Sunday, November 25, 2012

Good Riddance To This California Judge

Another reason why liberals should not be judges:
From the Sacramento Bee: Twenty years ago, when he first ran for judge, Lloyd G. Connelly sat down to talk to the man he would soon replace on the Sacramento Superior Court bench.
"I asked him, 'Why are you retiring?' " Connelly said of his conversation with the late Judge Horace Cecchettini. "And he said, 'I've put enough men in prison.' "
Connelly has since come to the same realization that hit Cecchettini in 1992. "At the moment of my death," Connelly said, "there will be scores of people in prison that I put there." It is a reality that has become embedded in his own consciousness, "a weight I now carry."
Now, it's the 66-year-old Judge Connelly who is about to retire. He has other reasons for stepping down, but he said the awesome power of a judge to bury criminals under prison terms that don't expire until they die has come with a burden that requires constant re-examination.
Connelly ordered them locked up in numbers too big to count: cop killers like Dundell Wright, rapists/murderers like John Anthony Bertsch and Jeffery Lee Hronis, gang killers like Steven Duran. Every time he sentenced somebody to prison, Connelly said, he took a moment to "fully appreciate the humanness of it," to "make sure you're not doing stuff automatically."
"You wouldn't want a judge who didn't understand that is a weight, an obligation," he said. "You do it. You're comfortable in your decision. It's the right thing to do. But it's still a very hard decision."
The story goes on and on and all this idiot judge thinks about is the people who he sent to prison.  No worries about the victims, though.
Another reason why liberals are not good judges, especially in the criminal courts.
Good bye and good riddance, "Judge" Connelly.

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