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.