How to Bring Justice to Judges

Teflon Robe: 5 takeaways from Reuters’ investigation of misconduct by U.S. judges 100% Proof that Judges are nothing more than dishonest lawyers who take advantage of authority and immunity for profit. If you can’t trust one of them we can’t trust any of them. The proverb, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely” means that whenever a person has power over other people or things, it makes him/her corrupt. It morally destroys their nature and fills them with destructive pride. However, if the person saves himself from this abuse of power, he or she is a humble person. Thousands of state and local judges across the United States were allowed to keep their positions on the bench after violating judicial ethics rules or breaking laws they pledged to uphold, a Reuters investigation found. For its “Teflon Robe” project, Reuters reviewed 1,509 cases from the last dozen years – 2008 through 2019 – in which judges resigned, retired or were publicly disciplined following accusations of misconduct. In addition, reporters identified another 3,613 cases from 2008 through 2018 in which states disciplined wayward judges but kept hidden from the public key details of their offenses… Read More

The Worst Criminals in Society Wear Black Robes, Suits and Badges

On April 5, as a part of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Leadership Enrichment Series, former FBI Special Agent Terrence Hake was invited to speak on Operation Greylord, an undercover operation in the 1980s to investigate corruption inside the Cook County judicial system. This event was hosted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and co-hosted by the 19th Judicial Circuit with members of the Judiciary, Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, and Lake County Sheriff’s Office in attendance. Operation Greylord lasted over three years in the 1980s and included local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. During the investigation, 103 people were indicted on corruption-related charges with most of those charged either convicted at trial or by pleading guilty. Hake, while employed as a prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, played an important role in this investigation when he went undercover for the FBI, exposing the corruption occurring in the judicial system. At the conclusion of Operation Greylord, Hake became an FBI Special Agent, graduating from the FBI Academy in 1984 and served as a federal law enforcement officer for 23 years. “It was an honor to host Mr…. Read More