Internet reacts to Michigan judge’s attack on cancer patient

The world has watched Judge Alexis Krot shame a 72-year-old cancer patient for his messy court, and they’re not happy.

The line above reads as clickbait. There’s no way a judge would receive the information that a man can’t tend his garden because he’s over 70 and battling cancer, and would respond with the words: “If I could give you a prison sentence, I would. It’s a small taste of the shade that Judge Alexis Krot cast over this man as if he were a criminal or a threat to society.

The Hamtramck 31st District Court video has sparked dozens of TikToks from top creators and hundreds if not thousands of tweets calling for this judge to be removed. In fact, a the petition was created on change.org demanding the dismissal of Judge Alexis Krot. This petition received nearly 170,000 signatures in just five days.

Anchored position, who has nearly 330,000 Twitter followers reacted to the crazy moment from the courtroom,

This white woman, Alexis G. Krot, 31st District Judge in Hamtramck MI, reprimanded an elderly South Asian Muslim man for some plants he couldn’t clean due to weakness of having cancer!

TsoraPop said in a tweet,

Jail time? For a lawn invaded by a cancer patient? Judge Alexis G Krot should be removed from office with immediate effect for breaches of ethics. I would like to see an investigation of his past activities as well to determine if this has happened in previous cases.

David G. reminds us to be careful in this tweet,

Remember that judges are elected positions. Study your ballot, talk with groups in your area, and decide which people have the demeanor and compassion to be a judge.
Alexis G Krot should not be re-elected.

Even the Fox 2 reporter called the judge while covering the story. In the video, you see the 72-year-old is so sick he can barely talk to the judge. Somehow seeing how sick the man is and knowing that he is fighting cancer and has no help didn’t seem to slow the judge down. Having a messy yard near your garage is something this takes very seriously. The judge told Fox 2 that she would like to comment on the case, but was told not to.

The old man’s yard is now clean and the $100 fine is paid. I think we can expect people to come out in droves with stories of how they’ve been treated like this by the judge in the past. Time will tell us. One thing is certain, this video is disturbing and this elected official should have treated this man with dignity and respect. No doubt his past cases and interactions with the public will come under scrutiny in the weeks to come.

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