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Cook County Judge Once Found Insane Wants Back On the Bench
Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 28, 2014 | Stefanie Esposito

Posted on 03/28/2014 1:03:38 PM PDT by PBRCat

“I’ve had two years to think about this,” Judge Cynthia Brim said Friday downtown before the seven-member Illinois Courts Commission. “I have a different understanding and perspective of my condition.”

The commission is considering a complaint filed by the state’s Judicial Inquiry Board. A board attorney argued Friday that Brim remains “mentally unable to perform her duties.”

But Brim — who has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type and has been hospitalized multiple times for mental illness since 1993 — said she now knows she must carefully monitor her condition and keep taking medication regularly.

“You’re not expecting to be cured?” asked John Gallo, an attorney representing the inquiry board.

“I’m expecting to be maintained, as long as I take the medications prescribed,” Brim said.

In February 2013, a Cook County judge found Brim not guilty by reason of insanity in a bizarre case that involved Brim allegedly marching into the Daley Center two years ago this month, where she then was accused of shoving a sheriff’s deputy. A day earlier, Brim, by her own admission, had a meltdown while she was on the bench at the Markham courthouse — telling the gallery that police in Evergreen Park and South Holland targeted minorities.

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


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; cookcounty; cynthiabrim; democrats; illinois; insanity; law; stefanieesposito
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Only in Crook County, Illinois!
1 posted on 03/28/2014 1:03:38 PM PDT by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat

Don’t they have to BE insane to be on the bench in Cook County?


2 posted on 03/28/2014 1:05:04 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: PBRCat

I wonder how much it costs to be de-insaned in Cook County?


3 posted on 03/28/2014 1:05:35 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: PBRCat

Those crazy Demorats.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 1:06:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: PBRCat

Well then, this pretty much confirms he isn’t well yet. :^)


5 posted on 03/28/2014 1:06:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: PBRCat; All

Democrat, check. Appointed by democrats, check. Seems reasonable.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 1:06:23 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: PBRCat

She’s obviously a qualified Lib.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 1:06:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PBRCat

Well, she HAS had two years to think about it...


8 posted on 03/28/2014 1:06:50 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: PBRCat

What is strange is the realization government at all levels attracts the mentally ill, the evil, habitual liars, and those obsessed with control.

No joke...


9 posted on 03/28/2014 1:07:13 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PBRCat

She’s a democrat.

How the heck did they figure out she was schizophrenic in the first place?


10 posted on 03/28/2014 1:08:55 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: WayneS

What is strange is the realization government at all levels attracts the mentally ill, the evil, habitual liars, and those obsessed with control.

Let me add narcissist and immoral deviates...


11 posted on 03/28/2014 1:10:23 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PBRCat

Also Jesse Jackson’s niece.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 1:10:54 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: PBRCat

Why would she settle for being reinstated to the bench, when she is clearly qualified to be the Majority Democrat in the House, the Senate, and even the President of the U. S., if we’re going by who fills these positions now?


13 posted on 03/28/2014 1:12:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: dragnet2
Dennis Rader, a serial killer known as the "BTK killer", took a long hiatus from his murderous rampage.

Why? He was working in code enforcement.

He got enough job satisfaction tormenting homeowners over the size of their decks and such that he didn't feel the need to bind, torture and kill young women...

14 posted on 03/28/2014 1:13:58 PM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: PBRCat

And she was just getting her life together...


15 posted on 03/28/2014 1:15:06 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: PBRCat

I was going to post a picture but there is no need to.

Everything you can see in your mind’s eye is, in fact, reality.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 1:15:51 PM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: PBRCat

What’s the difference. or, rather how would they know??


17 posted on 03/28/2014 1:18:58 PM PDT by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, sharia is POISON.)
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To: PBRCat
I know there are several Supremes she could replace without missing a beat. Who knows, maybe during one of her psychotic episodes she might actually make a correct ruling (unlike the the cadre of Marxists jurists who always get it wrong).
18 posted on 03/28/2014 1:19:39 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: PBRCat
If she's stable, why’s she wearing a toilet paper roll crochet doily on her head?
19 posted on 03/28/2014 1:19:45 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

How do you know it is a democRAT....oh wait....no mention in the title or from the snippets I read. Nevermind :)


20 posted on 03/28/2014 1:19:53 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hoo her daddy?
Noah Robinson* Jesse’s half bro is doing life for his involvment in black Muslim street gang started by a Mexican drug cartel.
Does he happen to be her daddy?

* yes Robinson as in Michelle RO. We are family or at least come from he same Friends Plantation area of the Carolina


21 posted on 03/28/2014 1:19:56 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: PBRCat

GIVE HER BACK HER YOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22 posted on 03/28/2014 1:21:04 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: lormand

Forget it, Jake. It’s Chicago.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 1:21:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: PBRCat

 

 

GIVE HER BACK HER YOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 posted on 03/28/2014 1:22:26 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: PBRCat

Mustn’t be biased against the other-realtied.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 1:23:42 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If the disease is inherited it may be the same disorder that JJJ suffers from and he managed to serve in congress without problems. ... Cough. Cough


26 posted on 03/28/2014 1:25:23 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: rightwingcrazy
Mustn’t be biased against the other-realtied.

LOL - Thanks for the laugh.


On the other hand, I do have some concern about crazy/mentally ill being used as a political weapon by government.
There's the obvious prohibited person from our national gun control laws, yes, but moreover imagine what could be done if it was 'crazy' to oppose the government's policies on anything and that qualification was used to appoint judges — very little change to what we have now, yes, but it would surely cement the direction we are going and make the entire judicial branch a defacto enemy of the Constitution.

27 posted on 03/28/2014 1:28:50 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: hoosiermama

Really! You’re telling me there aren’t some not insane people who could be judges? First she is a DIM/LIB...so she is insane. Second, she is being treated for schizoaffective disorder (and is mentally ill). What could possibly go wrong if this loon returns to the bench? The only bench she belongs on is a park bench.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 1:29:35 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: PBRCat

What is he? Kuh Ray Zee?


29 posted on 03/28/2014 1:32:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: null and void

I think that could be the reason for Social Services, too. Keep the real sadists happy....


30 posted on 03/28/2014 1:33:41 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: hal ogen

You missed the cough cough didn’t you?
Anything goes in the Robinson-Jackson Klan O fit right in when he married MRO. JJJ and siblings were so close to Mo they called her SiS growing up!

All were close to Bro Noah until he got sent up .. Big drug deal on east coast among other things.


31 posted on 03/28/2014 1:37:26 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: PBRCat

What could go wrong?


32 posted on 03/28/2014 1:39:32 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: PBRCat

A group of psychiatrists go to tour an insane asylum that is reknowned for their progressive rehabilitation methods.

They begin by visiting some of the patients.

The first patient they visit is a young woman. She is practicing ballet. One of the psychiatrist asks, “What are you doing?” She replies, “I’m studying ballet so when I get out of here I can possibly join a troupe and be a productive member of society.” “Wow, that’s wonderful.”

The next person was a man reading a book with a pile of books next to him. The same question asked to him, “What are you doing?” “I’m studying biology, chemistry, etc. So I can enter medical school when I get out”

Room after room, they witnessed the incredible success and attitudes of the patients.

Until they finally reached a room the asylums director was reluctant to open. Finally, he was persuaded to open it.

Inside was a man balancing a peanut on his phallus.

The reaction of the psychiatrist, “My God what are you doing?” The man replied: “I’m Efffin nuts and I’m never getting out of here!”


33 posted on 03/28/2014 1:43:09 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: null and void

I might get a touch of lightning for my joke.

If you don’t see me for a while....

LOL...


34 posted on 03/28/2014 1:45:22 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: fwdude
"Don’t they have to BE insane to be on the bench in Cook County?"

If they are minority, er privileged democrats, that fills the insanity requirement.


35 posted on 03/28/2014 2:06:53 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: areukiddingme1

“Democrat, check. Appointed by democrats, check. Seems reasonable.”
******************************************************************

Been off for the last two years on PAID administrative leave, check. Wants to get back on the bench to pursue her racist agenda, check.


36 posted on 03/28/2014 2:11:24 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: dragnet2; lbryce

“What is strange is the realization government at all levels attracts the mentally ill, the evil, habitual liars, and those obsessed with control.

Let me add narcissist and immoral deviates...”

A few days ago an Asian Rat Cali State $inator from Gay Frisco was arrested with 150 pages of serious charges.

He fits most of your description above. He was highly anti guns for us and imported and sold illegal guns.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138388/posts

We Couldn’t Even Make This Up: Dem Senator Was Just Arrested For Gun Running
WesternJournalism.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee

Posted by lbryce

Many leftist politicians who want to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights say their position is based on concern for the safety of citizens. Somehow, they contend, forcing law-abiding gun-owners to give up their weapons will result in street gangs following suit.

According to a recently unsealed affidavit, however, one state senator in California allegedly wanted to curtail gun rights for everyone except violent gangsters.

State Sen. Leland Yee, the court documents state, was the subject of an FBI raid that led to his arrest Wednesday along with 25 other individuals. Among those arrested was Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, a well-known Chinese gang leader.

Though Chow claimed he left his criminal behavior in the past after his 2003 release from prison, evidence indicates he was merely putting a legitimate face on his new illegal behavior. He now faces charges of money laundering and a number of conspiracy charges.

The purportedly reformed crime boss has been praised in recent years by a number of California politicos for his public appearances working with troubled kids. All the while, however, reports indicate he was still deeply involved in his prior activities.


37 posted on 03/28/2014 2:21:10 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: dragnet2

I wonder if any one has calculated the data on this sort of thing, that is % of population vs. criminal convictions compared to elected officials criminality using the same calculation. Might be interesting.


38 posted on 03/28/2014 2:25:05 PM PDT by spudville
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To: hal ogen

Worse still, the judge was included on the Retention Ballot by the Democrats and the low information voters returned her to office after she was arrested.


39 posted on 03/28/2014 2:45:52 PM PDT by PBRCat
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To: areukiddingme1

Judges are elected in Illinois, except for vacancies being filled.


40 posted on 03/28/2014 2:46:51 PM PDT by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat

Let me guess...a democrat!


41 posted on 03/28/2014 3:10:49 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: dragnet2

“What is strange is the realization government at all levels attracts the mentally ill, the evil, habitual liars, and those obsessed with control.
Let me add narcissist and immoral deviates...”

And let’s not fool ourselves that this is the sole province of the RATs. It’s just that most of them are bat $hit crazy and very obviously so.


42 posted on 03/28/2014 3:11:08 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: PBRCat

Why not? Since the Democrat Party gained control of the Judiciary, it[the judiciary] cannot sink any lower.


43 posted on 03/28/2014 3:13:06 PM PDT by sport
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To: Bartholomew Roberts

I won’t look for a picture, but I do have one question. Is she rounder than the Pillsbury doughboy?


44 posted on 03/28/2014 3:14:41 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: PBRCat

I thought that was one of the prerequisites for a judgeship’s job. Learn something new every day!


45 posted on 03/28/2014 3:36:43 PM PDT by lu shissler (ecause)
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To: spudville

They would only be credible if if they were not government compiled and provided statistics.


46 posted on 03/28/2014 4:00:24 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: vette6387
No argument here. I personally see D.C. as a one party town. The Dem part of it is 10x more corrupt than the Rep part of it.

IMO, most of them riding in the same limo.

I'm still waiting for a real conservative, who could speak intelligently with fire breathing passion for the American people. >{? Then again to run for potus, one needs 200 million in today's America. It's a bit out of my reach. If it weren't, I run myself.

Of course this person would probably be discredited, investigated and labeled a radical and racist by the MSN, the wealthy well connected insiders, bankers and politicians who've robbed and economically gang banged the American middle class.

47 posted on 03/28/2014 4:12:01 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

So true. We pay the gov. to be self preservationists, not to tell the truth.


48 posted on 03/28/2014 4:25:59 PM PDT by spudville
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To: fwdude

insane? no, they just have to know how to open plain brown envelopes and decide which side contains more money...


49 posted on 03/28/2014 4:44:17 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Here is my handle and here is my spout.


50 posted on 03/28/2014 4:48:58 PM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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