We appear to have another judge acting as a little Caesar from the bench and meting out his brand of justice. In Ohio, Stark County Common Pleas Judge Frank Forchione has sentenced Valerie Rodgers, 46, to making Thanksgiving dinner for three police officers on leave or unable to work. In addition to the dinner, she will be on one-year probation for felony assault and three misdemeanors. This follows another judge who sentenced a teen to ten years of church.
Rodgers pleaded guilty to knocking over a police officer while he was directing traffic.
She has failed to yield to a traffic signal to stop and not turn left. Her lawyer says that she was confused and Jackson Township officer Eric Martzolf was thrown on his back. Forcing citizens to cook for police officers is another example of a judge who panders to the public with sentences that seem “poetic justice.” Judges know that this type of punishment is hugely popular with the public. It is a trend that is erasing the line between entertainment and the law. There has been a continuing and growing trend of this type of abuse by judges. I have written columns (here and here and here) and blogs articles (here and here and here and here and here) criticizing this worrisome trend, though the most serious such cases involve judges like Norman who try to bring “more people to Jesus” while carrying out his duties as a judicial officer. These judges make a mockery out of our court system and sit like little Caesars in meting out their own idiosyncratic forms of justice — often to the thrill of citizens. They degrade not just their courts in such novel sentencing but the legal system as a whole. This judge appears to relish his reputation as the gavel of God — sending felons to embrace faith.
I could not find the judge’s actual credentials but I did find his bio on “Stark County’s Most Eligible Singles” where he identifies his look-alike celebrity as Hugh Grant. You can be the judge by clicking (here) whether he is the most eligible single but I would have to keep him off the list of most competent jurists.
I was able to find an article where Forchione was seeking the position on the basis of starting “Canton’s war on child truancy” as a prosecutor. He graduated from University of Akron Law School in 1986.
Source: Canton Rep as first seen on Reddit.
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Saliv-ate: Ukrainian waitress pleads guilty to spitting in MPs’ food over 4 years
Published: 30 November, 2012, 13:41
As a worker got fired from the cafeteria of the Ukrainian Parliament for spitting into dishes served to MPs, she announced that this was her personal revenge for them ruining the country.
The scandal erupted after a Communist Party MP discovered that someone had spat in his soup, Ukrainian mass media reported. A brief investigation soon led to waitress Yulia Borshchenko, who was quickly fired for her behavior.
However, Borshchenko said she did not regret her actions, as such behavior was a demonstration of her personal political position.
“You think we have good salaries in the Supreme Rada cafeteria? Not at all, just 3,200 hryvnia [about US$390 per month] – that is nothing if you live in the Ukrainian capital. I only worked there for four years because it gave me an opportunity to take revenge on the parliamentarians for what they do with the country and with the people. If someone thinks that I regret what I did, this is a mistake – I follow my political position,” the waitress told the press.
She added that she had spat into the deputies’ soup many times.
In the end, Borshchenko added that she will no longer be looking for a waitress job, but will start a writing career instead.
Artie of public, Church and state are all servants of the devil then that leaves noone to be the servant of G-d.
Hugh Grant?? ROTFLMAO!
Don’t forget the chocolate pie made with the ex-tra special chocolate.
Jefferson said separation church and state. and Artie what if he went by say the Qu’ran instead. Would that still be ok with you?
eejcaroll: to say church, and state are separate is a lie of all lies. In spirit they are the same identical. State has a legal system built on give evil for evil. Ca[ital punishment or jailing is evidence of that. They do worse to whoever having no mercy doing bad to people like Sodomites. KJV, Genesis 19 >>. 9And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And like a condemning religion
Mark 14:1-9 KJV the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. . . John 12;10 the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;
Military also thinks they are crafty in the way they put people to death. There you have it, religion that persecute = with the state that has a death penalty, and jailing, arresting police men even as the High priests arrested jesus in Gethsemane. The public. Church, and state are godless being essentially the same being the servant of the devil.
artie, you’re missing the point. The judge should be sentencing according the law, not his own sense of weird humor.
This is exactly my point. The judge did not do what you expected. What you expected is condemnation. The KJV says those that condemn will be condemned. You wish to side with mans law that condemns having no mercy in it?
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