'Bad is my middle name': Belleville j...

'Bad is my middle name': Belleville judge faces heroin, gun charges

There are 5 comments on the Belleville News Democrat story from May 24, 2013, titled 'Bad is my middle name': Belleville judge faces heroin, gun charges. In it, Belleville News Democrat reports that:

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook stood in a federal courtroom Friday morning wearing cut-offs, a "Bad is my middle name" T-shirt and shackles as he was charged with possessing a weapon while using drugs and possession of heroin.

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Troy, IL

#2 May 24, 2013
This sucks, that judge was my best source of quality coke now I will be forced to use meth exclusively.
Mercy mercy

East Saint Louis, IL

#3 May 24, 2013
Of course he won't free. Minimum bail, no jail. You got what you voted for, St. corrupt County. A sheriff who is unelected, appointed over senior deserving officers with long tenure at the county level...an ex mayor appointed to a high level position despite they dirty towels in his laundry. And behind it all, the free wheeling, tax stealing, laughing lawyers of this poor, powerless county. The honest taxpayer in SCC is just screwed.
Heard It

Montgomery, AL

#5 May 24, 2013
I have spoken with Pat Young and he has told me that the way your cases are decided are in the backroom before the trial even begins. I qeuss goodeals4u is right. But you can't convince the un educated voter, that will vote a straight ticket in this county. Everyone will pay for the ignorance.
green thumb

Columbia, IL

#9 May 27, 2013
What was the cause death of the judge? Was it from the cocaine? If so the dealer needs to get life in jail. Period! He thinks he is going to get a deal because he ran his mouth about the judges. Lock him up
Mark Winshel

Concord, CA

#11 May 29, 2013
This isn't even the tip of the iceberg in regard to the problem of drug addiction in the so called legal profession.

More specifically, one of the dirty little secrets of that sleazy mafia that likes to refer to itself as the legal profession is that members of that so called profession, in other words lawyers and judges, have far and away the highest rates of alcoholism and drug addiction - and also of suicide, divorce, and domestic violence - of any major profession.

And still furthermore, lawyers and judges who are drug addicts are even much more likely than other members of the legal profession to be involved in embezzling, money laundering, and fixing cases in exchange for under the table bribes.

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