We Know What Happens When Judges Become 'Woke'...It's Happened in Virginia and It's Not Pretty

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Posted: Dec 23, 2020 12:45 PM
We Know What Happens When Judges Become 'Woke'...It's Happened in Virginia and It's Not Pretty

Source: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley

Well, it looks like if there are portraits that are problematic, it could hold up your day in court. I’m not kidding. In Virginia, the application of our legal system for one black defendant is being held up because a judge doesn’t like that this person will be in a room with portraits of white jurists. 

‘Wokeness’ has infected almost every aspect of American society—and it’s not pretty. And when it starts to leech into the legal system, mayhem will ensue. This is minor league ball compared to what we could all expect from ‘woke’ judges when it comes to the application of the law. Hell, we got a taste of it this summer when progressives decided to burn down half the country. There is a fine line between criminal justice reform and utter anarchy. Between law and order and doling out race-based exemptions to folks who have committed vicious crimes. Just look at what’s going on in New York City. And now, we can’t even hold trials for certain persons because the courtroom décor is triggering (via Fox 5 DC):

A Black defendant's right to a fair trial would be harmed if the jury heard the case in a courtroom lined with portraits of white jurists, a northern Virginia judge has ruled.

The upcoming trial of Terrance Shipp on charges of eluding police will be held in a courtroom that has no portraits on the wall, said Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge David Bernhard.

Bernhard noted that his usual courtroom has no portraits. But jury trials that were postponed during the coronavirus pandemics are now being held in larger courtrooms. The walls of those rooms are lined with portraits of retired judges who are overwhelmingly white, he said.

So what? The effort to erase racism has made us…racist. You can be white, not racist, and view it as an abhorrent belief system. This is nonsense. Paintings might make things icky for this trial because of pictures of white folks so let’s change venues. I don’t like where we’re going here at all. 

This is what happens when we cede too much ground in cultural hubs across the country. Right now, the Left has taken over higher education. So, in the future, we can expect more ‘woke’ zombies to be rolling out in droves. This includes law schools and the bench in due time. It’s already happening as you can see. That’s why organizations like Young America’s Foundation and Turning Point are key. Yes, the latter group has drawn some criticism for being more of a fraternity outfit and making some very questionable hires, but now is not the time for purity tests. Whoever wants to combat leftism in these hubs should be supported and promoted. We have no time to debate the trivial matters that comes when two rival groups start getting chippy with one another about which truly is fighting cultural Marxism on college campuses and how it’s done. I don’t care. The more voices the better. When we’re able to hold the line a little better, then we can have a little internal review. Right now, with leftists imposing speech codes and other anti-free speech protocols, we have to put that debate on the backburner. 

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Folks, a trial is being held up because a judge thinks a black man won’t get a fair shale because of some painting of white people in the room. That’s how ridiculous this has become in our daily lives. I know some of these groups have done stuff that is questionable in the eyes of fellow conservatives. I couldn’t care less right now. When our legal system starts to be held up because of paintings that could trigger people, you know things have truly gone off the rails.