Chicago Democrat Judge Found Not Guilty of Battery By Reason of Insanity, Reelected Anyway

There are important qualities that a good judge needs. One of them is “experiencing delusions and hallucinations.”

Judge Cynthia Brim is crazy. Not in the usual way that Democrats are crazy, but in the sense that she has been hospitalized multiple times and has been found by medical professionals to be crazy. Chicago’s crazy Democratic Party however has never stopped supporting her judgeship.

A Democratic Party-backed judge who won re-election in November while facing battery charges was found not guilty Monday — by reason of insanity.

Testimony revealed that Brim has been hospitalized five times after suffering mental breakdowns in the 18 years since she was first elected. In 2004, Brim was carried off the bench at a suburban courthouse after she froze while addressing her courtroom before starting the day, standing mute until someone called paramedics, her attorney said.

Brim, 54, was diagnosed years ago with a bipolar type of schizoaffective disorder, which means she experiences delusions and hallucinations, psychiatrist Mathew Markos testified.

The insanity verdict could aid the judge’s effort to return to the bench.

In Chicago, being insane actually better qualifies you to be a judge. The Chicago Council of Lawyers found that Brim was not qualified, was not familiar with the law and not punctual. Lawyers routinely asked for substitutions when she was on the bench. But the Democratic Party still had her back.

Sources told the Sun-Times that Brim made comments during her call that were “racial in nature,” accusing South Holland police officers of ticketing only black and Hispanic drivers. She also accused south suburban police officers of conspiring to get her fired, a source said.

Another source said she recited her parents’ names, the address of her church and her license plate number and walked around the courtroom, complaining she had been run out of her last assignment.

Despite her past, Brim will nevertheless receive the full support of the Democratic Party in the upcoming election.

“The Democratic Party supports all Democratic judges running for retention and our literature will say ‘support’ and ‘vote yes’ for retention judges,” said Cook County party head Joe Berrios.

Vote the party line.

So what if the judge is unqualified, incompetent, racist and insane. She’s still a Democrat. Isn’t she?

“At that point she is absolutely psychotic in the sense of not having the ability to think straight or to even organize her thinking or to really remember a darn thing that happened,” her attorney, James Montgomery Sr., said.

Or as the Democrats call that; being Joe Biden.

  • Kent Martin

    Nuts and Obama voters are same,same!

    • AdinaK

      If this loon didn't hue to leftist dogma she would have been thrown to the wolves long ago. Leftism is not just an ideology, it is a religion. Those who adhere to its constructs are "made men/women".

      And if one is a woman and a minority, she could howl at the moon and dance buck naked, nothing would tar her –

      In reality, she is saner than those who allow her to continue on the bench. After all, they are supposed to have their brains intact, but apparently too many have screws loose!

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel –

  • BS77

    Par for the course in corrupt, shooting gallery Chicago

    • Mary Sue

      The voters or their handlers all "know" that it's wrong to discriminate against "Disabled" people such as Cynthia Brim, so they elected her anyway because they didn't want to violate Identity Politics.

      Seriously, I'm not kidding.

  • tagalog

    She's psychotic and can't engage in organized thinking? I guess that makes her perfectly qualified to hold a position on the Chicago bench.

    Now, let's take a closer look at the qualifications for adjunct instructors in Constituitional Law at the U. of Chicago.

    • Mary Sue

      It's the same kind of insanity that would lead to blind people being hired as taxi drivers if Identity Politics slipped down a few notches of reality processing, "because it's discriminatory".

  • kafir4life

    As per Rahm, Chicago values. The same thing that keeps Chic-Fil-A out, gangs and the CTU in.

  • Mary Sue

    oh get this. Accusing her of being insane is "ableist". Believe it or not. Oh yeah. According to Identity Politics, Insanity is a disability and thus makes crazy people protected class along with having no legs or being blind. Of course, only Insane People would believe that, because they are self-aware enough to know they're insane, so that their position benefits them and they force others on the Left to accept it or be ridiculed.

    She probably claimed she was "triggered" into doing whatever it was that got her arrested. According to Identity Politics, "Triggering" a person with a mental disability (including what we would call insanity) is the worst thing you can do and the onus is always on the person who triggers, regardless if they intended to or not, and then they are automatically a bad person. It's never the triggered person's fault, ever.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      It's time we got rid of ableist bias in positions of authority. Why can't an insane person be just as good a judge as a sane person? And who is to say that her insane perspective isn't valuable?

      • Mary Sue

        I know, right? ;)

      • Mary Sue

        Who knows, it may be the only way to get the perspective of Invisible Pink Unicorns.

  • Mary Sue

    She's insane? It's ADA affirmative action! (and probably a hell of a lot of voter fraud to boot)

  • JacksonPearson

    An insane, liberal, democrat backed judge…Move along, there's nothing new here!

  • pagegl

    So, as a judge, if someone threatens her (real or imagined), does the Chicago machine allow her to carry a gun?

    • Mary Sue

      Good question!

  • Gee

    Is she going to run for the Presidency too?

  • Questions

    Why is it necesssary to point out that the judge is a "Democrat?" Isn't this a bit gratuitous? Did party affiliation have a single thing to do with this judge's highly disturbing conduct? As for the reason why she was re-elected, the answer is simple: She's black. And blacks always turn out en masse for their own kind, especially if they perceive that person to be persecuted by "the man." Yes, the Democratic Party endorsed her. But take a look who controls the Cook County Democratic Party: blacks and Hispanics.

    It's about race. That's the issue that most conservatives won't address. They go after "liberals" and "Democrats" (as in white ones), but stop short of getting racial, lest it invite accusations of "racism."

    • Mary Sue

      Well being questionably of color (that's pretty light skinned for black IMO but who knows) and "Mentally disabled" (read: batfeces insane) is a double whammy of protected status! You're not allowed to call crazy people crazy, that's demeaning and possibly triggering.

      From what I've been hearing, the "crazy black woman" has been a mainstay of accepted stereotypes about black women, so much so that the Left has not only wholeheartedly embraced it, but forbade criticism of Deficits In Reality Processing.

    • Denna

      Any negative commentary from a white conservative, regardless of WHAT that commentary might be, is AUTOMATICALLY labled racist.

  • Ethan

    I know the rate of black crime is disproportionate to black population numbers. I've also used public transportation in cities like Chicago, Atlanta, Birmingham, Boston, Philadelphia etc., and have to wonder in the incidence of "crazy" is also disproportionately high among African Americans. I know I'll be called racist for this, but is sure seems like outright dangerously crazy is frightfully common among blacks, rather like the black American inability to speak clear American English. Ebonics really isn't a language so much as it is a disability, let's face it.

    • Mary Sue

      I don't think it's so much "crazy" in the organic sense, than an outgrowth of propaganda-fuelled rage. They're not necessarily acting crazy because they're crazy (unless they did a lot of drugs, then it's organic), but because acting crazy to lash out against "the man" has become de facto acceptable by the Left. They do it because they can get away with it, because nobody wants to be accused of being racist.

  • marios

    Exactly right. Black racism is blooming in our country. She is not only one who reelected being not professionally be up to level for high rank public service. One black who during election served his time in Jail was elected in Chicago as well. No one wants to speak about it. Obama plan to unarm and finally to abolish 2ND amendment is to use gangs ( black) to terrorize us in suburbs. The same tactic used Stalin and leaders in USSR: in time of impeding social crisis they release criminals from jails and law obedient people cried to get help from government.

  • drivesguy

    She would make a good Senator seeing that to be a Senator in the Democratic Party, you have to be either a Communist, Clueless or a Criminal. If you are a Communist, you can get elected as president. If you are Clueless, you can be Vice President. If you are a criminal, you can be involved in all sorts of organized criminal activity including Human Trafficking like Senator Mendez from New Jersey.

    • Mary Sue

      she makes Cythia McKinney and Sheila Jackson-Lee appear perfectly sane by comparison.

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  • spongedocks

    So anyone can work to impeach her, perhaps rather than Frontpage leading the charge on this, tapping the Chicago Sun Times and the Illinois chapter of the DNC should be shamed into action on this.