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* Judge Mark Ciavarella of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas (in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) became infamous for his harsh treatment of juvenile offenders, sending children as young as five to detention centers for relatively minor crimes, such as trespassing or even insulting a teacher on Website/{{Myspace}}. It was later revealed that he was making obscene amount of cash from his convictions as the owner of the center paid him for each new prisoner he sent there. He was later ''[[LaserGuidedKarma convicted and sentenced to twenty-eight years in prison]]''. The good folks at ''{{Website/Cracked}}'' probably summed up many people's feelings about him by saying that they'd be "happy with a law that allows each American to kick him in the balls once". Watch here to see [[MamaBear the mother]] of one of his victims [[DrivenToSuicide who killed himself]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8JRMGP2hg8 cut him a new one.]]

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* Judge Mark Ciavarella of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas (in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) became infamous for his harsh treatment of juvenile offenders, offenders. Ciavarella spent years sending children as young as five to detention centers for relatively minor crimes, such as trespassing or even insulting a teacher on Website/{{Myspace}}. It was later revealed that he was making obscene amount of cash from his convictions as the owner of the center paid him for each new prisoner he sent there. He was later ''[[LaserGuidedKarma convicted and sentenced to twenty-eight years in prison]]''.prison]]'' for his involvement in the "Kids for Cash" scandal. The good folks at ''{{Website/Cracked}}'' probably summed up many people's feelings about him by saying that they'd be "happy with a law that allows each American to kick him in the balls once". Watch here Listen to see [[MamaBear ''Podcast/{{Swindled}}'''s dedicated episode to the mother]] of one of his victims [[DrivenToSuicide who killed himself]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wIWXfEIads "Kids for Cash" debacle here]], and see [[MamaBear the mother]] of one of Ciavarella's victims [[DrivenToSuicide who killed himself]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8JRMGP2hg8 cut him a new one.one here.]]


* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_justice_system_of_Japan#Conviction_rate criminal justice system in Japan]] is particularly notable for conviction rates in excess of ''99%''. A large portion of this is attributed to plea bargains, but much is also owed to prosecutors being given large leeway on whether to prosecute a case ''at all'': as such, prosecutors generally prefer to pursue only cases which they are certain to win. Regardless, the system favors the prosecution so much that getting an acquittal is practically a miracle.



* The criminal justice system in Japan is particularly notable for conviction rates in excess of ''99%''. A large portion of this is attributed to plea bargains, but much is also owed to prosecutors being given large leeway on whether to prosecute a case ''at all'': as such, prosecutors generally prefer to pursue only cases which they are certain to win. Regardless, the system favors the prosecution so much that getting an acquittal is practically a miracle.

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* The criminal justice system in Japan is particularly notable for conviction rates in excess of ''99%''. A large portion of this is attributed to plea bargains, but much is also owed to prosecutors being given large leeway on whether to prosecute a case ''at all'': as such, prosecutors generally prefer to pursue only cases which they are certain to win. Regardless, the system favors the prosecution so much that getting an acquittal is practically a miracle.



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* The criminal justice system in Japan is particularly notable for conviction rates in excess of ''99%''. A large portion of this is attributed to plea bargains, but much is also owed to prosecutors being given large leeway on whether to prosecute a case ''at all'': as such, prosecutors generally prefer to pursue only cases which they are certain to win. Regardless, the system favors the prosecution so much that getting an acquittal is practically a miracle.


* [[Characters/{{ECW}} ECW referee Jeff Jones]] reemerged at ''ECW Guilty As Charged 99'', January 10, 1999, as Judge Jeff Jones, sending the debuting '''[[Wrestling/SidEudy SID]]''' to destroy John Kronus. In this role, he would walk to the ring and randomly declare some {{Jobber}} "guilty" and have Sid [[SquashMatch Squash]] the poor guy.

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* [[Characters/{{ECW}} ECW referee Jeff Jones]] reemerged at ''ECW Guilty As Charged 99'', January 10, 1999, as Judge Jeff Jones, sending the debuting '''[[Wrestling/SidEudy SID]]''' to destroy [[Wrestling/TheEliminators John Kronus.Kronus]]. In this role, he would walk to the ring and randomly declare some {{Jobber}} "guilty" and have Sid [[SquashMatch Squash]] the poor guy.


** Considering convicts are usually going to prison ([[HellOnEarth Impel]] [[TheAlcatraz Down]] to be exact) [[FateWorseThanDeath death might be a good compromise]]

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** Considering convicts are usually going to prison ([[HellOnEarth ([[HellholePrison Impel]] [[TheAlcatraz Down]] to be exact) [[FateWorseThanDeath death might be a good compromise]]


* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh''': In "The Good, the Bad and the Tigger", Judge Samuel J. Gopher takes his role in the Wild West roleplay a little too seriously.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh''': ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'': In "The Good, the Bad and the Tigger", Judge Samuel J. Gopher takes his role in the Wild West roleplay a little too seriously.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh''': In "The Good, the Bad and the Tigger", Judge Samuel J. Gopher takes his role in the Wild West roleplay a little too seriously.
-->'''Sheriff Piglet''': If you don't confess soon, you'll have to face the judge.\\
''[He, Pooh, and Deputy Rabbit glance towards the judge, who is playing his harmonica]''\\
'''Judge Samuel J. Gopher''': And guess who gets to play the judge? Looks like there's gonna be a swingin'! ''[cue the EvilLaugh]''\\
'''Pooh''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint A swinging? Oh, how wonderful! I love to swing!]]\\
'''Sheriff Piglet''': [[OhCrap Oh, d-d-d-dear!]]


A subtrope of TheJudge. This character typically presides over a KangarooCourt and can give {{Longer Than Life Sentence}}s. See also the equally-bad JokerJury.

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A subtrope of TheJudge. This character typically presides over a KangarooCourt and can give {{Longer Than Life Sentence}}s. See also the equally-bad JokerJury.
JokerJury. If he leaves his courtroom and actively pursues criminals as well, there's overlap with JudgeJuryAndExecutioner.


* One ''Hoot Kloot'' cartoon featured the titular sheriff being assigned to protect one of these (who really was called "The Hanging Judge" by him and others throughout), due to him having numerous enemies that are out to get him. Sheriff Kloot, due to his cluelessness and incompetence, ends up getting the Judge nearly killed, with the cartoon ending with the Judge angerily chasing after him.

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* One ''Hoot Kloot'' cartoon featured the titular sheriff being assigned to protect one of these (who really was called "The Hanging Judge" by him and others throughout), due to him having numerous enemies that are out to get him. Sheriff Kloot, due to his cluelessness and incompetence, ends up getting the Judge nearly killed, with the cartoon ending with the Judge angerily angrily chasing after him.

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* One ''Hoot Kloot'' cartoon featured the titular sheriff being assigned to protect one of these (who really was called "The Hanging Judge" by him and others throughout), due to him having numerous enemies that are out to get him. Sheriff Kloot, due to his cluelessness and incompetence, ends up getting the Judge nearly killed, with the cartoon ending with the Judge angerily chasing after him.
-->'''Judge''': You ain't gonna hang! I'm gonna plaster you!


** They even recycled the "Judgement of God" TrialByCombat by making the defendant fight an unarmored GreyKnight (God ([[GodEmperor -Emperor]]) is busy keeping the galaxy running). If the defendant is killed, he was obviously a heretic. If the defendant wins, he was obviously aided by Chaos, and is executed as befits an obvious heretic.

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** They even recycled the "Judgement of God" TrialByCombat by making the defendant fight an unarmored GreyKnight Grey Knight (God ([[GodEmperor -Emperor]]) is busy keeping the galaxy running). If the defendant is killed, he was obviously a heretic. If the defendant wins, he was obviously aided by Chaos, and is executed as befits an obvious heretic.


* Judge Doom in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. What makes him even more sinister than the other judges is the fact that Toontown is undisputedly under his power, and he certainly has enough influence around LA to say that [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner he IS the law-enforcement of the city]]. The good police forces are nothing more than pawns [[JustFollowingOrders just doing their work]]. The worst part is that he can [[KilledOffForReal kill toons]], who are practically [[CartoonPhysics invincible]] otherwise.

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* Judge Doom in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. What makes him even more sinister than the other judges is the fact that Toontown is undisputedly under his power, and he certainly has enough influence around LA to say that [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner he IS the law-enforcement of the city]]. [[PoliceAreUseless The good police forces are nothing more than pawns pawns]] [[JustFollowingOrders just doing their work]]. The worst part is that he can [[KilledOffForReal kill toons]], who are practically [[CartoonPhysics invincible]] otherwise.


* Ronan the Accuser and Kree Accuser Corps from the MarvelUniverse and of CaptainMarVell fame are often depicted this way, though in their case is more DropTheHammer Judge than hanging.

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* Ronan the Accuser and the Kree Accuser Corps from the MarvelUniverse and of CaptainMarVell CaptainMarvell fame are often depicted this way, though in their case is more DropTheHammer Judge than hanging.

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* Ronan the Accuser and Kree Accuser Corps from the MarvelUniverse and of CaptainMarVell fame are often depicted this way, though in their case is more DropTheHammer Judge than hanging.

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* [[Characters/{{ECW}} ECW referee Jeff Jones]] reemerged at ''ECW Guilty As Charged 99'', January 10, 1999, as Judge Jeff Jones, sending the debuting '''[[Wrestling/SidEudy SID]]''' to destroy John Kronus. In this role, he would walk to the ring and randomly declare some {{Jobber}} "guilty" and have Sid [[SquashMatch Squash]] the poor guy.

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