Meet Ferguson Judge Ronald J. Brockmeyer. He has been Ferguson’s municipal court judge for 12 years and serves simultaneously as a prosecutor in two nearby cities, as well as a private attorney. This is not as unusual a situation as you might think in rural areas, but it is certainly a fertile one for conflicts of interest, unless the busy individual is trustworthy and ethical.
This description would not seem to apply to this judge. While the Justice Department is alleging that his court in Ferguson, Mo. has reinstated the deplorable tradition of debtor’s prison, sending poor citizens of the city to jail for not paying fines they have no money to pay, Brockmeyer personally owes the US government $172,646 in taxes.
Federal tax liens filed against Brockmeyer by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) state that he has tens of thousands of dollars in overdue personal income taxes from joint filings with his wife, Amy, and owes tens of thousands in employer taxes for his law firm.
Justice? Compassion? Empathy? Fairness? Integrity? Trustworthiness? Don’t look for any of those from the judiciary in Ferguson. How amused Judge Brockmeyer must have been to see Darren Wilson vilified, while his villainy passed unnoticed.
“Hands up, Don’t shoot,” being a lie, is no longer even an arguably legitimate rallying cry for the kind of systemic wrong the people of Ferguson have endured. Surely this despicable and cruel hypocrite can inspire a better one.
Pointer: Lucian Pera
8 thoughts on ““Ethics Dunce” Doesn’t Do This Judge Justice: Ferguson Judge Ronald J. Brockmeyer”
“How amused Judge Brockmeyer must have been to see Darren Wilson vilified, while his villainy passed unnoticed.”
His villainy may have passed unnoticed because no one can take their eyes off that hairpiece. I don’t usually make jokes about a person’s appearance but good god, this is on purpose! It’s got to be some diversionary tactic.
The I.R.S. does not make those in government pay their taxes. The commons citizen would have been packed off to jail and/or lost their business and all their personal assets.
Something is grossly wrong in the United States.
For a long time I have noticed. I have also noticed no one can do anything about it.
The existence of an income tax and an IRS to manage and enforce it set the groundwork for inevitable corruption.
Some nasty experience made me think once “you know, Libertarians may have a point”. Today it’s “you know, Anarchists may have a point”.
Who appointed that petty tyrant, Ronald J. Brockmeyer?