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US: Arkansas judge apologises for bigoted online comments including comparing gay sex to bestiality

  • JackAlison

    too little too late.

    hed been doin it 4 a coupla years
    premeditated YES
    sincere apology No
    He just just got caught
    I think hes far more sorry about that than any of the vile postings
    And worst of all hes a judge
    Impartial NO
    absolutely a HORROR of a human being

  • Cal

    Disgusting person. I’m sure he was teased mercilessly as a child for his hare lip. You would have hoped he’d been capable of some compassion. He’s in the wrong job.

    • JackAlison

      sadly thats prolly XACTLY y he needs to pick on some1 else.
      prejudice begets prejudice

  • Joe in PA

    is this what they refer to a as an “activist judge”? Oh wait…

  • SN

    These comments are not a reflection of who I am.”
    No, Judge Maggio, your comments reflect exactly who and what you are! Just another piece of crap in the quagmire of bigotry.

  • Colin

    Sack Him Immediately.

    • TampaZeke

      As a judge, he can’t be sacked.

      • Marco Luxe

        AR state judges are elected, although the offices are nominally “non partisan”. Many, if not most, state level judges are elected. A truism in the South is, you get the justice you pay for. It’s federal [US] judges who are appointed with lifetime tenure. It’s all part of the weird two-tiered federalism here in the US.

  • TampaZeke

    Actually it represents EXACTLY who he is when his filters are off and he thinks no one will trace his comments back to him.

    And, if he were the only man left on earth I’m sure there would be a lot of gay men AND straight women who would prefer dogs.

  • one.second

    And this sad being actually gets to judge? Justice for people? For women and gays too? That is revolting.

  • Christopher in Canada

    But ya are, Blanche. Ya Are in dat chair!
    If being attractive equates getting a mate, can we assume he’s single?

    • Steven Gregory

      He’s a married father of five, so we can assume his wife fckd SOMEONE at least five times.

  • Steven Gregory

    CHARACTER is what you do when you think nobody is looking.
    Maggio thought he could hide behind internet anonymity and has been exposed. He should step down or be defrocked, because he’s too much of an idiot to pass judgment on anything or anyone else.

    • JackAlison

      God I think I read hes stepped down
      It would be absolutely unacceptable that this spitful nutjob is still passing judgements?

      • Steven Gregory

        I was hoping he had stepped down, it appears he is still a circuit judge and has withdrawn his name from the race for an appeals court judge. I did not find mention that he has stepped down. While his bigoted racial and anti-gay comments are offensive, it was just uncoveed that he talked online about actor Charlieze Theron’s adoption, which is an ethical lapse. He should be defrocked and thrown off the bench.

  • Marco Luxe

    “These comments are not a reflection of who I am.” — so he’s a liar too.

  • jlvnv

    “…These comments are not a reflection of who I am.”

    It’s hypocritical bigots such as him who would dare to make such a condescending statement.

  • Steven Gregory

    He’s been a busy boy. Apparently he leaked information about actor Charlize Theron’s adoption and made snide comments about the Black child, even offering to be a “babydaddy” for the actress. He’s 52 and a married father of five children.

    It appears he is still a circuit judge and has withdrawn his name from the race for an appeals court judge. I did not find mention that he has stepped down. While his bigoted racial and anti-gay comments are offensive, his comments about Theron’s adoption are an ethical lapse. He should be defrocked and thrown off the bench.

  • angela0001

    Someone where we highly have to doubt his professional judgment too…..

  • Truth

    ….. and THIS is the quality of person we have sitting in judgement over others? Sheet!!! Surely, now that this man’s views are public, he cannot possibly remain in position? How could he ever be seen as ‘fair’?

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