The Haves versus Have Nots / Judges versus Citizens
Colorado District Court Judges make a minimum of $173,248 per year or approximately $14,500 per month. Colorado County Court Judges make a minimum of $165, 795 or $14,000 per month. These judges have total compensation packages which include health, life and disability insurance as well as a choice of a lucrative retirement account.
Since the COVID lockdowns started in March 2020, THESE JUDGES HAVE NOT LOST A DIME FINANCIALLY. They have not felt the pain of being hungry and not knowing where the next meal is going to come from, of being homeless and living out of a car, of not having a cell phone or a computer to appear in court "remotely."
Rather these judges have each and every month received $14,000 or more into their bank accounts, taken vacation, earned more vacation days, visited the doctor and dentist and in no way have they been negatively impacted. THESE SAME TONE DEAF JUDGES ROUTINELY REQUIRE CITIZENS SUBMIT TO COSTLY PRETRIAL SERVICE REQUIREMENTS EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF NOTHING, COSTLY PROBATION REQUIREMENTS, AND GRANTING CONTINUANCE AFTER CONTINUANCE OF TRIALS WITHOUT CONSIDERING THE COST TO THE CITIZEN TO PAY THEIR ATTORNEY FOR CASE PREPARATION ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS.
Yes, that is a lot of capital letters and I am shouting. I supported many of the judges in the Metro area on a personal and professional capacity - all I can say now is how disappointed I am. I am not disappointed in these judges as judges but as HUMANS.