Illinois Judge Reelected Despite Being Barred From Courthouse, Suspended From The Bench, And Charged With Battery Of A Police Officer

We previously discussed the bizarre case of Cook County Judge Cynthia Brim, a judge in Markham, Illinois who has been barred from entering the courthouse without police escort and has a prior arrest for assault. Well, Cook County voters have now returned her to the bench in the election this week. She was reelected despite the fact that she is currently in court not as a judge but as a criminal defendant asserting an insanity defense. She was reelected the same week as Jesse Jackson Jr. who is currently housed in the Mayo Clinic for mental illness while reportedly negotiating his own plea bargain to criminal charges.

Brim was suspended by a judicial panel after being charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly shoving a sheriff’s deputy in a Chicago courthouse and throwing keys at the officer.

A court-appointed psychiatrist testified that Brim was legally insane when she allegedly shoved the officer and, like Jackson, has bipolar disorder. She won reelection by the same margin as Jackson – 63.5 percent of the vote — despite opposition by the Chicago bar association. She will therefore continue to collect her $182,000 annual salary despite being suspended and unable to walk into the courthouse without a police escort.

Source: Chicago Tribuen

29 thoughts on “Illinois Judge Reelected Despite Being Barred From Courthouse, Suspended From The Bench, And Charged With Battery Of A Police Officer

  1. Motto: “getting elected is so easy I can do it in my sleep.”

    Perhaps the people are fed up with police brutality and further feel that shoving a police office and throwing keys at that officer is a tempest in a tea pot.

    Juries in the form of the electorate can behave in mysterious ways when they have lost faith in the integrity of the police.

  2. she was nuts when she first got on the bench but remained on all those years… the groups interviewing her had to have been aware that she was not bright and not judicial material, yet somebody recommended her.

  3. I raise my fist. Like Jesse Jackson Sr. Or that athlete at the Olympics. Raising a fist is an assault. Hitting someone is a battery. So is it 12 volt? Why is she in the same breath as Jesse? Same City? Same Mayor? Lumping your black people together today JT?

  4. Well we have to look to Texas for even more absurd things. The Chief Justice of the Court of Criminal Appeals got re-elected to her position despite doing all that Jackson did and more. She is not facing any charges though, just a severe reprimand from the Judicial ethics committee. Then we have the case of SCOTUS justice Thomas who has only done what little work Scalia tells him to do and votes the same way. Thomas has gotten a pass on committing perjury over a multiyear period about his finances and his wife’s income. He overlooked slightly more that half a million dollars she brought in and failed to report that income and from where it came. As I recall, Clinton was impeached for perjury over lying about his sex life, NOT anything about his conduct in office doing his job. What is good for the goose is good for the gander I would think. I won’t be holding my breath to see when the GOP impeaches Thomas..

  5. Well Crook County is doing better than Detroit, their candidate had 8 felony convictions….(is that better?) Hahhahhahahha

  6. Really, the re-election of this Judge is truly [t]he norm of what is happening in the United States Judiciary! It is a cesspool of debauchery, criminal conduct, lies, and hypocrisy!
    There is no direction, or leadership…from the very United States Supreme Court, where they routinely abuse the American people, residents and visitors! The court under the head-whore John Roberts is a bastion of human rights Abuses!
    This is a place where Justices and Judges routinely use State lawyers to corrupt the masses under threat of (state and county cases) job termination, and in the private sector endless retaliation in a myriad of ways!
    Yes! This woman neither Jackson should return to previous post, but until Stephen Breyer and John Roberts are made to retire, until they are impeached…nothing good will get done!
    These are the two most despicable corrupt morons on the “high” Court…high on drugs??? You tell me!
    It is true that the founding fathers are outside of their coffins, for they are no longer rolling over inside! These despicable degenerate whores ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN THE RICH ELITE AND CORPORATIONS!
    We know this about Roberts automatically, but the best little whore house, the best little secret is the debauchery of the Jewish Breyer! Why did I say Jewish? Well, think centuries of hate; think inquisitions; think Nazism & the Holocaust! Yet, he believes that, well, he is a “Supreme” Justice now, no-one can or will touch him! Now it is true that in times of great economic turbulence many, many resort to their anti-Semitism! This of-course is not right, but I am speaking reality!
    Breyer believes that he can continue to hide behind his robe and the liberal cause to shield his criminal, lying hypocrisies and conduct! This New Hampshire justice has been providing the cover for Jeanne M. Kincaid to keep my son out of school for two years, to send porn to him and me! To keep me unemployed for over 8 years…living in shelters etc! To imprison me, and to use 4 doctors at the Strogers hospital in Chicago to conspire with Kincaid to murder me in cold blood!
    Why??? Well, because I have steadfastly refused to withdraw my FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO LEGAL REDRESS! The congress decided in 2004, that if a School District did not give a student a FAPE (Fair and Appropriate Public Education) that the District would lose federal funding. The Hooksett NH School District for 3 years not only physically abused my son, but refused to give him a FAPE!
    Magistrate Judge James Muirhead allowed my case he said because of the facts! (I know that under my name, Kincaid in collaboration with Muirhead who served a dual role in this case released a document of LIES)! REMEMBER, THEY CONTROL THE INTERNET, NOT LITTLE ME!
    Did not the First Amendment stipulate 3 rights? Well, they sought to make me withdraw MY RIGHT TO LEGAL REDRESS. AT THE TIME, ALL I WANTED WAS AN EVALUATION OF MY SON, AND THE PAYMENT OF MY FORMER ATTORNEYS FEES, SINCE THE EVIDENCE DEMONSTRATED OVERWHELMINGLY THAT THE HOOKSETT SCHOOL DISTRICT VIOLATED THE LAW REPEATEDLY!
    Jeanne M. Kincaid encouraged and guided the former principal Carol Soucy (whom she later had terminated from her position) into not implementing my son’s IEP! Kincaid is the typical Les whore who was interested ONLY in making money for the law firm of Drumond-Woodsum of Portsmouth NH…Not the School District!
    For years this immoral and despicable whore has been abusing Disabled children and their parents in NH! As the result of my case, where I have been living in 6 States, and seeking the right to work (which was dismissed and denied by Justice Breyer…again in violation of the United States Constitution, as the entire worthless and debauched United States Supreme Court Denied and Dismissed A VOID CASE…A CASE IN WHICH THE DISTRICT COURT LOSS SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION BECAUSE OF ALL THE PROCEDURAL AND SUBSTANTIVE VIOLATIONS WHICH EVENTUALLY FORCED ME TO SEEK ASYLUM THIS PAST MARCH IN HOLLAND, AND WHICH DUTCH OFFICIALS TOLD ME THAT, “We do not accept asylum seekers from the united states, because it is a safe country;” but, “in light of your over-whelming evidence, you qualify for humanitarian assistance”, “start the paper-work to bring your son!” When I did, Kincaid saw that my communications would not be, forcing me to return to this country in which I am not a citizen, and then they place me in jail on lies! This goes on and on!
    Justice Breyer under cover (whether he knew the details or not), provided the cover that allowed the Cambridge Middlesex district court (Massachusetts) to send my son’s father a letter banning his interaction with our son! NOT THAT HE WAS GUILTY OF ANYTHING! Kincaid had this planned! Because of the taking of my home, the porn, the death threats, the now permanent unemployment, the abuse to my son (ALL DESIGNED TO MAKE ME), WITHDRAW MY FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT, AND LIKE ROSA PARKS, I STEADFASTLY HAVE REFUSED!
    THIS so-call freedom loving country, this country of laws and Democracy! And here you have judges in Black robes by day, and at night roaming the country’s highways and by-ways committing Human Rights atrocities upon the population, and providing the cover for murder!
    Yes, my friends, the example of this judge in question is just along the likes of the reality of the American judicial system: A place where you can be told that YOU ARE “INCOMPETENT” AS THEY (LIKE IN SLAVERY) TAKE YOUR CHILD, AND THEN THE NEXT WEEK AS YOU GUIDED BY YOUR CHRISTIAN VALUES…GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT, AND THEN, THAT SAME JUDGE 1 WEEK LATER DECLARE YOU “COMPETENT”! THIS IS THE AMERICAN VALUES, THIS IS THEIR JUDICIAL SYTEM, THIS IS THEIR COURTS!
    A COUNTRY THAT MAKES A MOCKERY OF HUMAN RIGHTS, A COUNTRY THAT POINTS AT CHINA, RUSSIA, IRAN, N KOREA, ETC!

    I SAY, LEAVE THIS JUDGE AND JACKSON ALONE, THEY ARE IN COMPANY OF THE STATUS QUO!

  7. Does Illinois have a process for Writs of Quo Warranto? Certainly she should not be holding office if she is not able to execute her duties.

  8. Kincaid continues to edit my documents all over the internet! i noted that she and friends are planning on having me murdered!
    As evident in my emails! I shall continue to speak out and inform!

  9. Darren Smith, very good that you mention quo warranto. It is so rarely used that most attorneys don’t want to bother with it. There is quo warranto in Illinois. The question of whether it can be used in this particular set of facts, though — I don’t know. Perhaps the attorney general would have to bring the quo warranto action in a case like this. Very complex I think. Since she is not actually JUDGING, just getting paid, there might not be as much resistance to her being elected, for the time being. Possibly she is disabled. I have not looked into the case at all.

    I also do not consider it at all analogous to the issue about Jesse Jackson Jr., which I also have not studied. Who knows — I could be wrong about both of them.

  10. It reminds me of the winner of an Oliver North electoral slogan contest from many years ago (before his convictions were vacated):
    “Vote for Oliver North, a man of convictions”.
    It’s nonsense like this that makes me seriously think about demanding an intelligence test for voters.

  11. If this woman is bi-polar, she needs treatment. With proper treatment she can probably do her job. I know people who are bi-polar. Before diagnosis outbursts were common. After diagnosis and with proper medication they no longer have outbursts and are very productive. Maybe the voters know something that some here don’t.

  12. And maybe the voters know nothing, which is how voting for judges usually goes. Most people who vote for judges have never even read one sentence of their campaign literature, not even the sentence that says they have a reputation of the highest standing blah blah blah blah blah…

  13. “Maybe the voters know something that some here don’t.” (bettykath)

    I would like to think so but it has been my experience down through the years that voters pay very little attention to the races for Judge and will often simply mark their ballots by name recognition. If a Judge has been in the news or has a lot of yard signs prominently placed, they know the name.

    Exit polls have shown over and over that voters can’t even recall the name of those Judges for whom they voted 5 minutes earlier.

  14. From memory- (From a suburb ninety miles to the North):

    Chicago, Chicago
    That toddlin’ town
    Chicago, Chicago
    I’ll show you around
    (You’ll love it)

    Bet your bottom dollar
    You’ll lose your blues
    In Chicago, Chicago
    The town that Billy Sunday
    Could not shut down

    On State Street
    That great street
    I just want to say
    They do things
    They don’t do on Broadway

    They have the time
    The time of their life
    I saw a man
    He danced with his wife
    In Chicago
    Chicago my home town

  15. It would be easy to ask ‘what are they putting in the water in (and around) Chicago’ but it would be too easy. It would be a good bit of research if, where these things happened (other that the occasional one-off), a local college sociology department took it upon itself to conduct a study on why this kind of thing happens. There may be some very interesting lessons that are relevant to our society and politics from this kind of voting.

  16. “years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.”

    Eugene V. Debs (Nov.18, 1918

  17. Bill, Eugene Debs! Be still my heart!

    He and the Wobblies are perennial heroes of mine. There are those that say our entry into WWI was specifically to destroy the IWW and by extension the wildfire of labor activism and agitation that was poised to reform the class structure of America. The IWW was making inroads into uniting the industrial workers and agrarian workers and farmers, and unbeatable coalition at the ballot box.

    Thanks for the quote.

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