Last week, the DOJ revealed that the Ferguson police department was rife with racism and corruption, operating more like a profiteering racket and less like a law enforcement agency.
Well, it turns out that the DOJ also revealed something that adds a little bit more irony to the situation: the judge responsible for implementing hefty fines on citizens for the sake of generating revenue himself owes $170,000 in unpaid taxes:
The judge in Ferguson, Missouri, who is accused of fixing traffic tickets for himself and colleagues while inflicting a punishing regime of fines and fees on the city’s residents, also owes more than $170,000 in unpaid taxes.A judge who heavily fined residents for the sake of profit owes heavily in unpaid taxes?
Ronald J Brockmeyer, whose court allegedly jailed impoverished defendants unable to pay fines of a few hundred dollars, has a string of outstanding debts to the US government dating back to 2007, according to tax filings obtained by the Guardian from authorities in Missouri.
That’s just as unbelievable as an anti-gun politician being caught smuggling guns.
Or an anti-gay politician being caught having gay bathroom flings.
Or an anti-drug politician being caught smuggling tons of cocaine.
Or a pro-surveillance politician complaining that the CIA has been spying on her.
Or a pro-transparency politician being caught sending secret e-mails.
Or…pretty much every single hypocritical politician since the very first politician!
Remember: they’re only paid to enforce the laws on others, not on themselves, for they are above the law!