By Jon Dougherty
(NationalSentinel) Left-wing activism in American courtrooms is nothing new, but a state judge from Massachusetts took hers way too far and is about to pay the price for it.
But not before American taxpayers pick up her legal fees.
Fox News reports that initial legal fees incurred by Judge Shelly Richmond Joseph, arrested for aiding and abetting the escape of a twice-deported illegal alien charged with drunk driving by secreting him out the back door of the courthouse in order to escape waiting ICE agents in the lobby, were picked up by taxpayers.
The amount was at least six figures.
What’s more Judge Joseph was already making a salary of about $185,000 — paid by state taxpayers — and yet a friend has set up a GoFundMe account to pay future legal bills.
“There are two outrages,” said Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock. “One is that taxpayers are on the hook for all this money. But listen, this is not just some guy who got into a little bit of trouble because his papers were out of whack.
“This is somebody who’s wanted for drunk driving, who was facing drug charges, already deported twice out of the country, and this judge says, ‘Okay, slip out the back, Jack,’ and off he goes,” Murdock continued.
“If he’d been an American citizen, you know, I think she would have said, ‘You need to do your day in court,'” he added. “It almost seems now that illegal aliens have more rights than Americans do.”
That’s an excellent point.
Of all the ‘outrageous’ things that happen in politics on a daily basis, this one stands out for its uniqueness: A sitting judge who cares more about an illegal alien than the rights of the citizens who pay her salary to the point where she put her freedom at risk to help him, while knowing she would never have done the same thing for a citizen (not that she should be doing it for anyone).
And all on the taxpayer’s dime.
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