36th District Judge Vanessa Bradley.Thanks to GCrowdy. I understand that one may not cuss in open court, but if a black woman alleging that she had been brutally beaten and gang-raped were being run through the mill by the defense attorney for a white man accused of the crime, and blurted out, “Get to the point, b—h!,” would the good judge have immediately sentenced the woman to three days in jail in a cell right next to the alleged rapist, rather than warning the alleged victim that any further profanity would result in her being jailed for contempt?
Of course, not. She would have first warned her, and she would never have had her incarcerated next to the alleged rapist, where he could harass and threaten her.
Heck, since when does one jail a woman for three days next to any man? And don’t tell me the judge had nothing to do with what cell the woman was confined to. That jurist must be removed from the bench, post haste, and disbarred. But will that happen? She will much more likely get awards from the NAACP and the John Doe calling himself “Barack Obama,” not in spite of what she did to this white woman, but because of it.
Regarding the Fox News story’s title (see below), I look forward to hearing of black rape accusers being referred to as “alleged rape victims.” So far, I do not recall them ever being referred to as anything but “victims,” plain and simple. [After Jail Time for Contempt, Alleged Rape Victim Returns to Testify by Taryn Asher, Fox 2 News (Detroit), July 15, 2011, 10:37 p.m., EDT, updated July 18, 2011, 6:42 a.m., EDT.]