Crackpot Brooklyn Judge Frees Gangbanger Who Made Threats Against Police

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 at 7:42 am

Not only does this crackpot judge ignore death threats made against police, but this punk is already out on bail for assault and gun charges. Total lunacy.

A Brooklyn judge cut loose a gang member who had posted online threats to gun down cops in the hours after two NYPD officers were executed in their patrol car — ignoring prosecutors’ pleas to keep him behind bars, The Post has learned.

Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson let Devon Coley, 18, waltz free without bail despite the fact that he faces seven years behind bars on charges he made a terroristic threat — complete with an image of a killer shooting cops in their car — and is awaiting trial in two unrelated cases involving assault and gun possession.

Johnson’s stunning no-bail decision came just two days after Saturday’s broad-daylight slayings of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu by a gunman bent on avenging the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown at the hands of police.

It also came after Mayor de Blasio’s plea earlier Monday for New Yorkers to “call 911” if they suspect someone is planning to attack the NYPD.

“She should resign from the bench,” said Dennis Quirk, head of the state court officers union. “She’s not fit to be a judge.”

Coley posted on Facebook the disturbing image of a gunman blasting away at a patrol car, with the phrase “73Nextt” — a reference to the 73rd Precinct, which covers his Brownsville neighborhood.

You’ll never guess who appointed this dolt: That’s right, anti-gun nut Michael Bloomberg.

But Johnson — a former Legal Aid lawyer appointed to the bench last year by Mike Bloomberg — cut off Langsam’s bail bid.

The judge conceded that the posts were “stupid” and an “incredible inflammatory thing to do right now,” but added, “I think that for me to set bail because of the current climate — it would be a misuse of bail.”

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said, “In light of the seriousness of the charges and the defendant’s two pending felony cases, we believe a significant bail in the amount of $250,000, which is what we requested, was warranted.”

Johnson declined to comment through a spokesman, who cited court rules that bar judges from discussing pending cases.



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5 Responses to “Crackpot Brooklyn Judge Frees Gangbanger Who Made Threats Against Police”

  1. mike191 on 24/24/14 at 9:16 am

    So the rule of law ,past histories of assault and gun violations, posts on Facebook that are so vile that fit terrorism charges are trumped by “…the current climate.. ” is the new model for Judicial Review-God help us all.

    By the way Judge: who helped to create this current climate you base your legal interpretations on-you might want to look in the mirror for your next bout of self introspection for your next rulings.

  2. Jack on 24/24/14 at 11:28 am

    What does she care? She works is a guarded building, her home address is a secret and probably lives in a neighborhood that is safe.

    Any bets that the gang member ends up killing some one soon?

  3. Mary Kassel on 25/25/14 at 8:55 pm

    Is there anyone out there that knows how to find out her
    address, phone#, etc.?

    I’d like to know.

  4. Devon Coley on 26/26/14 at 1:58 pm

    hay babygurl laura
    juz wanna let u no lasz nite wuz butiful. i reely likt da likty split
    im down wif u cuttin me a brake long az i pluggin the hunny hole. c u next tuzday babygurl
    da’ devon

  5. Mike Giles on 1/01/15 at 7:39 pm

    Did he take any steps to carry out his “threats”; or is this another case of some folks wanting to ignore the First Amendment, when they don’t like what was said?