VIDEO: Ex-Judge Throws Fit, Makes Deputies Drag Her From Courtroom

Former Ohio juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter was sentenced to six months in jail on Monday.

Cincinnati, OH – A former Ohio juvenile court judge was dragged from the courtroom on Monday after being sentenced to serve six months in jail for mishandling confidential documents (video below).

Chaos erupted inside the Hamilton County courtroom when Common Pleas Judge Patrick Dinkelacker upheld ex-judge Tracie Hunter’s 2014 conviction and six-month jail sentence, AOL reported.

As soon as the sentence was handed down, Hunter’s supporters began screaming and wailing in the gallery, video footage showed.

A woman wearing a shirt that read “Justice for Judge Tracie M. Hunter” made a beeline for the area where the former judge was standing, and was immediately apprehended by police.

Hunter refused to walk out of the courtroom, and instead fell limp as a deputy tried to lead her away.

As the situation crumbled, the deputy grabbed the uncooperative defendant under her arms and dragged her out.

“This city is going to burn!” one spectator yelled out, according to WCPO.

According to court records, Hunter’s brother, Stephen Hunter, was working as a youth corrections officer for Hamilton County when he allegedly hit a juvenile offender while at work on July 7, 2013, NBC News reported.

When Stephen’s employer recommended that he be fired, then-Judge Hunter obtained confidential documents about the alleged victim, and passed them on to Stephen, prosecutors said.

Stephen then used those documents to keep his job, according to AOL.

Hunter was charged for her role in the leak, and was convicted of having an unlawful interest in a public contract, which is a fourth-degree felony.

Eight other charges were dismissed after the jury failed to arrive at a verdict, WCPO reported.

She spent the next five years appealing her sentence in both federal and state court, according to AOL.

In May, U.S. District Judge Timothy Black ruled that there was enough evidence against Hunter for her sentencing to proceed, and turned the matter over to Dinkelacker.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley – one of Hunter’s many supporters – sent a letter to Dinkelacker urging him not to impose a jail sentence on the former judge, WCPO reported.

“I appreciate that she has been convicted but serving prison time seems to me to be disproportionate to her crime,” Cranley said in the letter.

The mayor also declared that Hunter had been punished enough because of the hit to her career, and argued that the offense she was convicted of was not violent.

Her attorney, David Singleton, agreed with Cranley, and told the judge that Hunter “lost everything” as a result of her conviction.

"She's lost everything almost," Singleton told AOL. "She lost her job as a judge, her law license, her ability to earn an income. She's lost peace of mind. Please don't add to Tracie Hunter's burden, the burden she's carried for these past five years."

Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Action Network Bishop Bobby Hilton also urged the court to go easy on Hunter, and claimed that “blacks are not respected” within the local community.

“All we want is fairness, fairness,” he told the court. “Not special treatment, but fair treatment.”

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters told the judge that he was concerned Hunter suffers from an undiagnosed “mental condition,” and noted that she never expressed any remorse for having committed the offense she was convicted of, WCPO reported.

He also recommended that she serve the six months in jail.

Meanwhile, special prosecutor Scott Croswell testified that Hunter simply believed she was entitled to do whatever she wanted.

"What she wants to do is play by her own set of rules," Croswell told the judge during Hunter’s hearing, according to AOL. "That's the very attitude and the very conduct that put her in the predicament that she's in and, frankly, has caused all this pain to her and caused all this turmoil to the community."

In addition to the numerous letters Dinkelacker discussed during the hearing, he said he also received 45 postcards at his private address, demanding that he exonerate the former judge, WCPO reported.

Most of them were sent anonymously, and seven of them began with the line, “I’m a registered voter,” he said.

“If the intent was to intimidate me in any way, that has flat-out failed,” Dinkelacker told the packed courtroom. “I will never, ever, ever bow to that type of pressure, veiled threats, vicious comments, lies about me or anything else.”

Dinkelacker added that no judge should ever be treated the way he was treated during Hunter’s case.

The courtroom chaos spilled out into the hallway as Hunter’s enraged supporters made their way through the building and out into the courtyard.

Baptist Ministers Conference of Cincinnati President Reverend Mark Bomar threatened to “shut this city down” over the ruling.

“We cannot keep allowing this to happen to our people,” Bomar railed.

In addition to her jail sentence, Hunter will also be required to pay court costs in the amount of $34,515.66, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.

You can watch footage of the courtroom chaos in the video below:

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Woobie46
Woobie46

Lovely people doing lovely things AGAIN! You blowin' it brah

JBo
JBo

"Hunter’s supporters began screaming and wailing..."

Do I need to watch the video?

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

Bitch has got some crazy eyes! Again, the 13% expecting special treatment and acting the fool when justice is served. What did that fat pig think she was going to happen when she charged the deputies?

vwiles34
vwiles34

Baptist Ministers Conference? Why is it every time a Black is held accountable for there actions does it bring out the clowns? These so-called men of god get people all worked into a frenzy until they are out in the streets acting like animals. And it's done under the veil of prejudice against blacks. When in fact it had nothing to do with race until these people twisted things to put themselves in the spotlight.

Bad Bob
Bad Bob

I would have cuffed her and dragged her by whatever real hair she had under that weave.

TBUPS
TBUPS

Good grief!

stooge819
stooge819

"...Hunter suffers from an undiagnosed “mental condition” I'll diagnose it for ya. She's a nut.

smitty195
smitty195

I used to live in Hamilton County. Before seeing any pictures or video, I took a guess at what I would see. Yup. EXACTLY as I imagined it, complete with the black groups there to support a CORRUPT JUDGE. Way to go, supporters. Hey, here’s an idea. You can form another big support group for all things Charles Manson. He just needs a hug. Oh wait, wrong skin color, never mind.

But seriously, the supporters are there for a corrupt judge!! Hello!!!??? And the corrupt judge was the model of decency and professionalism by going limp and making the deputy drag her out by herself. Hello future back injury retirement! But every cop there knew that the black female deputy was the only cop that could touch her. Just imagine if a white make deputy took her into custody. The next thing we’d see a few days later is a racist lawyer before live news cameras saying that as soon as his client (the corrupt judge) was taken to jail, she was beaten, kicked, and raped by three white make deputies. And now three good and totally innocent cops would have their careers ruined. It’s all so predictable!

Before there wear body cameras, our patrol cars had video front and rear. But I always kept a micro tape-recorder in my left shirt pocket. Anytime I sensed trouble, I clicked it on without any citizen knowing what I did. When the complaint came in, the W/C would allow them to go through the whole process of how horrible I was, what a racist I am, the “n” word that I called them, yadda yadda yadda. Then when told to return to the station, I handed over my recorder to the boss, and let him hear it all, including when the call was over and I had driven away and put myself back in service on the MCT. I made sure that lady part was always recorded so that people couldn’t say I turned off the tape and that’s when I allegedly did bad things. I wasn’t about to allow a group of liars ruin my career.

Stay safe.

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

Talk about entitlement! These people think because she's black she's entitled to get away with her abuse of power. And they react the way they always do by throwing fits, screaming, becoming a mob.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Black people should be embarrassed by this display, especially the comment about burning the city down. It's akin to a child throwing a temper tantrum when they don't get their way. Keep up the good work 13%'s!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

“All we want is fairness, fairness,” Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Action Network Bishop Bobby Hilton told the court. “Not special treatment, but fair treatment.” Why does he think sending a person who was committed of a crime to jail isn't fair treatment?

So she committed a crime, and delayed the punishment for 5 years though appeals... during this time, she lost her license and her job, and the liberal mayor says she has been punished enough? And now her supporters are going to "shut this city down" and expecting "this city is going to burn" because a corrupt judge was actually ordered to serve the sentence for the crime she was convicted of?

Am I the only one who is failing to see the point of their argument, other than the rules shouldn't apply to certain people?

Stanracer
Stanracer

These folks love to complain about white privilege. Well...this is certainly a case of black privilege. Hypocrites!! Sad.👎

61mouse
61mouse

Bet deputies taught each other who was going to drag her

61mouse
61mouse

Good think it was a black deputy that draged her ass out ...

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I like the way the word "drag" is used correctly in this story.

kgolfinghawaii
kgolfinghawaii

I actually laughed at the moron acting like a 5 year old being dragged. What a farce. The left wing WHITE asshats have caused literally all of this crap by placating and actually encouraging certain groups of people that they don't have to obey the law. They believe there should be no consequences when caught.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

"“I appreciate that she has been convicted but serving prison time seems to me to be disproportionate to her crime,” Cranley said in the letter.

The mayor also declared that Hunter had been punished enough because of the hit to her career, and argued that the offense she was convicted of was not violent"

I didn't realize that because she was a "black" judge, she would be above the law. Personally, I don't care what color she is. She violated the law and the damaged the trust given her by her position. I think that the judge was lenient in this case, because of the position she held.

PapouTom
PapouTom

She broke the law, she should do the time. There is no excuse for what she did!

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

So let me get this straight, her brother, Steven Hunter who was a corrections officer at the time hits a juvenile on 7/7/13. On 7/25/13 he is notified that he is being terminated and at 10:30 that evening the same day Judge Tracie Hunter sends an email to ALL of the employees of the detention enter identifying safety concerns and that she was going to schedule a CLOSED door meeting to discuss the issues. On 7/29/13 she sent another email in which she demand copies of all incidents involving this juvenile including drug test and the results. The superintendent of the youth facility asked for clarification and expressed his concerns before providing her with the information which she immediately gave to her brother who turned it over to his lawyer. His lawyer wouldn't only accept copies of a few documents saying it was unethical to keep copies of the other information. Steven Hunter is terminated and she is brought up on charges. For more then 5 yrs she has stalled this verdict and now her supporters are crying and complaining how unfair it is. What about the young man who was hit by her brother where was their concern for him? There was none!! Baptist Ministers Conference of Cincinnati President Reverend Mark Bomar was not out threatening to shut down the city over this issue. Why? Because the juvenile wasn't important to them! The judge was, because she was an activist judge who saw nothing but a corrupt justice system that victimized blacks and she felt she was going to make up for that. She got what she deserved!!!

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

"She's lost everything almost," Singleton told AOL. "She lost her job as a judge, her law license, her ability to earn an income. She's lost peace of mind. Please don't add to Tracie Hunter's burden, the burden she's carried for these past five years." Bishop Bobby Hunter said Blacks are not respected...........they're not when they lie, nor are white, hispanic, etc. A lie is a lie and using your position to commit a crime and call in "favors" is reprehensible. Have fun in jail, maybe you can learn a new job skill, maybe be a baker learning how to make humble pie.... Bye Bye judgie...You got what you deserved.

JohnnyLaw181
JohnnyLaw181

Lost her ability to earn an income ??? in 6 months she can get a job at the Waffle House waiting tables. Too entitled.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

What kind of justice did they want? For her to get away with what she did? No matter where, what social status class, if you’re black, it seems you’ve “never done anything wrong”, and EVERYONE else is never right. Even after an investigation and court hearing. Screaming in the courtroom really isn’t going to do anything but get people arrested. And not because of color, it’s because you’re acting like fools.

LynnSB
LynnSB

Chaos erupted inside the Hamilton County courtroom when Common Pleas Judge Patrick Dinkelacker upheld ex-judge Tracie Hunter’s 2014 conviction and six-month jail sentence ~~ So she was Sentenced in 2014 why the F*ck is it 2019 and she STILL HAS NOT BEEN LOCKED UP ???????

question evrything
question evrything

“I appreciate that she has been convicted but serving prison time seems to me to be disproportionate to her crime,” Cranley said in the letter.

The mayor also declared that Hunter had been punished enough because of the hit to her career, and argued that the offense she was convicted of was not violent.

DUMB CUNT broke the LAW! 6 months? WTF! bitch got off easy! and now we want to cry about a chump change 6 months! fuck you!

Her attorney, David Singleton, agreed with Cranley, and told the judge that Hunter “lost everything” as a result of her conviction.

good! dumb bitch deserves to even more too!

Janken
Janken

It's so funny that this woman was a judge but no no dont make her pay. SHE'S BLACK. We will burn the town down someone said. Wow all this for six months. Grow up be a LITTLE BIT CLASSY OR SMART

Sharonmk
Sharonmk

A growing number of entitled Americans think throwing a tantrum will force change.

Pat1978
Pat1978

I'm just happy she had a judge that hasn't been brainwashed by 'critical legal theory' and 'restorative justice'. Anytime someone places a qualifier in front of the word justice, it is not justice anymore.

DarrellB
DarrellB

I'm sorry supposed "Reverend" Bomar, where in the bible does it say you get to riot, destroy other peoples property, and endanger others safety if you don't get things YOUR WAY ?!?!?!? Isn't that "Avarice", one of the seven deadly sins ?!?!?!?!

DR226
DR226

That's the second black female judge to be sentenced in just over a year. What's wrong with these fools. By the way, was that Cincinnati zoo's primate exhibit on display?

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

LadyFluterby said"No wonder so many of our cities are so out of control".

Agree LF ...And who are those who are the predominant players either as the culprits or are in charge of those same cities? Its the way they "think"......Make a wrong assumption and yet however wrong it is , still go with it like its the truth,.... and even after they know its not. Make excuses not to follow a rule or law because of "X" ...and in their mind that makes it justifiable. Put a finger on the scales of justice just to " correct" some perceived "wrong" in society vs. enforcing the rule of law as it is written. Its a combined mixture of reverse biases , irresponsibility ,immaturity, entitlement, dishonesty, arrogance, ignorance, excuses, and indifference. Its also makes for a cocktail of ongoing trouble from the street gutter on up to the House or Senate. These same do not assimilate in the USA ,these instead act as a collective group of anarchists.

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Why do they feel like they are entitled to a free pass, having been caught committing a crime, just because they are black? And then want to destroy their community because some IDIOT criminal gets punished for their crime?! Who else does this type of shit?! Proof!