iniquity and corruption that is Chicago politics. Of course, Chicago voters are also responsible for this kind of foolishness as well and they apparently cannot see what criminals, mental patients and those declared by a court to be certifiably insane are doing to their city. Apparently at least, some of them are running the city….

The Judge has had so many problems, bar associations have been recommending she be removed from her $182,000 a year job since 2000. But low and behold, somehow the wonderful voters of Chicagoland can’t see that there is a serious problem with the woman.

The Chicago voters may have been confused after the Cook County Democrat party apparently endorsed Brim along with all the other Democrat judges.

H/T Grumpy Elder 


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I’m shocked, shocked! Here’s the hard question: was her acquittal racism, or political hackery, or professional courtesy, or all three?

Only in Chicago.

No doubt we get the government we deserve. Unfortunately, when it comes to judges, 1) few no anything about them since there is very little media dedicated to them and 2) most skip that part of the ballot. Hence, insane judges get to continue on doing insane things.

I’d speculate that most politicians, which include judges, are egotistical sociopaths to some degree. Some, as in this case, display their insanity, others believe they are the 2nd coming and still others simply prefer to dominate young dominican girls.

Illustrating Chicagoland Idiocy, Mayhem and Stupidity at

Unfortunately the legally insane, along with the illegally insane, 🙂 are in control of the state, so we lowly “down-staters” get the boot of Quinn and others on our necks, though he lost all but Chicago in a landslide. And the illegal aliens in Chicago have their own district.

If I understand correctly, the illegals get counted in the census which is used to determine how many representatives are sent to DC. That number amounts to one full Chicago district, even though they can’t technically vote. I’m not sure if those are exactly “rotten boroughs”, but they are making the rest of us their beasts of burden.

I don’t think it is an entitlement mentality for those at the trough, so much as animalistic cravings. Crook County now has their man in Washington, and our judicial system is cracking under the strains of men like Holder and various levels of insanity behind the bench.

The Law … Frederic Bastiat

The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish!

If this is true, it is a serious fact, and moral duty requires me to call the attention of my fellow-citizens to it.

    Captain Obvious in reply to Midwest Rhino. | February 8, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    “Unfortunately the legally insane, along with the illegally insane”

    Hey now, that’s “the undocumented aspiring sane”. Don’t dehumanize the people willing to do the Crazy things Americans won’t do.

As with the Professors post just before this re Lizzie. One grows numb at the dems capacity for corrupt hypocrisy. No wonder the Emperor of Corruption, Fraud & Deceit wants to bring the nation into accord with his home principality of Chicago. Either connected or a mass of stupid insane subjects are so easy to control. Throw in a totally subservient lap dog press & it is perfect soil for a narcissistic, poser, control freak like Barry. Lizzie is a perfect addition to this Court of Lies. This judge an ideal Supreme Court of Jesters appointment.

TrooperJohnSmith | February 8, 2013 at 11:58 am

I have a serious question for all you officers of the court.

If this judge conducts a trial before being found competent, are the rulings in her court ripe for appeal? Doesn’t that fly in the face of the right to a fair trial?

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to TrooperJohnSmith. | February 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Given that she is endorsed heartily by the Chicago Democrat Party, and thus the Regime; consider that any appeals of her rulings will have to go through Machine-controlled Chicago and Illinois state courts before they go to the Federales. And that likely any Federal Judges in Illinois are also connected. She now has an excuse to rule any way in any case, and the penalty will be imposed until the case reaches a judge outside the Regime. And even the legal process to appeal can itself be part of the political punishment.

    You have to understand, that we do not live under a rule of law anymore when pondering questions like that.

    I would also note that she has to be evaluated by Judicial Inquiry Board, the Illinois Courts Commission, and the Illinois Department of Human Services collectively before sanctions and removal can even be considered. All of which entities are part and parcel of the Chicago Machine that endorsed her AFTER she pleaded insane. Does anyone here think that a Black, Female, Regime-connected judge [she just misses hitting the PC Quadrafecta by not being either publicly gay or a vocal supporter of gay rights] will be removed from office by them merely for insanity [specifically she pled bi-polar disorder in the manic phase]? Especially since the Chicago Machine’s vote count for her was 63.5%. There are no “un-massaged” vote tabulations in Chicago.

    And I found that the “insanity” is not new. She has been hospitalized 5 times for going off her antipyschotic meds and at least once had to be physically removed from the courtroom by EMS staff since being appointed. The Bar Association has unsuccessflly opposed her retention every re-election since 1994. She is immune.

    I expect her to be appointed to a higher court, just to rub our noses in the fact that the law is now what the political powers want it to be.

    Subotai Bahadur

I guess were going to need universal judge control.

I am sure she was allowed to keep her gun.

I kind of guessed, but I Googled her image and confirmed my dark suspicion.

We have created, out of a sense of guilt, a set of super-citizens that, because of past discrimination, are not to be treated equally in order to bring about equal treatment.

TrooperJohnSmith | February 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm

You know, when Capone ruled Chicago, there were still a few decent people who were able to get the Feds to send in Ness and his Untouchables. Fast-forward to today, and there is either a dearth of “decent people” in the city or the Cook County Democratic Machine is even more corrupt, evil and far-reaching than Capone and the whole criminal Underworld, circa 1928. Or both.

Hell, if they can get the notorious Crime Families with RICO, why can’t they get the Cook County/Chicago Democratic Party? I know, stooooooopid question. DOH!

Billy Joel: You May Be Right.

..”but it just may be a lunatic you’re looking for”..

Speculation is running rampant that Brim will be OBOZO’s next nominee for SCOTUS. I have to admit, she’ll fit in perfectly with the other lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist extremists there.

Government employees and officials should not be able to get bench trials, only jury trials.

Captain Obvious | February 8, 2013 at 5:22 pm

A Democrat judge was found incapable of determining right from wrong? Next thing they’ll tell us is that water was found to be wet…

TeaPartyPatriot4ever | February 8, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Is this what they call the Twinkie defense.. Of course, liberals have never had the ability to determine right from wrong, good from bad, fact from lie.. That’s why they’re liberals..

Unless the result of voter fraud, elections produce eventually a cadre of office-holders who reflect the electorate.

While I would not go so far as to repeat the old refrain that we get the government we deserve I do think that generally we get the government we want, whether we consciously realize that we want it, as we wind our way down that rocky road to national destruction.

Every time we re-elect a corrupt and venal official or overlook the lies and cynicism of candidates to reward them with elevation into positions of public trust we diminish not only our government but ourselves as well as we become accustomed to accepting that kind of world they represent.

I have heard it remarked that we can survive Obama. It is less certain that we can survive an electorate that would put Obama into office twice.