Hassan Chokr Mooned Judge during the hearing
A Michigan man who allegedly inflicted anti-Semitic and racist threats on parents and children at a preschool and synagogue last week made a shocking revelation during a hearing Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court as he pulled down his pants and presided Judges in a separate conversation berated the case. After the cheeky display, judge Regina Thomas approved the prosecution’s request to have the $1 million bond Hassan Chokr withdraw.
Chokr appeared from prison via Zoom on a case where he is accused of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer in 2020 as the antics ensued. court records Show.
During the hearing, the video shows a Wayne County assistant district attorney saying Chor had “posted videos and statements on Instagram talking about buying guns, and in one of his Instagram posts the defendant says, ‘Your Jewish tactics will only backfire, you have no place on this earth, Jew [expletive] jewish mother [expletives]. A storm is coming to wipe you all out of our lives.’”
Meanwhile, Chokr – whose microphone was muted – appeared to be growing increasingly frustrated, pacing the holding cell, repeatedly pointing and shouting at the screen.
“I want the record to reflect that while the court muted the defendant’s microphone, he appears to be screaming and pointing at the Oakland County Jail camera,” Judge Thomas said.
One of the lawyers starts speaking again as Chokr turns away from the camera, exposing his rear end while craning his neck and seemingly continuing to scream at the camera.
“And now he’s taken his pants off to show his butt to the court,” said an incredulous Thomas. “I don’t know why anyone would think it’s appropriate to pull down their pants and show their bum to the court.”
according to a report of the Detroit FreePress, Judge Thomas cited Chokr’s absurd behavior in court as well as recent allegations from the synagogue when he ordered his bond broken. She also reportedly stated that Chokr “appears to be mentally ill.”
Chokr’s lawyer, Duane Johnsonreportedly claimed his client “expressed his First Amendment rights and freedom of speech” during the synagogue incident.
“When we do things that are unsafe … we violate other people’s rights,” Thomas reportedly replied. “We cannot say and do what we want to say without the consequences of those actions. And that is exactly where your client finds himself today. He exercised his rights, I exercise my right to give him a consequence. Nothing either of us does in this life is without consequence.”
Watch a clip of the Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV hearing below:
Chokr is currently facing two counts of ethnic intimidation in the alleged incident at Temple Beth El. after a press release by the Oakland County Attorney’s Office Karen D McDonald.
“Anti-Semitic and racial threats or ethnic intimidation of any kind will not be tolerated in our community and any such incident will be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” McDonald said in a statement. “Our office established Oakland County’s first hate crime unit a little over a year ago to provide us with the resources we need to report, investigate and prosecute these serious crimes.”
His bail in that case was set at $1 million.
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