Skip to comments.Judge says juror having heart attack ‘can wait’: witness
Posted on 03/02/2014 10:41:20 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
Now thats 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.
Theres 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.
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Hey, at least this time law enforcement did the right thing and recognized the situation.
They did, and kudos to them for it.
... bringing the total to, what is it now, three times?
In before the Freepers who say he deserved to die for interrupting a job.
Can the judge be charged with attempted manslaughter or at least official oppression?
I doubt it.
Guilty of destroying government property? He’s protected.
These aristocrats need some air let out of their big fat heads.
Let’s hope that karma is watching.
Judge in Dispute With Queens D.A. Is Reappointed by Bloomberg
The New York Law Journal by Daniel Wise - December 29, 2010
“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 “
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.”
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.
The juror was almost speechless too.
“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.
The way I heard it, a judge is a lawyer who’s too lazy to chase his own ambulances.