Thursday, March 2, 2017

Judge Tomie Green's blessing turns into a curse

A thug turned loose by Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green was arrested last month for carjacking in Jackson.  Judge Green suspended the prison sentences for Sentobia Paige's armed robbery and auto burglary convictions in November after he completed the RID program.  Paige was so upset that he missed his chance to party at Parchman that he allegedly carjacked some poor victim on February 17.




JJ reported on February 6:

A Hinds County grand jury indicted Sentobia Paige in June 2015 for breaking into a Ford 150 and stealing some goods.  Paige is 26 years old. The case was assigned to Judge Jeff Weill but somehow wound up over in Judge Green's court.   Judge Green sentenced him in July 2016 to serve seven years in prison but ordered him to participate in the RID program.  She re-sentenced him on November 17, 2016 to probation for three years and suspended the seven-year prison sentence.  She also ordered his immediate release.  She ordered the sentence to run concurrent with his sentence for his armed robbery conviction.

 Armed robbery, readers ask? Yup.   The grand jury indicted Paige in May 2014 for using a gun to steal a cellphone from the victim in March.  This crime took place before the auto burglary crime.  Perhaps he should get credit for moving down from armed robbery to auto burglary.  It is so rare when these thugs downgrade their crimes.

 Judge Green sentenced Paige to serve ten years for the armed robbery BUT suspended all ten years of the prison sentence since he completed the RID program.  She ordered his immediate release and placed him on probation for three years.  Rest of post.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections submitted an affidavit to the court yesterday that stated he was arrested by JPD for armed carjacking on February 11.  The affidavit is posted below.  The case is now apparently assigned to Judge Jeff Weill.

Kingfish note: Dear Judge Green: Are you going to write an apology in the form of a poem to the carjacking victim?



14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live in Madison County but I wish the best for Jackson. While crime can happen anywhere, at least we punish the pers. The people of Jackson are they're own worst enemy. They continue to elect this "Judge". Its up to the people of Jackson to vote her out. If not, then the people get what they deserve.

Anonymous said...

I wish one of the local attorney's that are familiar with Judge Green, can speak on the logic behind her sentencing practices?

Anonymous said...

Dammit, someone needs to rein her in on this! This social justice "promise to behave" crap affects us all, not just the Jackson electorate that keeps putting her in. Whomever has responsibility over her judicial position needs to put her on a PIP and let her know that she's already got two strikes against her. One more of her blessings commits a felony, and she's working night court in Noxapater.

Anonymous said...

Serious question--

How can we organize and actually help elect a different judge?

Anonymous said...

before any more comments lamenting Judge Green, please be advised:

1. No, there is no way to remove her from the bench short of someone running against her and winning;

2. She is stubborn and limited in IQ, but she has a clear agenda to slap violent black offenders on the wrist;

3. The MSSCT has no backbone and will do nothing about her.

Anonymous said...

anybody you elect other than her from her district would be just as bad. she has had health problems in the past, so ......

Anonymous said...

I assume MSSCT is Mississippi Supreme Court? Exactly how do they do anything with her.

Can a citizen file suit against her for lax sentencing? Surely there is a more conscientious potential judge in her district.

Justice is blind and this blindness should also include color blind.

Anonymous said...

Frankly I am damned tired of the posts that suggest "Jackson people who elect her get what they deserve". If those posters have even a modicum of walking around sense they would understand WE ALL get this thug (and others) back on the streets. It's not as if they stay inside the city of Jackson and only steal from or beat or kill Jackson's citizens. We are ALL in danger.

Anonymous said...

The Mississippi Supreme Court has the last say on judge discipline and also reviews her cases when they are appealed, though the AG generally doesn't appeal when the state convicts.

No, a citizen cannot sue a judge because they disagree with a sentence or any other action they take. they have absolute immunity in such matters.

PittPanther said...

Does a know details in this RID program? Recidivism rate? Is the program designed for violent offenders as well as non violent?

Anonymous said...

When is she up for re-election next?

Anonymous said...

Miss. Constitution:

SECTION 53.
For reasonable cause, which shall not be sufficient ground of impeachment, the governor shall, on the joint address of two-thirds of each branch of the legislature, remove from office the judges of the Supreme and inferior courts; but the cause or causes of removal shall be spread on the journal, and the party charged be notified of the same, and have an opportunity to be heard by himself or counsel, or both, before the vote is finally taken and decided.

Judge Green is on the bench because the Miss. Legislature wants her to stay on the bench.

Anonymous said...

... Following up, impeachment is also an option (& would prevent her from running again).

P19. Clearly the constitution provides for the removal of judicial officers through proceedings which do not involve the court. Sections 50 and 53, Miss. Const. * * * Nothing in Section 53 or 177A, the two sections which specifically provide for the removal of judges, suggests that they are exclusive. Nor has it ever been suggested that judges are not amenable to removal by impeachment under Section 50.

In re Higginbotham, 716 So. 2d 631, 634-635 (Miss. 1998).

Anonymous said...

A lot of good points on this thread, but I would really like to know if her sentencing practices are about protesting the surrounding county's or she just too dang lenient period?

It's setting a bad precedent. Because we are not rehabilitating or detouring anyone from committing violent crime.

Now I rather her take this approach with low level drug offenders, but not habitual violent offenders.

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