What is the judicial system coming to when our judges start hanging out at the bar and getting behind the wheel. And this wasn’t just a routine DUI where the person is happy to get in the squad car and sleep it off. No, not the judge. She’s a mean drunk and apparently a Ku Klux Klan member trapped in an African American woman’s body. Yes, she’s black.
The judge allegedly side swiped a state trooper’s car while driving through a highway construction zone. It was determined that her blood alcohol level was checked twice between the hours of 1am and 2:04 a.m. and it was”0.16 percent and 0.17″ double the legal limit. But the embarrassment doesn’t stop there.
She was appointed Connecticut’s first black female Judge in 1991. She was renominated and confirmed in 2007 and her current term expires in 2015, but it seems that all of her career’s prestige is in jeopardy. Not only because of the DUI, but because of her racist rant against a black officer. She continuously referred to him as Negro this and Negro that. One excerpt from the Hartford Courant is:
“Asked if she was ill, Cofield replied, “I’m sick of being treated like a freaking Negro from the ‘hood,” and added: “Write it down, write it. Did you hear what I just said?”
Asked what her illness was, Cofield said: “Negro-itis.”
“Do you need to take any medication now?” Washington asked.
“Yeah, I need to take anti-Negro, ummm …”
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of this type of behavior being a stigma placed on us all. She’s on her own. She’s her own judge and her behavior, nor any other black person’s has any bearing on my own. She, hopefully, doesn’t have any children because they may be the only black people that are actually burdened with her actions. Check it out:
Angry Judge being booked by officers.