Cook County Judge Charged With Shoving Deputy At Daley Center

CHICAGO (STMW) — Cook County Judge Cynthia Brim was arrested and locked up by authorities after tossing a set of keys and shoving a sheriff’s deputy in the Daley Center court complex late Friday afternoon.

A day earlier Brim was on the bench in one of the county’s suburban courthouses — presiding over traffic-ticket cases — when she went on a tirade and had to be asked to leave the courtroom, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

About 4:45 p.m. Friday, Brim arrived at the downtown Daley Center, approached sheriff’s deputies outside of a security checkpoint and asked if they had found a set of keys she lost, sheriff’s spokesman Frank Bilecki said. The deputies, who did not know who she was, showed her three sets of keys that had turned up and she claimed one of the sets, he said.

She left but returned about 15 minutes later, this time tossing a set of keys toward at least one deputy and shoving one in the chest for unknown reasons, Bilecki said. “At that point she was taken into custody,” he said, adding that she was handcuffed and led away to a sheriff’s lockup in the basement of the downtown court building. She was charged with misdemeanor battery and was expected to be released, he said.

On Thursday, sources said, Brim was acting erratically on the bench as she presided over traffic cases in the county’s suburban Markham courthouse. She was hearing traffic cases on tickets written by South Holland, that town’s police chief confirmed.

“An incident did happen,” said South Holland Police Chief Warren Millsaps, whose officers were in Brim’s packed courtroom Thursday morning. He declined to provide details, referring questions to the presiding judge of the Sixth District, Marjorie Laws. Laws referred calls to Chief Judge Timothy Evans, who did not respond to a request for comment.

One source told the Sun-Times that Brim made comments during the call that were “racial in nature,” accusing south suburban towns of ticketing only black and Hispanic drivers. She accused south suburban police officers of conspiring to get her fired, the source said.

Another source said she recited her parents’ names, the address of her church and her license plate number and walked around the courtroom, complaining she had been run out of her last assignment.

Acting Presiding Judge Brian K. Flaherty asked her repeatedly to leave the courtroom, the source said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Zatso

    You talk about STUPIDITY!

    This judge should have been treated like any other citizen that had disrupted a COUTROOM or Interfered with a Sheriff’s security checkpoint.

    She should have been arrested and removed from her courtroom on Thursday.

    Watch for all the mumbo-jumbo to come out now


  • Tom


  • Debra Washington

    Must be Black.

    • Alabaster White

      No doubt about it.

      • THEE Yard Ape

        You am correct, no doubt!!!

  • Mike

    Get her off the bench and check out her cases involving White drivers. she may have dsicriminated against them.

    • Just axin

      Good point, mike. See what happens when you give power to the powerless? Someone should also see how long she was an atty. Prob not much experience. Must have had Emil jones or someone sponsor her. I’m sure she tosses the, “Don’t you know who I is?” everywhere she goes.

  • German leprechaun

    Sounds like “Princess” doesn’t like playing by the rules…

    And she plays her full hand of race cards, too! What a surprise!!

  • Bob Hamilton

    She has some kind of mail order Doctorate degree from some online theology school.

    • German leprechaun

      So she’s a “Reverend Dr.”, too? LOL that’s freakin’ beautiful!!!

      • THEE Yard Ape

        They all be reverends, don’t ya know!!! This is exactly what happens when you give these fuking savages their freedom and affirmative action takes over!!!!! Just ask the caucasians in south africa for fux sake!!!!



    • German leprechaun

      Indeed. We’ve all migrated to the south-WEST suburbs.

  • ro ro
  • German leprechaun

    I nominate this filthy negress for a Cynthia McKinney award!

    • Just axin

      I second that nomination.

      • German leprechaun

        Thank you, Just. I’ll forward them to the White House; perhaps Hussein Obama can present the award in the East Room soon!!

  • Kathy Daly

    The details of Judge Brims racial tirade and why is the media hiding the fact she is related to jesse jackson?

    • THEE Yard Ape

      @Kathy – THANK YOU for posting the link!!!!!! Just the type of species that should be holding a position of power!!! W T F is wrong with this lousy city & state!!??

    • German leprechaun

      Thanks for posting this. Looks like she needs to be censured (at the very least) by the Supreme Court. Good grief!!

  • Pamala E.

    I see that the usual suspects, Yard Ape, Just axin and Alabaster White surface here to spew their racist remarks, once again. Typical. They never seem to post on stories involving White people. Funny how that works.

    • German leprechaun

      Hey, what about me? You forgot me!!

    • Just axin

      German- just a few more stories for you to contribute and you will receive tenure. Pam- get real. If a white judge even alluded to the comments she made, all their cases would be dropped and there’d be marches outside the courthouse. At least be straight on that one.

      • German leprechaun

        I’m very moved, thank you. Will there be an investiture ceremony?

      • Tramicia

        @Pamela, Finally, someone comes right out and admits it. Lyndia and NWA do the same thing. Trolling through stories, looking for an opportunity to cut on whitey, rather than commenting on the story itself!

      • Pamala E.

        I am very clear. My intention was to comment on the racism in the postings not the stories themselves.

    • German leprechaun

      Actually, you need to pay much closer attention to the postings here. They do, indeed, post on the criminal behavior of White people. Evidently, you only read and digest that which you wish to believe!!

      • Pamala E.

        Wrong, I’m a pretty avid reader of these threads. I like to remain mindful that in this alleged post-racial society, racism is indeed alive and well. Congrats to all who contribute daily.

  • Pamala E.

    Tramicia, no need for an amen from one, such as you, who appears to troll the same stories only to post racist comments not engage in true dialogue and exchange of ideas.

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