The Alabama judiciary is short one judge this morning.
Jefferson County Judge Nakita Blocton has been removed for numerous controversial comments made.
Blocton, who is an African American woman, has, among other comments, called an employee a “heifer,” as well as referring to two of her fellow judges as an “Uncle Tom” and a “fat b****.”
The report on the removal of Blocton is reminiscent of the reports of the toxic environment in Kamala Harris’ office, only worse.
The report into the complaint found that Judge Blocton had “engaged in a pattern and practice of making inappropriate comments – for example, calling one judge ‘Uncle Tom’ and another judge a ‘fat b****’ and calling an employee a heifer.”
The report further found that Blocton regularly abused staff, litigants, and attorneys with belittling and verbal abuse.
Among some of those complaints were excessive hours, unnecessary and unproductive late-night work sessions, and unreasonable hours.
As a result of the complaint, Blocton reportedly commandeered their personal cell phones and log-in credentials in an effort to have any negative information pertaining to the judge removed from their phones and computers.
Judge Blocton also failed to clear her caseloads even though “she spent a substantial amount of time in her office.”
One of the judges assigned to help clear that backlog called Blocton’s inability to resolve the cases “appalling” and stated that she had given a “black eye” to the judicial system.
Another interesting aspect of the case was that Blocton had allegedly created aliases on Facebook to communicate with litigants.
In some cases, she was leaving threatening messages, such as “THE DEVIL IS WATCHING U” and “LEAVE THOSE BLACK WOMEN DEMOCRATS ALONE.”
Some allegations in the complaint, such as drug use and mental instability, were not confirmed.
Blocton was removed after all nine judges on the review panel voted in favor of the complaint.
Blocton’s attorney responded to the findings, stating, “We were trying to keep her on the bench, and we were disappointed they removed her from the bench.”
After reading the report, it sounds like he should be happy she is not being brought up on charges rather than disappointed she was unable to stay on the bench.
Source: Fox News