There may be hope for our nation yet.
This makes four, two in one day. First this morning was the judge who issued an injunction against the City of NY attempting to shut down Zucotti Park by claiming "no tents" (after the cops committed multiple civil rights violations, earning themselves the name "pigs", by arresting and beating reporters who were trying to document their actions*) and now we have this:
Justice Catherine M. Bartlett of New York State Supreme Court cut off the lawyer. You, she said, are telling me lies.
“Bank of America got a bailout, and this is an outrage, how this man has been treated,” she said. “Hard-working, middle-class Americans are trying to make it, trying to refinance with your bank.”
Either bank officials show up in person, the justice said, or I’m going to order them “here in handcuffs.”
It's about damn time.
Now let's see the continued follow-through.
* A "police officer" ceases to be a person acting to protect the people and secure constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms when he or she acts in a fashion so as to commit violence against a peaceful member of any media organization who is performing their essential democratic function of documenting the acts of others, whether their media is print, video such as TV or online. Such a person is no longer an officer of the law; they at that moment become a common thug and felon, and thus whether indicted or not have earned the moniker "pig"; any respect formerly due them and their position evaporates at that instant in time and cannot be regained. That this makes people uncomfortable, and I'm sure it both does and will, doesn't change the essential truth that there is no difference in fact between such an individual and those who committed murder in Tiananmen Square.