Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Come see the Amazing Mind-Reading Patriarch

Echidne writes about a case of patronising judge that can barely be believed.

A Mexican immigrant applying for a restraining order against her husband was threatened with deportation unless she left the court room. When she left, the judge ruled:

[Judge Bruce R.] Fink then dismissed the case: "Well, she brought the proceedings, and if she's not here to go forward, I guess all of the requests are denied."

Using his amazing powers of mind-reading, this judge:

...insisted he was seeking what he thought was an agreeable solution for both parties.

"What I saw was nothing more than some yelling and screaming between a husband and wife," he said.

"I also saw that they really didn't want to not be together anymore."

Fink by name, fink by nature.

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