Hopita (hopita) wrote,

Judge Bubash.

I've been meaning to write this post for a week or two now, but have simply not known where to begin. With local elections looming just a few days away, I figure it's now or never.

Remember when I got arrested? Remember how thoroughly trumped up that bullshit was? Remember how completely we had all been convicted before we ever walked into the courtroom?

Yes, well, that judge is running for election on Tuesday.

I think this article sums up my opinion of things pretty neatly: "Faced with 122 potential cases, the district judge tosses individual rights out the window early and often..."

Last week, I talked with the author of that article. We discussed publicizing Catherine Bubash's history as the district judge who trashed the rights of The Pittsburgh 122. And the depressing thing that he said to me? "I fear, if anything, Pgh would elect her more readily because of her handling of the Pgh 122, rather than despite it. Alas."

So I'm still going to write a post for the pittsburgh community, even though I expect to get slammed for it. I don't give a crap. She's a bad judge who showed herself to be for sale, or perhaps simply willing to cave to political pressure, at the expense of the law and our rights. So I'm gonna do whatever I can to live up to our city's unofficial credo: Yinzers never forget.
Tags: jail, pittsburgh, politics, protests, voting

  • US vs. Them.

    Inspired by another recently injured friend's recent post: My recent visit to a Czech hospital? Cost 372Kč, or about $20.89 USD. And that was…

  • Moving Day, Again.

    Well, the movers should be here any time now. How messed up is it that I'm still ambivalent about moving to New York, even though I've already…

  • Homesick Dream.

    I had a very homesick dream last night. I had returned to Pittsburgh, I think unsure of whether to stay or whether to simply visit. I went to The…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded