Fla. Judge Blames ADHD for Hasty Arrests

Fla. Judge Blames ADHD for Hasty Arrests

There are 34 comments on the Yahoo story from Mar 29, 2006, titled Fla. Judge Blames ADHD for Hasty Arrests. In it, Yahoo reports that:

A judge who had 11 people arrested for accidentally going to the wrong courtroom told an ethics board he was "horrified" by what he had done and blamed the problem on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Retired2005

United States

#1 Mar 29, 2006
Will we ever know how many of his past decisions were affected by his ADHD?
Getting someone like this off the bench now would be too soon.
I understand that judges are human too, but we must be able to rely on them to be beyond reproach in the performance of their duties.
lou

UK

#2 Mar 29, 2006
What a crock of shit!This could open the floodgates for bogus ADHD sufferers(i thought it was only kids who sufferered from it?)Where do you draw the line?"oh please excuse any bad behaviour of mine from birth onwards-i didn't know i had ADHD!!
ProductofItalyfr omNyC

Chicago, IL

#3 Mar 29, 2006
Having siblings & myself,w/this disorder,I'll tell ya, they diagnos,ADHD,in early childhood.Grammar school.I've noticed that mad of the population,has a mental disorder,or mental health issues,after wrong doing,for worse crimes,like murder,etc. Its easier to lie about mental health,study it and perform it.Yes I know there are tests,but believe me,I know of people who brain washed themselves into believing they have a mental issue.These are the people I call a real mental case!
James

Kirkland, WA

#4 Mar 29, 2006
First a sex offender blames her sexual offense with a fourteen year old boy on being Bi-Polar and now a Judge blames his poor judgement on ADHD? Whats next? Bush is going to blame the war on male menopause? At least the sex offender married the boy. All of this judges cases should be reviewed by a judicial panel to discover if anyone else was wrongfully incarcerated. If we expect our polititions to be perfect then our judicial system should be more than perfect and almost god like in nature. People do make mistakes, but this is a travisty!
punkyraccoon

Since: Dec 05

Louisville, KY

#5 Mar 30, 2006
Lou

Adults suffer from ADD which Attention Deficit Disorder also. I'm not sure about the hyperactivity part, but I guess it is possible. Yes they do did to review his cases, if his judgment is impaired, then we need his past cases reviewed.
lou

UK

#6 Mar 30, 2006
punkyraccoon wrote:
Lou

Adults suffer from ADD which Attention Deficit Disorder also. I'm not sure about the hyperactivity part, but I guess it is possible. Yes they do did to review his cases, if his judgment is impaired, then we need his past cases reviewed.
how do they treat it in adults?Over here kids are given ritalin, which is amphetamine based,but somehow works in regards to concentration,and hyperactivity,but that's on kids.Do you know?
Mike

Washington, DC

#7 Mar 31, 2006
Sounds like this guy has Borderline Personality Disorder not ADHD; rage fits then disassociation from them (like nothing even happened) and no apology for the obvious harm caused.

http://www.bpdcentral.com/resources/basics/in...
lou

UK

#8 Mar 31, 2006
Mike wrote:
Sounds like this guy has Borderline Personality Disorder not ADHD; rage fits then disassociation from them (like nothing even happened) and no apology for the obvious harm caused.

http://www.bpdcentral.com/resources/basics/in...
I presume he won't get as much public sympathy for a personality disorder
Debbysnack

Pasadena, CA

#9 Mar 31, 2006
lou wrote:
<quoted text>I presume he won't get as much public sympathy for a personality disorder
ROFL!!!

Guess not! The public has spoken! LOL
lou

UK

#10 Mar 31, 2006
Debbysnack wrote:
<quoted text>

ROFL!!!

Guess not! The public has spoken! LOL
hello you!
Debbysnack

Pasadena, CA

#11 Mar 31, 2006
Hi you! You are up late!@^..^ <<<Trying to do a Peanut face!:)

Woot!
lou

UK

#12 Mar 31, 2006
Debbysnack wrote:
Hi you! You are up late!@^..^ <<<Trying to do a Peanut face!:)

Woot!
ADHD!!!!!!!!!!
lou

UK

#13 Mar 31, 2006
("~) i like this uncertain face one
lou

UK

#14 Mar 31, 2006
i'm going to tear myself away from this computer,goodnight God bless,Debbysnack...why oh why does the tune for smelly cat come into my head when i say debbysnack.?
Debbysnack,de-ehbysnack,what are they feeding you?
Debbysnack,de-ehbysnack,it's not your fault.
I bid you goodnight,dear lady!
kba

Laguna Beach, CA

#15 Mar 31, 2006
(@@)

(**)

(^^)

(==)
We're watching all you weirdlings
Debbysnack

Pasadena, CA

#16 Mar 31, 2006
kba wrote:
(@@)

(**)

(^^)

(==)
We're watching all you weirdlings
Close your eyes Mr. Bill!

(*)(*)
kba

Laguna Beach, CA

#17 Mar 31, 2006
(0 0) (o o) (- -)...I will, but I'm not Mr. Bill
Debbysnack

Pasadena, CA

#18 Mar 31, 2006
kba wrote:
(0 0)(o o)(--)...I will, but I'm not Mr. Bill
Aw, you peeked!!
Debbysnack

Pasadena, CA

#19 Mar 31, 2006
lou wrote:
i'm going to tear myself away from this computer,goodnight God bless,Debbysnack...why oh why does the tune for smelly cat come into my head when i say debbysnack.?
Debbysnack,de-ehbysnack,what are they feeding you?
Debbysnack,de-ehbysnack,it's not your fault.
I bid you goodnight,dear lady!
Anyways, good night lou,zzzzzzzzzzz. Don't forget to check in offbeat and set Mr. Bill straight. He thinks I am backwards about you! ")
kba

Laguna Beach, CA

#20 Mar 31, 2006
Debbysnack wrote:
<quoted text>

Anyways, good night lou,zzzzzzzzzzz. Don't forget to check in offbeat and set Mr. Bill straight. He thinks I am backwards about you! ")
Yr whacko!

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