Three Judges Were Suspended For Getting Into A Drunken Brawl At White Castle, And Two Of Them Got Shot
In America, we (allegedly) live under the rule of law. And the gatekeepers of those rules are highly educated individuals who spend years studying those laws so that we as a society can function in a manner that is fair and just for all (allegedly). Those individuals are judges. And they, more so than anybody else, are supposed to know the difference between right and wrong. Well, according to The Indy Star, three judges who don’t, have just been suspended from the bench for getting into a late night drunken fight that ended with two of them getting shot at an Indianapolis White Castle. Yes, I said INDIANAPOLIS! Florida, just enjoy this win and try not to gloat.
The judges in question, Clark Circuit Judge Andrew Adams, Clark Circuit Judge Bradley Jacobs and Crawford Circuit Judge Sabrina Bell all made the wrong call. Anybody with even a shred of common decently knows, if you’re going to get drunk at a work event and then get into a gun battle, you take that shit to a Waffle House, or in a pinch, to an IHOP or Denny’s. Ending up at White Castle is always a bad decision. Here’s how it went down, according to the IndyStar:
The judges traveled to Indianapolis April 30 to attend a judicial conference the next day. Around 3 a.m. May 1, the judges, along with another magistrate who was not involved in the fight, tried to enter the Red Garter Gentleman’s Club in Downtown, but it was closed.
That was their first error in judgement. Red Garter only has a 2-star rating on Yelp. This was the second.
They went to the nearby White Castle at 55 W. South St. instead.
Naturally, that is where it all went horribly wrong. The following account is from the Indiana Supreme Court’s decision issuing a suspension for all three judges for judicial misconduct. The two other parties involved, Alfredo Vazquez and Brandon Kaiser were both charged with felonies.
Adams, Jacobs and Bell were standing outside the restaurant when Alfredo Vazquez and Brandon Kaiser drove past the trio in a blue SUV. According to charging documents from the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications, either Kaiser or Vazquez yelled something out the window that prompted Bell to give the middle finger to the men.
When Bell did this, neither Adams nor Jacobs “discouraged the provocation or removed themselves from the situation,” the court’s opinion says. “Instead, all three Respondents joined in a profane verbal altercation that quickly turned into physical violence and ended in gunfire, and in doing so, gravely undermined public trust in the dignity and decency of Indiana’s judiciary.”
Man, as we know from 2018’s HSOTY Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s sublime work, and from watching TV, judges do not play when it comes to letting you know just how badly you fucked up. Well maybe some people know for other reasons, certainly not me.
After a scuffle on the ground, Kaiser then pulled out a gun and shot Adams in the stomach, according to court documents. The commission says Kaiser then “went over to Judge Jacobs and Vazquez and fired two more shots at Judge Jacobs in the chest.”
When Judge Adams was admitted to the hospital, he had a blood alcohol level of 0.157, and Judge Jacobs’ was 0.13. The only one who didn’t get shot, Judge Bell, didn’t get tested but she was hammered enough that “she lacks any memory of the incident”. Just think, if only Red Garter had stayed open just 30 minutes longer, none of this would have happened. If I were one of those judges I’d sue Red Garter for damages!