Another judge! Another judge!

A five-week-long murder trial in Anchorage came to an abrupt stop Wednesday when the judge, in the middle of closing arguments, learned that a family member has tested positive for the new coronavirus. // Anchorage Superior Court Judge Herman Walker quickly left the courthouse to isolate himself and was replaced by another judge.

Anchorage Daily News: Murder trial in Anchorage comes to abrupt halt when judge announces a relative tested positive for coronavirus — by Michelle Theriault Boots

I’m not even sure where to begin. The most effective resistance to this sort of organized crime is generally from the U.S. Marine Corps. The FBI and other civilian law enforcement departments are either ineffectual or on the wrong side of the law in our war on the Chicago Outfit and Five Families crime bosses, and it’s not clear that any of the other branches of the U.S. military are up to the task.

Anchorage is a major world sea port, and could definitely use more of a U.S. Navy and Marine Corps presence in order to more effectively fight an ongoing and persistent foreign invasion and onslaught of serious organized crime and judicial corruption.

And it gets even worse than that.

Prosecutor Dan Shorey offered some words of support to Walker, telling him he hoped his family was OK. // But he wasted no time getting to his next point: Walker needed to leave the courtroom and self-isolate. // “We are asking you to leave right now,” Shorey told Walker, according to audio from the hearing. … Minutes later, Walker was gone and Anchorage Superior Court Judge Josie Garton had taken over the trial.

So the judge was served notice of a lawful diagnosis of Coronavirus® in his family and immediately ordered to leave the bench. Can it get worse that than? Yes, it can, and it did.

Attorneys said they were concerned because they’d approached the bench to confer privately with Walker, coming in close contact with him regularly throughout the trial. … Both prosecutors working the trial are required by the Department of Law to go into a 14-day self-quarantine.

That’s the problem. Why would prosecuting attorneys ever confer so closely with the judge at a murder trial as to risk catching disease by direct transmission? The very thought is absurd and unreasonable. Those prosecutors are “holding back part of the price” at a murder trial. I don’t know what they are hiding, but 14 days is not enough. They need to be disbarred and charged as accessories to murder, attempted murder, murder-for-hire, and a whole laundry list of other serious organized crimes in which they are involved. They really need to be “quarantined” for the rest of their lives for intimidating the judge at a murder trial by making such direct threats to the lives and health of the judge’s family under the cloak of a false and presumptive medical diagnosis, associated epidemiological propaganda, and generated public hysteria.

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