New job for Hennepin County judge who insisted on secure court

  • Article by: MARY LYNN SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 9, 2012 - 9:48 PM

Hennepin County District Court Judge Lloyd Zimmerman calls his transfer to family court "punishment."

  • 36
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
furguson11Jan. 9, 12 6:57 PM

I guess Judges can't do whatever they want. I wonder why he thought he should get security when MN school students did not get security after the Ricori HS shooting that killed two. Maybe he thinks that Judges are more important than kids.

19
33
ranger78Jan. 9, 12 7:04 PM

They should assign him to retirement.

21
33
minn12Jan. 9, 12 7:25 PM

Guess the judge forgot the old saying: 'Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it'. He found out that while he is king of his own courtroom, he is not master of the universe. His one-man strike was an act of arrogance, and did not turn out as he had hoped. Lesson learned.

30
20
js2088Jan. 9, 12 7:56 PM

How many of you work in one of the buildings mentioned??? I don't disagree that schools should have more security and that should be addressed. Imagine if you happen to be at the Brooklyn Center building to take care of any number of things ie: renewing our license or getting tabs, and someone just left a courtroom enraged and armed.... would you want to be the next person he/she ran into? Probably not. The Juvenile Justice Center in Henn Co- had metal detectors long before the Gov't Center- it wasn't until there was a horrible incident that it was addressed in a more urgent manner. Why wait for another terrible incident???

28
6
orpheus90Jan. 9, 12 8:01 PM

The judge is absolutely right. Courthouses should have standard security equipment in place. The prior comments are clearly from the gun nut crowd who seem to think they are at liberty to bring their weapons into any setting they chose. My message to them: One does does tire of their ever defiant presumption that the rest of us must serve as sitting ducks for the temperamental vanities of their so-called liberty. Oh, and we don't much care for the body count, either,

25
10
mplsmadmanJan. 9, 12 8:03 PM

Heavy hand of The State - 1, Dissenting judge - 0

17
8
kkjerJan. 9, 12 8:08 PM

Typical government move, don't fix the problem, punish the messenger.

29
11
kenw1952wJan. 9, 12 8:19 PM

This judge should be terminated, not reassigned. How many readers/posters have the same type of security measures in place at their place of employment? School shootings, post office shootings, bank shootings, drive-bys,road rage shootings, etc. etc. Criminals will be criminals and our best line of defense is to lock these criminals up instead of slapping their hands and giving them probation after probation......who does this, JUDGES.

12
28
thewordsmithJan. 9, 12 8:20 PM

He refused to do his job under the circumstances as he found them in suburban courthouses so they changed his assignment so that HE HAD THE SECURITY HE WANTED. How is that retaliatory?

19
11
rshacklefordJan. 9, 12 8:23 PM

He wasn't asking for anything extravagant (unlike that chief judge's office I bet). Get the metal detectors for crying out loud! I'm glad he stood up for his own safety. Obviously his employer (boss) is too afraid to back him up.

21
12

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Can the Wild rally to win its playoff series against Colorado?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT