Regular readers know why former prosecutor EILEEN O'CONNOR made my list of horrible judges:
--First for sending a young african-american juror to jail for four months post here
--Then for lying about her qualifications on her application to become a judge post here
--Then for her racist and anti-semitic attitudes (revealed in lawsuits which named her which the government settled) post here
And just this morning: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that : "Broward Circuit Judge Eileen O'Connor has a policy that forces criminal defendants to take plea deals or live in fear that refusing will result in harsher sentences. The Public Defender's Office argues that O'Connor is improperly taking on a prosecutorial role and she's not examining cases on their individual merits."
The PD's office has moved to have her recused from the case of a 42 year old man charged with stealing batteries.
I have said before and I'll repeat. This woman should not be a judge. You can sign the Petition to Help remove Judge Eileen O’Connor from the bench here.
(Thanks to Bill Jempty of The Florida Masochist for the tip!)