Judge Durke G. Thompson

Rapists, child molesters, domestic violence perpetrators, and others of that ilk terrorize more than just their individual victims; their presence in the community endangers us all. Alice Vachss, former Chief of the Special Victims Bureau for the Queens County (NY) District Attorney's Office, wrote a non-fiction account of her experiences on the front lines of the war against such criminals. In it, she coined the term collaborator to describe those who, by their attitudes and actions, aid and abet them. What follows is a series of news accounts, all featuring the same protagonist. You be the judge ...

Officials, Activists Deplore Remark by Montgomery Judge: 'Takes Two to Tango' Called Ill-Advised
The Washington Post, January 6, 2000

Female Legislators Seek Probe of Md. Judge
The Washington Post, February 3, 2000

'Two to Tango' Judge Seeks Recusal From Similar Case
The Washington Post, March 8, 2000

Md. Trial Judge Erases Jury's Rape Conviction
The Washington Post, March 2, 2002

Md. Judge Ready to 'Fight Back'
The Washington Post, March 27, 2002

Husband Arrested: Man Had Restraining Order
The Fairfax Journal, July 25, 2002

Judge Blamed For Sending Sex Abuser Home in Md.
The Washington Post, August 29, 2002

Controversial Judge Moved to New Business Court
The Gazette, September 18, 2002.