Judge Shirley Saffold Allegedly Left Racist Comments at AOL, Other Sites

Judge Saffold, probably saying something racist.
  • Judge Saffold, probably saying something racist.

The continuing saga of Judge Shirley Saffold, a.k.a. "lawmiss," and the comments left by that account on Cleveland.com took another turn recently. After subpoenaing the judge's computer, the Plain Dealer investigated other sites visited by Saffold and comments left under her alleged usernames on those sites.

The results don't look good for Saffold, who is looking less like a respected judge and more like a common internet commentariot idiot by the day.

Some choice examples:

Lawmiss called Asians "flat face morons" when remarking on a story about the Chinese volleyball team.

And a story about a racist remark against the president prompted lawmiss to rail against whites: "how can white men be christan's, it's impossible. Their nature is to be nasty, convining, and decietful. They lie, they cheat, and they steal. And, they do it in a suit."

Lawmiss on AOL also insults people based on religion.

After France proposed banning burqas, lawmiss wrote "yeah, they ought to ban them, and if the muslims don't like it, then go home. you can't see their faces, you can't tell if they're men or women and they're criminals. if they want to wear that crap, then they ought to stay in saudi arabia, where it's acceptable and they have no intention of blowing anyone up."

An article about Ellen DeGeneres prompted Lawmiss to attack gays.

"She's s dyke, and that's all she's competent at. She's no dancer. Nest think you'll know the gays will take over."

Stay classy, Judge Saffold.

The whole commenting debacle lends itself to two important discussions regarding Saffold, and that doesn't even count the debate on whether the Plain Dealer should have unmasked Saffold as the commenter 'lawmiss.'

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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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