Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Out Of Control Judge Who Compared Innocent Kids To Charles Manson (Then Jailed Them!) Guilty Of Misconduct

Judge Lisa Gorcyca

By Brandon Hall
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An out of control Oakland County judge that outraged WMP readers last year after comparing young children in a custody dispute to Charles Manson-then jailing them-has been found guilty of misconduct.

She even threatened the children with the thought of being forced to pee in front of other kids until they were 18, horrendously sarcastic and rude throughout the proceedings that were full of false assertions by Judge Gorcyca.

According to the Detroit Free Press:

"A special master appointed by the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission says Oakland County Judge Lisa Gorcyca was guilty of misconduct when she held three children in contempt of court in a contentious custody case and sent them to juvenile detention after they refused to interact with their estranged father.

The ruling released this afternoon found Gorcyca "failed to establish, maintain, enforce, and personally observe high standards of conduct so that the integrity and independence of the judiciary may be preserved." It also says she failed to take "personal responsibility for her own behavior" on the bench, an apparent reference to charges she lied in her initial response to the Judicial Commission's investigation.

The ruling comes after a trial in late May before a judge over complaints filed by the Judicial Tenure Commission, accusing Gorcyca of inappropriate behavior during a June 24, 2015, hearing involving the three minor children of Omer Tsimhoni and Maya Eibschitz-Tsimhoni.

The case drew international media attention last summer when Gorcyca remanded the three children, now 14, 11 and 10, to Mandy’s Place, a facility within the Children’s Village juvenile detention center, for refusing to participate in parenting time with their father. The complaint accused Gorcyca of speaking to the children with anger and sarcasm and misrepresenting facts by telling the children they would be locked in jail cells and forced to use the bathroom in front of others, possibly until they turned 18.

She also at one point accused at least one of the children of engaging in cult-like behavior similar to the followers of infamous mass murderer Charles Manson, while twirling her finger around the side of her head."

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Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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  1. Experts think on appeal that not only will she not be removed from the bench but that she won't be even censured because this is her first offense. Outrageous if that happens. Judges are supposed to be held to a higher standard because they hurt others when they act like she did. if this happens, I wonder if Michigan will give bank robbers a first offense freebee...

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