Here are the pictures that the witness has sent to me:
Here is the close-up of the plate clearly indicating showing the words "County Court" and "JCC" - "judge of the County Court".
There are several problems with what happened today, if this is Becker's car parked behind the courthouse in the employees-only parking lot, and bearing plates identifying him as still a judge.
First of all, there was recently an investigation by the Commission for Judicial Conduct of the use of such plates by judges in the State of New York.
There was a report published by the Commission, here it is.
The report says that, judges (not retired judges, acting judges) have a right to have such plates:
But, as soon as a judge retires, he must turn in license plates identifying him as a judge.
Apparently, Becker did not relinquish the license plates and is still driving around in a car identifying him as a judge and giving him certain privileges with the police. The police will think twice before stopping a judge - while Becker is (thankfully) not a judge already.
The next problem I see in Becker parking behind the courthouse is that he, apparently, had to access the courthouse through the employee door.
Every member of the public with the exception of court employees, must access the courthouse through the front door and pass through metal detectors.
Obviously, if Becker allows himself to park behind the courthouse, I highly doubt that he entered through the front door. Most likely, he entered through the back door, where there is no metal detector. I will FOIL the NYS Court Administration for security videos from today, but I highly doubt anything will be given to me, as usually NYS COA invents reasons why I should not receive such videos - I asked three times on different occasions, and the videos were either destroyed, or the video cameras allegedly did not work, or I was flat out denied access.
Yet, witnesses who were in the courthouse on the first floor at the time Becker arrived, did not see him come in through the front door. Thus, he had to come in through the back door.
I would feel uncomfortable knowing that a retired County judge who was reportedly seen around bars and who has run from the bench at around the time where a state audit of Delaware County was published that revealed a lot of interesting misconduct, in other words, he "retired" for an unknown reason, likely while holding grudges against multiple people, and allowing him, after retirement, to come to the courthouse through the back-door accessible to employees only, and without passing through the metal detector, as any other mortals have to, is a danger to public safety.
Moreover, today was the day where the criminal trial against Barbara O'Sullivan who is prosecuted on political grounds by the corrupt Delaware County Prosecutor Richard Northrup who is prosecuting Barbara O'Sullivan instead of a perpetrator of a crime against her police officer Derek Bowie, because Derek Bowie's uncle Jeff Bowie works for the District Attorney's office and, according to witnesses, Jeff Bowie has a nasty temper, is prone to retaliation and has a good relationship with the DA.
Barbara O'Sullivan sued Becker and reported his misconduct for years.
When Becker, after his retirement, appears in the courthouse "coincidentally" on the day of Barbara O'Sullivan's criminal trial (it was adjourned today to February of 2016), and does not pass through the metal detector, as he should, and court attendants allow that, that is downright scary.
I wonder if Becker still has a key to the backdoor of the courthouse, and to confidential court files. I will not put it beneath him, or the court system that has served him so loyally, law or no law, to allow him to keep that key and access the building at all time of day and night.
After all, that is a small step after allowing him to park in employees-only parking lot and access the courthouse from the back door, bypassing metal detectors.
To those against whom Becker has personal grudges - now that he is no longer a judge, but has access to the house through the back door while bypassing metal detectors - it is my personal opinion that under such circumstances I would be concerned for my safety and would have a friend stand vigil behind the courthouse when I am in the courthouse, to make sure that Becker is not tipped by court personnel and does not arrive through the back door, bypassing metal detector, to do something bad to you.
It is better to be safe than sorry.
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