Wow, we do not want to get on the bad side of Brooklyn Judge Reena Raggi! Just look what happened to disgraced ex-cop Charles Schwarz when he went before Raggi yesterday to ask for a 13-month leniency in his five-year prison sentence. Then again, his sentence is for perjuring himself during the Abner Louima trial, but still. Schwarz admits to lying concerning his role in getting Louima into the bathroom of Brooklyn's 70th Precinct station house on August 9, 1997 where he was viciously sexually assaulted by at least former officer Justin Volpe, who is serving a 30 year sentence for the attack. Schwarz was jailed on the perjury rap after a federal jury was unable to decide if holding the Louima down constituted participating in the attack.
But back to Raggi. After Schwarz pled his case ("I accept responsibility for [the perjury], and I hope you grant me some leniency so I can return home to my family.") Raggi quickly dismissed any notion that Schwarz would be going anywhere early saying: "I don't think there is any doubt that there was someone else involved in this crime against Abner Louima. It was probably you, more than highly probably - or someone else." Furthermore she rejected his "very belated and halting acceptance of responsibility" as they "showed total contempt for the law and a system of justice you were sworn to uphold."
Meanwhile in other famous New York City crime news, David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz made the news again today after a Judge decided that he may have a case against his former lawyer who he says has stolen personal effects from him in order to profit from them.