A Michigan judge who berated a 72-year-old cancer patient for failing to tidy up the weeds in his yard has apologized after more than 200,000 people signed a petition demanding her resignation.
The judge told the visibly sick older man that she wanted to send him to jail for his untidy yard.
31RST DISTRICT COURTA Michigan judge who berated a 72-year-old cancer patient for failing to tidy up the weeds in his yard has apologized after more than 200,000 people signed a petition demanding her resignation. Burhan Chowdhury, 72, appeared in a Zoom hearing on Jan. 10 after getting a ticket for overgrown grass outside his home in Hamtramck. Wheezing as he spoke, Chowdhury tried to explain to the judge: “I am a cancer patient, very old, ma’am... I was then very weak... I cannot look after this thing.” However, Judge Alexis Krot chose to humiliate the man, telling him: “You should be ashamed of yourself... If I could give you jail time on this, I would... If you come back here, you’re going to jail.” AfterRead more: The Daily Beast »
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RECALL VOTE. granolalesbian Still want her butt out of her judge throne. Does she hang juveniles for egging their girlfriends house on Halloween? Female pit bull. 👿Aunt Dot Karen It’s not enough! Horrible person Outrageous. bkaydw Sorry Im almost losing my job apology. Apologies not excepted. Resign, now. You are not fit for service
There is not a way for her to continue and be respected though. How many of her decisions were based on her evil prejudices? What does she even believe or follow as a rule of law? If she were truly sorry she would hire some unemployed teenagers to clean up his weeds. She shouldn’t be apologizing to the waves. Let her go and clean the weed off with an apology letter.
shar76 Let me guess, JudgeAlexisKrot must be GOP
This is the kind of person who decides the fates of others? YaffaDina She said he should be “ashamed”? Holy hell. She. Should. Resign. What has the world come to? This woman should not be on the bench. Too much of a power trip. No excuse. PamMaccabee So she only apologised because he was threatened with unemployment? Not because she realized she was a heartless poor excuse for a human being?
UNBELIEVABLE! Lawyers sure aren't looking good these days. I had a lawyer friend who told me that least I wasn't part of a profession that was much maligned. I felt for him because he was good and BRILLIANT. These lawyers could not hold a candle to the good man I knew. So she apologized - If she’s that out of touch to humiliate someone like she did, she should step down, because she’s an embarrassment to the court..
Not. Good. Enough. That judge is just sorry she got caught being a jerk! It shouldn’t have taken a petition to get her to be human!
The fact that people can get a ticket for overgrown grass in the first place… wild She actually said, 'if I could give you jail time on this I would.' Like, that actually came out of her mouth about some grass. Horrifying. I wonder what she's done to others. WTF? How could she treat him like that? What is wrong with her?
If she doesn't resign, ALL potential jurors should refuse to sit in her court if she's presiding over a case. They can say they can't be fair due to their mistrust of this judge and want to be excused. Aren't we all sick of corrupt, ignorant, cruel judges? Foul creature. May karma visit her for that cruel act.
She should still resign. DON’T accept her apology. DO accept her resignatiom. She’ll unfit for the job. Should be fired and disbarred Get her off the bench anyhow.
Too little, too late. I just hope whoever wrote the ticket wasn't aware of this man's condition. Maybe where he lives, they just mail it or drop it in the mailbox & leave rather than hand it to the person - who knows? If you're old and poor, you can be treated like this. Usually it's not so blatant. I got fined for not cleaning my yard because I was having surgery.
emc_mcdonald Shame on her and shame on whoever complained without checking on the person. What happened to neighbors looking out for one another “I apologize to the person who appeared before me….” His name is Burhan Chowdhury. 'I made a mistake. I acted intemperately. I’m very embarrassed that I did so. I apologize to the person who appeared before me…”. Me me me me me. Judge Karen is an entitled narcissist.
But did she resign tho How can people be this awful. A shame that she has control over anyone Not enough. The judge should take her behind to that person’s house and pick the weeds. Even that isn’t enough but perhaps a start. What the judge did here is reprehensible, but How in the actual f%k did this get brought in front of a judge in the first place? Whoever initiated this should be on trial, not this elder.
JudgeAlexisKrot is yet another reminder that I promised my daughter that I would not use TheCword to describe C’s like Judge Alexis Krot I hope other judges see this, and reflect on the choices of their colleagues in various circuits across the US and the SC, and realize that they are absolutely destroying any remaining public confidence in them and their profession as a whole.
I think what she did was sickening. But she did self-report and she did much of it before the 200,000 signatures. I don’t know whether to give her a chance or not. I will follow the lead of the family once they have their meeting with her. Are journalists and judges having a competition to see who can be the first to destroy every shred of credibility their respective professions have? I feel bad for 'the good ones' in these two professions (and there absolutely are), because their colleagues are failing massively.
Joseph4800 She needs to resign. She has no conscience and is only apologizing because she was called out. Thejude99 p.s. I will bet dollars to donuts she's a Republican. If she is a Dem, she should switch parties immediately. We don't play at those games. Just a guess, but likely private school,prep school, private college, private law school, country club growing up and now. Asking where his Mexican landscaping company was during his illness. Just a guess.
What is wrong with people? Like why? Even if he didn't have cancer, this is just so sick. 'Priorities' Judges have way too much power and insulation from too many things. Although I understand that they need to be able to make sound decisions without outside interference, that same kind of bubble tends make them think they are demigods.
dustoff2 She needs to go! EMPATHY is lost in America due to 45th. But is she resigning? Her apology means nothing Just resign! alexiskrot Just resign alexiskrot. Judge Karen She should be removed! That’s inexcusable. And has she resigned yet? She’s not sorry. She’s only sorry she got caught. She couldn’t even be bothered to say his name.
Phony sorry! Still needs to be removed from the bench!
She can apologize by resigning. Have the judge pull the weeds. The judiciary needs to answer for its grossness. I’m glad to see it. I’m so so so very sorry that I got caught, and now that I have been caught I am embarrassed because it’s not like me. Yea right. Power hungry individuals Petitions don't change judicial attitudes. The judge will continue to think the land belongs to the city, not the homeowner who paid for it. She needs to be replaced with someone who appreciates freedom from government meddling.
Your apology has fallen on deaf ears. Resign To late. She must go. jentaub Disgraceful. She needs kicked to the curb for her abuse of this man! I feel so sorry for this community and for her family. She showed who she was when she humiliated an elderly cancer patient. Believe her. Doesn’t sound like she is qualified to be a judge.
Apologies after the petition tells you all you need to know about her. This likely isn't her first time, nor is the gentleman her first 'victim'. She only apologized because she was caught. She should have to resign. Not enough!!! Apologies don’t matter in this instance. It shows a complete absence of empathy which is unfit for anyone with power over others. She needs to be forced out.
I have a neighbor in his late 80's and I'm in my late 70's. My neighbor has health issues which prevent him from doing yard work. During summer and fall I mow and pick up leaves in his yard as an extension of doing my own yard. Neighbors help neighbors in need! Bitch. Recall her. Apology may be accepted...resignation demanded
She needs to be fired Of course she apologizes now that her ass is on the line SorryNotSorry resign I'm sure she is?
Judge needs to go jlswls2012 She can show she's really sorry by stepping down and devoting the rest of her life to shutting the hell up. Somehow I doubt that's going to happen. So, he was Black? She needs to be removed Judge Karen. cagney1991 Not good enough. She needs to resign. She apologized because this blew up. I'm sure her treatment of this gentleman had nothing to do with his race or ethnicity, right? Maybe someone should take a hard look at whether she has a record of discriminating against POC who have the misfortune of appearing in her court.
The US 'court' system WILL be our undoing I bet she's a trumper and a Christian. fake coerced apologies aren’t apologies.
Let's follow up and get her off the bench stillwaters1029 I might forgive her but she needs to go….. That’s a sign, when you’re on the bench & you go off on a person like that for weeds of all things marygribbin809 Eva Braun was the first thing which popped into my head. America beat the nazis once, we will beat them again.
She should Pay for his yard clean up and have it done monthly ! The apologies were not enough...her comments and the berating of another human being revealed who she is and she does not need to be sitting in judgment of others. If a judge does not behave honorably, find someone else for that position. Trump appointee? Favor payback? Suck-up?
Big face unhappy woman taking her problems out on those in her courtroom karensgonewild She should still resign. She can be sorry, in jeans and work boots over at his home helping clear out the weeds. And then she can resign.
inforenique W-a-i-t for it..... The apology is nice but you see she didn’t feel that until someone said something,which means she doesn’t give a fuck that he’s 72 with cancer.she should still resign Privilege…that’s the problem with the judiciary. There’s no accountability Fire her She should be ashamed of herself and resign.
The 🇺🇸, the place where you get fined for not mowing the grass. Unbelievable there's people trying to migrate there. Super insane. In normal countries you talk it over with your neighbors or mind your own business and'authorities' have better things to do than check front yards She is sorry because 200,000 people demanded she resign, nothing else.😡😡😡😡
Too little, too late. She traumatized him and his son. IMHO she is at very least a bigot. Her act of contrition should be cleaning & maintaining that poor old man's yard by HERSELF. She needs to get him specialized community services for elders. What she did was unacceptable. Send someone over to help the guy out…. It’s not Rocket Science…. It’s yard work!👎🥴
Her term ends in 2027, no way she resigns. But she should She's gotta go. Imagine what else she has said over her career that was not supported. “If I could give you jail time on this, I would” - for not mowing grass, beyond reproach: Good she had to apologize - was she having a bad day and wanted to lash out at someone? She should know better.
August 2nd he was cited. She yelled at him in the middle of winter on January 10th. And “apologized” 10 days later. If she exhibits so little compassion, she has no business judging people or sentencing them. Apologies after 200k plus ppl demand you resign sounds a bit hollow. How about getting the guy community assistance? Some group that needs to do community service to help him and others like him out?
'You're an embarrassment!' she must be fired
7:04AM ET 31RST DISTRICT COURT A Michigan judge who berated a 72-year-old cancer patient for failing to tidy up the weeds in his yard has apologized after more than 200,000 people signed a petition demanding her resignation. Burhan Chowdhury, 72, appeared in a Zoom hearing on Jan. 10 after getting a ticket for overgrown grass outside his home in Hamtramck. Wheezing as he spoke, Chowdhury tried to explain to the judge: “I am a cancer patient, very old, ma’am... I was then very weak... I cannot look after this thing.” However, Judge Alexis Krot chose to humiliate the man, telling him: “You should be ashamed of yourself... If I could give you jail time on this, I would... If you come back here, you’re going to jail.” After went viral, Krot apologized, saying in a statement to the Detroit Free Press: “ I made a mistake... I acted intemperately. I’m very embarrassed that I did so. I apologize to the person who appeared before me and to our entire community for having failed to meet the high standards that we expect of our judicial officers, and that I expect of myself.”