This judge admonished a 20 year old man who raped his 16 year old sister. Unacceptable and disgusting. He should be removed. Poor judgment.
He should be recalled from the bench immediately for going against the DA's suggestion in the Bruner rape case - he cannot protect women or be trusted. He's a danger to the community.
Nolen Bruder decision evidences this man is unfit to make sound judgements in the name of justice. Hardly represents justice. Disgraceful. His commentary on the sentencing is what distinguished this man from other judges who are bound by technicality or the law itself to make difficult decisions that seem unjust. Dangerous message to the community that will most likely cost the victimization of more victims of this type of crime. Just disgraceful.
8123. attorney (private practice)
This judge based on recent events has proven themselves to be unfit for their position. A jury determined that the client Ramad Chatman was not guilty of an armed robbery charge, although the client even offered to enter into a plea agreement originally this judge denied the request and is now holding the aforementioned behind bars for a crime they did not commit. This person is an enemy to what this country stands for and the tenets of due process, for that reason and I'm sure many others that will be uncovered in time I suggest this judge be removed from their post and disbarred from ever holding public office again.
After sitting in Judge Niedrach's courtroom and witnessing his strange behavior for hours, I him at a grocery store. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a jerk and bother him and ask him about a case or anything. He said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?” I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh?” but he kept cutting me off and going “huh? huh? huh?” and closing his hand shut in front of my face. I walked away and continued with my shopping, and I heard him chuckle as I walked off. When I came to pay for my stuff up front I saw him trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Milky Ways in his hands without paying. The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like “Sir, you need to pay for those first.” At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter. When she took one of the bars and started scanning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to scan them each individually “to prevent any electrical infetterence,” and then turned around and winked at me. I don’t even think that’s a word. After she scanned each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.
Awful and unfair Judge
Absolutely awful judge who overturned a not guilty verdict based on no evidence because he was racially biased against the defendant, awful
8119. party to case (pro se)
Hon. James G. Bertoli Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma, California
8118. courthouse employee
This Judge is linked to use of massage therapists and other escort-related services in the local community.
Hon. Raima H. Ballinger Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma, California
8117. attorney (private practice)
The Sonoma County Court is in disrepair, and Raima Ballinger has helped add to the shambles and wreckages of this court house. From case-fixing judges to depriving litigants of administrative and veracity hearings when the judges are required to provide them, Raima Ballinger allows anything/everything to go at Sonoma County Court. According to an insider who works at the Sonoma County, Raima Ballinger also will accept bribe money when it is offered to her. It seems like many attorneys who are outside of Sonoma County will not accept any cases that are within Sonoma County, because it is so corrupt.