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Chicago Democrat Judge Found Not Guilty of Battery By Reason of Insanity, Reelected

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    A Democratic Party-backed judge who won re-election in November while facing battery charges was found not guilty Monday — by reason of insanity.

    Testimony revealed that Brim has been hospitalized five times after suffering mental breakdowns in the 18 years since she was first elected. In 2004, Brim was carried off the bench at a suburban courthouse after she froze while addressing her courtroom before starting the day, standing mute until someone called paramedics, her attorney said.

    Brim, 54, was diagnosed years ago with a bipolar type of schizoaffective disorder, which means she experiences delusions and hallucinations, psychiatrist Mathew Markos testified.

    The insanity verdict could aid the judge’s effort to return to the bench.

    Sources told the Sun-Times that Brim made comments during her call that were “racial in nature,” accusing South Holland police officers of ticketing only black and Hispanic drivers. She also accused south suburban police officers of conspiring to get her fired, a source said.

    Another source said she recited her parents’ names, the address of her church and her license plate number and walked around the courtroom, complaining she had been run out of her last assignment.

    Despite her past, Brim will nevertheless receive the full support of the Democratic Party in the upcoming election.

    “The Democratic Party supports all Democratic judges running for retention and our literature will say ‘support’ and ‘vote yes’ for retention judges,” said Cook County party head Joe Berrios.

  2. abcgrad94

    abcgrad94 Active Member

    Jan 12, 2007
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    Even if the person is considered insane. . .that's how much they value the party over what's best for the people.
  3. Robert Snow

    Robert Snow New Member

    Mar 9, 2009
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    An insane democrat is better than a sane republican, I guess. :laugh: