Judge Blackman Is One Of The Most Cru...

Judge Blackman Is One Of The Most Cruel And Unfair Judges Alive

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Voter

Lake Charles, LA

#1 May 4, 2010
Taliban leaders show more wisdom than Judge Blackman. He makes young adults into hardened criminals by unfairly incarcerating people who try to do the right thing. He is without compassion and borderline inhumane. If he was the last candidate judge in the world, I'd vote against him. Jonesboro needs wise, fatherly figures on their benches. VOTE THE BUMS OUT!
Voter

Lake Charles, LA

#2 May 4, 2010
I almost forgot..... LOOKUP MY IP and pull me into a courtroom with another judge presiding, I'll prove how Judge Blackman is so unjust. It is a sad day when our leaders close their ears to reasonable men and women.
balif

United States

#3 May 4, 2010
How in the world can you say that he incarcerates those for doing the right thing? If YOU were doing the right thing you wouldn't have ended up in his court. He has guidelines that he follows that go for everyone. That may seem unfair, but if you were doing the right thing you wouldn't be there to begin with....so shut it!
Voter

Lake Charles, LA

#4 May 4, 2010
balif wrote:
How in the world can you say that he incarcerates those for doing the right thing? If YOU were doing the right thing you wouldn't have ended up in his court. He has guidelines that he follows that go for everyone. That may seem unfair, but if you were doing the right thing you wouldn't be there to begin with....so shut it!
You sir, are a pinhead.

I've never been incarcerated..... I'm a proud American and role model citizen. Until you know the facts, you should shut it!

Since: May 10

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#5 May 5, 2010
Everyone is innocent on the internet. Prove your case with an example and the Court of public opinion may turn your way.
Voter

Lake Charles, LA

#6 May 5, 2010
Last year a 19 y/o boy graduated H.S. on Friday and like most partied that weekend. He unfortunately got a DUI that weekend. He was arrested and received a sentence by judge Blackman:$500 fine, and either 8 months of rehab or 9 months in jail. The boy chose rehab and was sent to Newport where he underwent rehab for 4 months and was transferred to another rehab facility where he spent 3 months in rehab. Both facilities were faith-based rehab facilities and had no conventional addiction training, so the boy's parents moved him to NEA rehabilitation center. The young man completed the 1 1/2 months NEA program and returned home with a healthy heart and mind. A great attitude, I might add. He found a job within 10 days. So, he took his rehab certificates to court yesterday to show Judge Blackman and the judge did not ACCEPT the certificates or story the young man offered,(BECAUSE: ALL OF THE TIME WAS NOT SPENT 1 REHAB FACILITY). Then JUDGE BLACKMAN IMPOSED THE 9 MONTHS SENTENCE....AND LOCKED HIM UP. From this day, until 290 more days pass, a young healthy, law abiding, rehabilitated, productive citizen, will sit in Craighead county jail learning how to do all the wrong things in our society. What a colossal waste of life and tax payers dollars, feeding and housing good people.

NOW ALL THE PINHEADS JUMP INTO THIS STORY. Just to let you know, I'm not the boy, parent of the boy, or even related to this boy. I'm a retired Marine officer, family friend, who is now ashame of the Craighead county judiciary. Justice will prevail, God willing.
hey

Magnolia, AR

#7 May 5, 2010
Just from personal family experience, a person normally does not fully benefit from facility jumping. My sister was quite good at this. She never stayed at one place to finish a program...today she is still involved in the same mess she was before going to rehab. Not saying that this was the case...but I can see why it might be a problem. If a judge sends you somewhere if might be wise to finish the program where you are sent...or at least confer with the courts and get their prior approval before relocating. May not be what you want to hear, but might help someone else in the future.
Voter

Lake Charles, LA

#8 May 5, 2010
hey wrote:
Just from personal family experience, a person normally does not fully benefit from facility jumping. My sister was quite good at this. She never stayed at one place to finish a program...today she is still involved in the same mess she was before going to rehab. Not saying that this was the case...but I can see why it might be a problem. If a judge sends you somewhere if might be wise to finish the program where you are sent...or at least confer with the courts and get their prior approval before relocating. May not be what you want to hear, but might help someone else in the future.
Faith-based and conventional addiction facilities are as different as night and day. 1st point. the court did not assign a facility. The parents had to find one. Secondly, there are no 8 month rehab programs in Arkansas. I appreciate your input and candor, but THIS YOUNG MAN WAS NOT ADDICTED TO ANYTHING. He just partied with his senior classmates and made a mistake.
Ooops

Charleston, WV

#9 May 5, 2010
Voter wrote:
<quoted text>Faith-based and conventional addiction facilities are as different as night and day. 1st point. the court did not assign a facility. The parents had to find one. Secondly, there are no 8 month rehab programs in Arkansas. I appreciate your input and candor, but THIS YOUNG MAN WAS NOT ADDICTED TO ANYTHING. He just partied with his senior classmates and made a mistake.
I like the way you try to downplay he was a senior and just partying. Well, my friend, these kids are not adults and drinking is not legal for them. There is a reason for that. But sounds like the judge was trying to set a example, and if he wasn't, and I was a underage drinker, I would not want to get caught. So beware younger high school drinkers. You want to play adult, then you play with the real adult games. So sit your ass in jail and next time don't go to a faith base rehab and figure out which rehab you need to go per judge before you just go to one and then move three times.
Voter

Saint Albans, WV

#10 May 5, 2010
Ooops wrote:
<quoted text> I like the way you try to downplay he was a senior and just partying. Well, my friend, these kids are not adults and drinking is not legal for them. There is a reason for that. But sounds like the judge was trying to set a example, and if he wasn't, and I was a underage drinker, I would not want to get caught. So beware younger high school drinkers. You want to play adult, then you play with the real adult games. So sit your ass in jail and next time don't go to a faith base rehab and figure out which rehab you need to go per judge before you just go to one and then move three times.
Well, Well.. another pinhead throws a wayward opinion without knowing all of the story. What surprises me is how people make assumptions without inquiring about matters these days. If you are so wise Mr. Ooops, name an Arkansas state licensed rehabilitation program that lasts 8 months. You can't name one...unless it is a slave organization, radical christian, faith-based, farse program. They don't exist. You and this so-called, Jonesboro District justice system NEED to learn more about your own laws and state facilities. I'm really tired of addressing morons. I wonder if KAIT8, 60 Minutes, The Democrat Gazette, and a host of political leaders will think the way you do? Final question... How many people do you know have served 17 months for first DUI? None... So, I say, "Good Day!"
Voter

Saint Albans, WV

#11 May 5, 2010
I'm not going to continue this conversation with people that are willing to ignore, condone, or praise cruel and unusual punishment. May an Arabian camel fly up all of your noses.
guest

Dallas, TX

#12 May 5, 2010
I'd rather be a pinhead than a jarhead!!!! Bet this family isn't telling you the whole truth. If the truth be told this young man has probably had prior dui's! Just saying!
how about this

Mountain Home, AR

#13 May 5, 2010
"Do the crime, do the time" Wait a minute that would be to easy. Lets blame everyone else except the guilty party, that makes more sense. There is a reason our country is in the state its in.
lil brown haired girl

Deridder, LA

#14 May 5, 2010
Anybody ever paid attention to way he sentences? I was observing his courtroom one day. A young girl who failed to complete the last 4 hours of her communty service recieved 5 days in jail. A guy who intentionally hit his ex with a car got a fine and probabtion. I started watching the paper after that. This seems to be a habit with him. I'm not saying that the CS girl didn't need jail time, but he seems awful laid back about abuse.
guest

Lake City, AR

#16 May 5, 2010
In the case of the young man serving 9 months in jail on a DUI (presumably his first) after having gone to rehab, the punishment does not fit the crime. You naysayers would feel much differently about it if it were your own child. Yes, it was illegal, and he already lost 8 1/2 months of his life over it. Incarcerating him for 9 more months will do nothing positive for him, it will only fill him with embitterment towards the system. Congratulations, you're sticking up for practices that make criminals out of kids who make one stupid mistake. Assholes.
I CALL BULL

Bossier City, LA

#17 May 5, 2010
I can honestly say, the way this county is ran is not of the highest standards. I know FOR A FACT that they have quite a bit of frequent fliers in the court system. Once you get a charge and plea guilty to it, they will let just about any charge come through on you with a simple act of davit filed against you. I know my husbands ex was allowed to put harassment charges on him WHILE he was in Craighead County, and the court allowed it to pass through. I am no expert on jail, nor do I want to be, but wouldn't it be a little hard to harass someone from a jail cell? He is guilty before he ever pleas. I understand the judge in this county get's tired of seeing the same people over and over again, but maybe they should start looking at why they are in their over and over again. If it is because charges from the same person, then maybe they should see a connection. No, unfortunately, investigating before charging someone is not allowed in the court system around here. They are all about the money. But I can say he did my husband and I a "favor" so to speak. 8 months rehab. He needed some time in rehab, but honestly, 8 months. Two or three would have been more than enough. But giving him the option of almost a year in jail or rehab was the only way my husband and I would have received the help we needed.
Raven

Lake Charles, LA

#18 May 5, 2010
Sounds like anyone that doesn't agree with Voter is a "Pinhead". Judge Blackman is a no nonsense judge and does not put up with stupidity in his court. I'm sure there are plenty of rulings that he has made and many other judges as well that everyone, including myself, wouldn't agree with. He is bound by the law in many instances and his discretion falls into play as well. When you are in Law Enforcement or on the Bench for any length of time you hear every excuse imaginable for why an individual did what he did. For someone to take one instance and make a decision that he is "unfair and crue" is unfair to him without considering all of the cases he deals with daily throught the course of a year. I've been in his Court and seen how he handles various cases and he is one of the best to fill that seat in a long time. I didn't say I agree with all of his decisions but I do have a lot of respect for him and the decisions that he does hand down in the majority of cases. If that makes me a "Pinhead" then so be it. I'm glad we have a Judge like Judge Blackman!
DeltaNineKine

Bossier City, LA

#20 May 5, 2010
lil brown haired girl wrote:
Anybody ever paid attention to way he sentences? I was observing his courtroom one day. A young girl who failed to complete the last 4 hours of her communty service recieved 5 days in jail. A guy who intentionally hit his ex with a car got a fine and probabtion. I started watching the paper after that. This seems to be a habit with him. I'm not saying that the CS girl didn't need jail time, but he seems awful laid back about abuse.
You should check the paper for the bonds he sets too. Getting caught with a little weed is like a 15k-20k bond. People who vandalize property, and people in for assault don't get a bond nearly as high.
guest

Russellville, AR

#21 May 5, 2010
Typical crybaby thread. unfair judge or not if you had done nothing wrong YOU wouldn't have been in court! The Judge has the final say, maybe you learned your lesson, idiot. the world as a whole is not fair, grow a set of balls and get used to it.
Pinhead

Dallas, TX

#22 May 5, 2010
19 year old kids drinking and driving deserve severe punishment. If they ran over you or someone you love I bet the opinion of these young people would be much more negative.

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