Liberal Judge Beacom
hey there

United States

#123 Apr 19, 2012
notingwithinterest wrote:
Just what is his conviction rating for the crimes he sits for?
The depth of ignorance about the role of judges in our legal system as depicted on this site is frightening. Judges don't have a "conviction rating" - securing a conviction is the job of the prosecutor. What it sounds like to me is you don't want a judge who serves as the buffer between you and the almighty power of the state (as envisioned by our Founder Fathers and set forth in the Constitution)- you want a whore for the prosecution who'll convict (or help the state to convict, in a jury trial) when they don't meet the burden of proof. That is truly scary.
Sour Grapes

Dallas, TX

#124 Apr 21, 2012
Texas Injustice wrote:
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No, I wasn't in court yesterday or a party to this case. However, I have seen Judge Beacom in action and he has made this "watch out" comment in several cases. Not long ago he was talking to one person and kept calling her by the wrong last name. Finally, she said who is so-n-so? I believe that judges do make up their minds before hearing both sides. I do not know if Beacom does this everytime, but I believe that he has done this in the past and at no time should a judge make up his/her mind before hearing both parties involved.
Dear Justice: I think what we have here again is simply a misunderstanding of the system. The definition of judge means to hear evidence or legal arguments in (a case) in order to pass judgment; adjudicate. The judges don't make up their minds until they have heard everything. I know people get frustrated when things happen in court they don't understand, but those lawyer and judges understand it from the correct legal perspective. Sometimes it may look a little whackly when not in the proper context (the legal context) but it is being done correctly. Now, IF a judge were to do what you say here -- the offended party can appeal that decision to a higher court where the entire action of the judge and the lawyers can be reviewed. Having said that, Judge Beacom to my knowledge has not had an appeal court send anything back to him in the 16 years he has been hearing cases. That tells me he is doing it right. NOW -- if you want a system like you are describing put Hopson in there. He is clueless, justice will be a sham. He has yet to say what he means by justice should be fair. What does he mean by that? Is he saying everyone should get the maximum in a criminal case because that is fair? Look -- I had to have some knee surgery. Before I did that I called about ten doctors here in town for their recommendations of a good doctor for that. When I need some handyman I call around to other people in construction I know and ask them about people. I have done the same thing in this election calling lawyers to find out what is going on. Without hesitation, every lawyer I have spoken to says Hopson knows nothing and that Beacom does a good job and does not play favorites. That is all you can ask for and people who don't win or get their way tend to want to beat up on the judge rather than just accepting things like big boys.
Fruit Cake Anyone

Dallas, TX

#125 Apr 21, 2012
Sour Grapes wrote:
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Dear Justice: I think what we have here again is simply a misunderstanding of the system. The definition of judge means to hear evidence or legal arguments in (a case) in order to pass judgment; adjudicate. The judges don't make up their minds until they have heard everything. I know people get frustrated when things happen in court they don't understand, but those lawyer and judges understand it from the correct legal perspective. Sometimes it may look a little whackly when not in the proper context (the legal context) but it is being done correctly. Now, IF a judge were to do what you say here -- the offended party can appeal that decision to a higher court where the entire action of the judge and the lawyers can be reviewed. Having said that, Judge Beacom to my knowledge has not had an appeal court send anything back to him in the 16 years he has been hearing cases. That tells me he is doing it right. NOW -- if you want a system like you are describing put Hopson in there. He is clueless, justice will be a sham. He has yet to say what he means by justice should be fair. What does he mean by that? Is he saying everyone should get the maximum in a criminal case because that is fair? Look -- I had to have some knee surgery. Before I did that I called about ten doctors here in town for their recommendations of a good doctor for that. When I need some handyman I call around to other people in construction I know and ask them about people. I have done the same thing in this election calling lawyers to find out what is going on. Without hesitation, every lawyer I have spoken to says Hopson knows nothing and that Beacom does a good job and does not play favorites. That is all you can ask for and people who don't win or get their way tend to want to beat up on the judge rather than just accepting things like big boys.
Can I jump in here on this? I was sitting with a family member in Beacom's court this week waiting on her civil case. I was just sitting to support her. A lawyer out of Dallas was there on a civil case and a Hunt County citizen was there representing herself. The citizen trying to represent herself had not done it right or something. Beacom told her that she had not done the right thing and the lawyer had and the lawyer was asking him (according to the law) to basically declare her the winner. The citizen was getting upset and going on about how she lives here and this lawyer is from Dallas etc. Beacom told her that the law was the law regardless of whom anyone was, and his duty was to follow it and declare the lawyer the winner -- it was the law. The lady then started getting upset and verbally abusive. Beacom told her to not yell at him -- he was the law -- and if she did that again she would find herself in jail for how she was treating the authority of the court. Now -- that is a prime example here. I am sure that lady is running around telling people Beacom screwed her by letting some hi powered Dallas lawyer scare him. No matter how much sympathy he might have had for the lady -- he could not let that interfere with his duty. He could not give the lady a second chance to do things right -- he followed the law. Nothing buddy buddy about that or anything else. You need someone with a backbone in there. Yeah -- it may not seem right to us outside the legal system but like this guy just said -- and I am impressed with it -- if he had been screwing up and playing the buddy system a higher court would have hammered him by now. 16 years without something coming back is pretty impressive.
notingwithintere st

Celina, TX

#126 Apr 22, 2012
... thank you God we are not beating the dead horse about this judge being liberal or conservative. No appeals in 16 years,... is this because the county he serves is not sufficiently well off to continue court battles and feed attorneys who thrive on argument, debate and for purposes of this forum pointless verbal runnoff. From what I can see none of you actually live in Hunt County why do you choose this media to do your bickering and debating?
hey al gore

Forney, TX

#127 Apr 22, 2012
notingwithinterest wrote:
... thank you God we are not beating the dead horse about this judge being liberal or conservative. No appeals in 16 years,... is this because the county he serves is not sufficiently well off to continue court battles and feed attorneys who thrive on argument, debate and for purposes of this forum pointless verbal runnoff. From what I can see none of you actually live in Hunt County why do you choose this media to do your bickering and debating?
Learn how the internet works before making a "brilliant" statement like, "From what I can see none of you actually live in Hunt County why do you choose this media to do your bickering and debating?"
Sour Grapes

Arlington, TX

#128 Apr 23, 2012
notingwithinterest wrote:
... thank you God we are not beating the dead horse about this judge being liberal or conservative. No appeals in 16 years,... is this because the county he serves is not sufficiently well off to continue court battles and feed attorneys who thrive on argument, debate and for purposes of this forum pointless verbal runnoff. From what I can see none of you actually live in Hunt County why do you choose this media to do your bickering and debating?
FYI -- the names on the sides are usually where the internet server's ip address is located -- not the person doing the writing -- for instance ME -- I do not live in Arlington I live right here in good old G-town. As for the appeals - if you will read what was said -- it is talking about appeals out of the 354th that have gone to higher courts and those higher courts have said what was done in the 354th was correct and have therefore not caused them to be tried a second time because the judge fouled it up. Read first please.
uh

Haslet, TX

#129 Apr 23, 2012
Sour Grapes wrote:
<quoted text>FYI -- the names on the sides are usually where the internet server's ip address is located -- not the person doing the writing -- for instance ME -- I do not live in Arlington I live right here in good old G-town. As for the appeals - if you will read what was said -- it is talking about appeals out of the 354th that have gone to higher courts and those higher courts have said what was done in the 354th was correct and have therefore not caused them to be tried a second time because the judge fouled it up. Read first please.
You mean people should try to educate themselves BEFORE spouting out their ignorant comments? What a novel idea.
Marshall

Royse City, TX

#130 May 16, 2012
Early voting now underway. Get rid of Beacom. He's been in there TOO LONG!
Sour Grapes

Arlington, TX

#131 May 17, 2012
Marshall wrote:
Early voting now underway. Get rid of Beacom. He's been in there TOO LONG!
What is there about someone being in an elected position for 16 years that makes his service "TOO LONG" -- if you can -- state exactly why him being in office for 16 years is a bad thing. The prior DA was in office about 25 years and no one said anything about him being in there "TOO LONG" -- so what is your beef really or is that all you can say about his service -- he's just been there too long,
Marshall

Greenville, TX

#132 May 17, 2012
Yes, time for a change!
Local Dude

Fort Worth, TX

#133 May 17, 2012
Again, not speaking for or against any candidate, but as I've mentioned before, you have to appreciate the circular logic displayed by some of the posters on this forum.

(1) Beacom has been on the bench too long!

(2) Why?

(1) Because it is time for a change.

Oh, well, if that's your reasoning ...
Charles

Greenville, TX

#134 May 18, 2012
Yeah, Beacom better get his rocking chair dusted off. The Republicans are not going to vote this liberal back in!
WHY

United States

#135 May 18, 2012
Charles wrote:
Yeah, Beacom better get his rocking chair dusted off. The Republicans are not going to vote this liberal back in!
Why can't one person give one example of why Judge Beacom is too liberal or been there too long? I'm convinced the opponents are simply trolling Topix throwing these buzz words out to slander him. Just my thoughts.
Sour Grapes

Arlington, TX

#136 May 18, 2012
WHY wrote:
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Why can't one person give one example of why Judge Beacom is too liberal or been there too long? I'm convinced the opponents are simply trolling Topix throwing these buzz words out to slander him. Just my thoughts.
I agree. When you have nothing of your own to run on, you have to come up with something you think might resonate with people. The longevity of his service is not a disqualifier by any means. Many times the "he's a liberal" people have been asked to state the specifics of that allegation and they have yet to come up with anything. The thing that is far worse is they can say NOTHING about their candidates qualifications. Being a firefighter makes somebody a good judge alright.
Sour Grapes

Arlington, TX

#137 May 18, 2012
Charles wrote:
Yeah, Beacom better get his rocking chair dusted off. The Republicans are not going to vote this liberal back in!
Welcome back Charles! Long time no see! Once again Charles -- for maybe the tenth time -- tell me how he is liberal if you can.
Sour Grapes

Arlington, TX

#138 May 18, 2012
Marshall wrote:
Early voting now underway. Get rid of Beacom. He's been in there TOO LONG!
Ok fella -- how does his 16 years of service suddenly make him a bad judge? God save us all.
voted

Quitman, TX

#139 May 19, 2012
Please someone report on how BEACOM pads the pockets of court appt.Att.
This guy wants to pad the way of Craig Black.
He resets every Cbs CASE this guy is scared of tough decissions ,Get HIM the Hell out . Please vote him out Vote either one of the other's.
Save whats left of a system we should be able to beleive in.
common sense

Royse City, TX

#140 May 21, 2012
a lot of political b.s on here, but really we need to send this tired old bastard to the home. he' s been in there too long and we need some fresh blood. he was new too at one time, so everyone can grow into the job. when it is time to go, it is time to go and this is beacom's time to go!
concerned voter

Fort Worth, TX

#141 May 22, 2012
common sense wrote:
a lot of political b.s on here, but really we need to send this tired old bastard to the home. he' s been in there too long and we need some fresh blood. he was new too at one time, so everyone can grow into the job. when it is time to go, it is time to go and this is beacom's time to go!
Oh my, another genius wading in with the same tired old accusations. Let me make it simple for you. You have a choice for a brain surgeon to take out a large tumor in your head. Risky surgery that could kill you. Now, do you want the most experienced surgeon around (16+ years), or do you want a nice guy who is a screw up as a surgeon, but who can maybe eventually "grow into the job"? If you're going to use 'common sense' as your screen name, at least try to display some.
Sour Grapes

Fort Worth, TX

#142 May 22, 2012
voted wrote:
Please someone report on how BEACOM pads the pockets of court appt.Att.
This guy wants to pad the way of Craig Black.
He resets every Cbs CASE this guy is scared of tough decissions ,Get HIM the Hell out . Please vote him out Vote either one of the other's.
Save whats left of a system we should be able to beleive in.
It is obvious from what you say here that you simply do not know what you are talking about -- which makes you a Hopson supporter -- if you have the guts to come out here and admit it. There are FOUR judges up there EACH of whom MUST pay the court appointed attorneys for the work they perform on a case just as the judges before them did. You see there is a movement afoot which Hopson says he is for to cap attorneys fees. Do you know why they want to do that? They do not want defendants represented -- they want them to just plea and take it and they want to void them of their constitutional rights. FURTHER -- you moron -- Beacom has not been hearing CPS cases for years and he is not afraid of Craig Black or any other attorney. Moron.

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