Thursday, February 23, 2017

#1796: Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson is a state judge in California who, in 2012, got publicly reprimanded by the California Commission on Judicial Performance for going total Akin: “In the commission’s view, the judge’s remarks reflected outdated, biased and insensitive views about sexual assault victims who do not ‘put up a fight.’ Such comments cannot help but diminish public confidence and trust in the impartiality of the judiciary,” said the commission. With regard to a particularly ugly rape case Johnson alleged that “I’m not a gynecologist, but I can tell you something: If someone doesn’t want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down. The body will not permit that to happen unless a lot of damage is inflicted, and we heard nothing about that in this case.” It doesn’t work that way.

Diagnosis: Completely unqualified for his job.

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