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Judge says juror having heart attack ‘can wait’: witness
NY Post ^ | February 27, 2014 | Christina Carrega-Woodby and Erin Calabrese

Posted on 03/02/2014 10:41:20 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

Now that’s bad judgment.

A Queens father-to-be is lucky to be alive after a judge allegedly ignored his pleas to be excused from a jury pool when he complained about searing pains in his chest, court documents reveal.

Nyima Dorjee, 39, of Woodside was sitting in a jury pool on a gun possession trial last week when he told a prosecutor that he was having chest pains and difficulty breathing, according to a report filed by the officer.

But when the court officer informed Justice Joel Blumenfeld of the emergency, the judge insisted to him and his supervisor that the prosecutor had to finish his round of questions.

“There’s a few more minutes left,” the judge said, according to a witness. “They can wait.”

The officers removed the juror anyway, and called for help. Dorjee was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where doctors determined he was having a heart attack.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: blumenfeld; courts; godsinblackdresses; judge; judges; juror; sitdownandshutup
As always, the arrogance of our black-robed tyrants knows no bounds.
1 posted on 03/02/2014 10:41:20 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hey, at least this time law enforcement did the right thing and recognized the situation.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 10:44:28 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: miliantnutcase

They did, and kudos to them for it.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 10:45:04 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: miliantnutcase

... bringing the total to, what is it now, three times?


4 posted on 03/02/2014 11:00:42 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

In before the Freepers who say he deserved to die for interrupting a job.


5 posted on 03/02/2014 11:00:54 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows

Can the judge be charged with attempted manslaughter or at least official oppression?


6 posted on 03/02/2014 11:27:56 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: fella

I doubt it.


7 posted on 03/02/2014 11:31:11 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: fella

Guilty of destroying government property? He’s protected.


8 posted on 03/02/2014 11:34:13 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows

Black-robed thug!
These aristocrats need some air let out of their big fat heads.


9 posted on 03/03/2014 12:20:03 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Minutemen

Let’s hope that karma is watching.


10 posted on 03/03/2014 12:31:41 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Judge in Dispute With Queens D.A. Is Reappointed by Bloomberg

The New York Law Journal by Daniel Wise - December 29, 2010

http://exposecorruptcourts.blogspot.com/2010/12/judge-in-dispute-with-da-is-reappointed.html

“Criminal Court Judge Joel L. Blumenfeld, who is in the midst of a legal battle with Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, has been reappointed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to a new full 10-year term. Judge Blumenfeld, 65, who has been a Criminal Court judge since 1987 and an acting Supreme Court justice since 1991, signed his oath of office at City Hall yesterday, a spokesman for the mayor confirmed. Mr. Brown has a writ of prohibition pending in the Appellate Division, Second Department, seeking to bar Justice Blumenfeld from ruling in a suppression proceeding on the ethical propriety of the district attorney’s program for questioning suspects while they are being held at Queens courthouses before their arraignments. Mr. Brown also had written to the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary opposing Justice Blumenfeld’s reappointment, according to several sources who had been briefed about the contents of the document “


11 posted on 03/03/2014 1:06:56 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

More from my link inpost 11:

“Judge Blumenfeld, a former criminal defense lawyer with the Legal Aid Society, was appointed by Mayor Edward I. Koch in 1987 to fill out the term of a judge who had left the bench. Mr. Koch appointed him to a full 10-year term in 1989. In 1999, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani reappointed the judge to a two-year term over the objections of Mr. Brown. Mr. Giuliani reappointed Judge Blumenfeld to a full 10-year term in 2001. According to sources, Mr. Brown’s opposition to giving Judge Blumenfeld a third 10-year term was related to the district attorney’s perception that the judge had exhibited a pro-defense bias.”


12 posted on 03/03/2014 1:08:56 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

I’m speechless.


13 posted on 03/03/2014 1:31:30 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

From what I have seen, judges are basically politically well connected shysters wearing black robes. Our legal industry is more corrupt than most of us will ever realize. Arrogant bastards.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 2:55:56 AM PST by rogator
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To: Slings and Arrows

The juror was almost speechless too.


15 posted on 03/03/2014 2:56:20 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: fella

“Can the judge be charged with attempted manslaughter or at least official oppression?”

I’m not sure about that, but negligence and endangering come to mind. I sense a major lawsuit is upcoming.


16 posted on 03/03/2014 3:47:42 AM PST by Birdsbane ("Onward through the fog!" ... Oat Willie)
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To: Pollster1
The juror was almost speechless too.

ROFL.

17 posted on 03/03/2014 3:50:38 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Pollster1

And breathless.


18 posted on 03/03/2014 4:05:05 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: rogator

The way I heard it, a judge is a lawyer who’s too lazy to chase his own ambulances.


19 posted on 03/03/2014 4:06:19 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
What do you call a failed attorney? “Your Honor”.
20 posted on 03/03/2014 4:27:42 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The judge certainly looks like a iberal twit:

http://www.google.com/search?q=Justice+Joel+Blumenfeld&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#biv=i%7C0%3Bd%7C2SHK95V1ywZMpM%3A


21 posted on 03/03/2014 4:27:53 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Slings and Arrows

Jerks. Obamacare for you.


22 posted on 03/03/2014 4:57:37 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: CrazyIvan
What do you call a failed attorney? “Your Honor”.

Or "Rep." or "Senator"...

Oh, and "Mr. President"

23 posted on 03/03/2014 5:10:10 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: fella

Judicial misconduct.

He stepped WAY over the line with his authority.


24 posted on 03/03/2014 5:10:36 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: coloradan

Fortunately, there was no dog in the courtroom to be shot.


25 posted on 03/03/2014 6:46:46 AM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Slings and Arrows

conservatives must literally take over the law schools and purge them of left wing professors and kooky socialist students.


26 posted on 03/03/2014 8:18:19 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The idiot juror actually waited for the judge to give him permission to live? Where are the men in our culture?


27 posted on 03/03/2014 10:55:54 AM PST by DPMD
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To: DPMD

It sounds like the juror wasn’t in shape to do much. The court officers ignored the judge and helped the juror, though.


28 posted on 03/03/2014 12:00:16 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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29 posted on 03/03/2014 12:01:01 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: rogator

Attorneys in shabby polyester Halloween robes. Good work if you can get it.


30 posted on 03/03/2014 2:24:45 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: rogator

“From what I have seen, judges are basically politically well connected shysters wearing black robes.”
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From what I have seen you are correct. I have never been a defendant in a criminal court but I would hate to be one. I have never seen arrogance comparable to that of a judge on his throne.


31 posted on 03/03/2014 4:09:17 PM PST by RipSawyer
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To: RipSawyer

“I have never seen arrogance comparable to that of a judge on his throne.”

Nor I a prosecutor bypassing the throne, bringing a more serious trumped up felon charge to force a plea bargain to lesser felon or felonies...deserved or not. Prosecutors don’t care as it’s all about their “win/loss ratio”.


32 posted on 03/03/2014 4:23:02 PM PST by Birdsbane ("Onward through the fog!" ... Oat Willie)
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To: nickcarraway
In before the Freepers who say he deserved to die for interrupting a job.

They never showed up, did they? They are probably scared of your awesomeness.

Don't you just hate it when those conservative rubes at FreeRepublic don't prove to be the jerks you just know they are.

Well; keep up your low expectations.

33 posted on 03/04/2014 2:04:11 PM PST by laotzu
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