Another Rant By: BettyJean Kling
Words fail me—I have found a report that I cannot add to nor subtract from. This beats all that I have ever seen or heard.
How in God’s name can this happen? How can this defense lawyer and prosecutor be allowed to practice? Keep in mind this deal was cut without the woman being present in court to agree to the marriage.
The Judge has been moved out of domestic violence courts and moved to a better position no doubt – he should be put in jail if this woman or her children are hurt! Obviously this woman was forced into this situation and has previously testified that she fears for her life and that of her children – it is recorded thusly. This is the cruelest thing I have ever heard of in my entire life. He sentenced the batterer to life with his new wife!
If he kills his new wife and children and he might – this judge should serve the sentence as accessory to a murder.
A Baltimore County judge has been reassigned after pausing the trial of an accused batterer, unemployed repeat offender Frederick Wood, to marry him to his alleged victim so she could avoid testifying against him. Judge Darrell Russell Jr., the Baltimore County District Court judge assigned to the non-jury trial, performed the wedding ceremony in his chambers for defendant Frederick Wood and his girlfriend. Prosecutors say they were powerless to stop it.
“It’s very frustrating. We view very seriously the crime of domestic violence,” Deputy State’s Attorney Leo Ryan said. “We understand that very often the nature of this crime means the victims are reluctant to testify.” The officer also compiled a report called a “domestic violence lethality screen” in which the woman said she thought he might try to kill her and that he has threatened to kill her and/or her children in the past.
Late breaking news: This Judge has skeletons in his own closet- but that was pretty evident from his behavior wasn’t it? She got the house – it took him 5 lawyers to hide the divorce records – wonder if he is hiding battery? tsk tsk tsk!
Filed under: Domestic Violence, Feminism, The Majority United, Violence against women, Women's Rights Tagged: | Blatant sexism, Feminism, Fredrick Wood, Free US Now, Judge Darrell Russell Jr, Louisa's Law, Misogyny/Sexism, protesting sexism, The Majority United, Violence against women