## Official Fucking Asshole of the Week Thread

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Judge Who Asked Woman if She Closed Her Legs to Prevent Assault Is Removed

“No witness, alleged victim or litigant should be treated that way in a court of law,” a justice in New Jersey Supreme Court wrote in the unanimous decision.

A New Jersey Superior Court judge who asked a woman if she had closed her legs to try to prevent a sexual assault has been ordered removed from the bench by the state’s highest court, which concluded his behavior made it “inconceivable” that he could ever handle cases of domestic violence or sexual assault.

The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously agreed that the judge, John F. Russo Jr., who served in Ocean County, should be removed from the bench “effective immediately.”

“No witness, alleged victim or litigant should be treated that way in a court of law,” Chief Justice Stuart Rabner wrote in the May 26 ruling. “The questions also shamed the alleged victim by intolerably suggesting she was to blame.”

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In April 2019 the state’s Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct decided that Judge Russo should be suspended without pay for three months for his remarks from the bench and for the other violations, including his failure to recuse himself from a hearing that involved a man he knew from high school. The man, who owned a pizza parlor the judge admitted to frequenting, had been accused of failing to pay child support. Judge Russo reduced the amount he owed from $10,000 to$300, according to the ruling.

The committee also said that Judge Russo had threatened a woman in a paternity case with financial penalties and a loss of credibility with the court when she told him she was afraid to give her address.

“‘We’re all going to find you,’” Judge Russo said in a crowded courtroom, according to the court documents.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/27/nyre ... russo.html

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So many fucking assholes this week, it's hard to pick just one.

Louisiana cop fired for saying 'unfortunate' more black people didn't die of coronavirus

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This Fucking Asshole:

He is the head of the Police Union in Minneapolis.
The head of the Minneapolis police union is saying former officer Derek Chauvin and three other officers who were involved in the killing of George Floyd last week were fired without due process, suggesting the officers may try to get their jobs back.

“I’ve worked with the four defense attorneys that are representing each of our four terminated individuals under criminal investigation, in addition with our labor attorneys to fight for their jobs,” Lt. Bob Kroll said in a letter to union members that surfaced on social media.

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Yup. That is how it works. They'll all get their jobs back, with back pay.
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God forbid they get due process.

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The head of the police union is not being an asshole, he is doing his job.

Let one arbitrary firing go, no matter the circumstances, and pfffft just like that every arbitrary firing has a good enough reason. Even if that's not the plan, that's how it will go because that's how bosses are.

By the same token the malefactor should be tried in a court of law and not just strung up, even if we know he "deserves" it.

If the malefactor ends up getting back pay (in prison) it's the fault of the bosses for not suspending him first and having a proper hearing.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:12 pm
The head of the police union is not being an asshole, he is doing his job.

Let one arbitrary firing go, no matter the circumstances, and pfffft just like that every arbitrary firing has a good enough reason. Even if that's not the plan, that's how it will go because that's how bosses are.

By the same token the malefactor should be tried in a court of law and not just strung up, even if we know he "deserves" it.

If the malefactor ends up getting back pay (in prison) it's the fault of the bosses for not suspending him first and having a proper hearing.
I don't understand why they didn't suspend without pay.

Sometimes it's too easy to follow the proper procedure.

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:12 pm
The head of the police union is not being an asshole, he is doing his job.
I agree ....but....time and a place. Really.
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Or the asshole could have just, I do not know, watched the video.

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Let's say there were no arrests involved. If you see a video of one of your officers committing an offense that the organization's own rules consider fireable, are there no such offenses that allow for immediate termination? Like, if he were on video robbing from the evidence locker and handing stuff out to his friends outside.
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Doctor X wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:45 pm
Or the asshole could have just, I do not know, watched the video.

– J.D.
I know this is kind of a fine point but due process is still ... due. Let's suppose the guy didn't die but instead was typically arrested ( or not, or whatever) and filed a police brutality complaint using that video as evidence. I don't think the police would fire him, or even discipline him, given that evidence. Matter of fact, I can't see what the other half of the guy doing either. It seems to me (and maybe I'm mistaken) that tactic is used all the time in shows such as Cops and whatnot.

I'm not defending the guy but I am defending the guys right to a defense.

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https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-lo ... d-18399899

Amputate the sonofabitches feet. Or perhaps spinal surgery that leaves him in a wheel chair for the rest of his miserable life.

Goddamnit! WTF is wrong with people?
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sparks wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:44 pm
https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-lo ... d-18399899

Amputate the sonofabitches feet. Or perhaps spinal surgery that leaves him in a wheel chair for the rest of his miserable life.

Goddamnit! WTF is wrong with people?
From the 12th century up until about 1997 that would be consided an act of treason - as all unmarked Swans are considered a protectorate of the monarchy.

Theoretically could have been 'ung! Shame!

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Hotarubi wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:33 pm
protectorate
That a technical/legal term in the context?

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Witness wrote:
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Hotarubi wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:33 pm
protectorate
That a technical/legal term in the context?
Fucking weird predictive text on phone. "Prerogative ward" was what I "typed."
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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OK Pyrrho, what's that from?
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