Retains job? That’s my question, after reading about this Cook Country judge, Cynthia Brim, who was judged not guilty of battery because she was insane at the time of the incident. She apparently has been on and off meds, has had “incidents” during her tenure as a judge. She has been hospitalized 5 times since becoming a judge in 1994.
In 2004, firefighters removed her from a courtroom and took her to a hospital, said psychiatrist Matthew Markos. Brim was hospitalized for 20 days after her arrest last year, he said. Markos said at the time Brim was hospitalized, she was catatonic, confused, irrational and showing signs of paranoia and psychosis.
So, you would think that keeping her on the bench might not be in the best interest of citizens. With all due respect, I would not want to be tried by her–can anyone guarantee her mental state or that she is properly on her “meds’ and that the right dosage has been prescribed in the first place?
However, this is Chicago, the most corrupt city in the America, in the most corrupt county in America, in the most corrupt state in America:
Brim was re-elected to another six-year term as a judge in November. She was backed by the Cook County Democratic Party as well as the Committee for Retention of Judges in Cook County, a campaign committee funded by judges.