A teachable moment in Judge Krot decision

Hamtramck 31st District Court Judge Alexis Krot has been cleared of wrongdoing.
Last week we reported on the decision by the state Judicial Tenure Commission over Krot’s handling of a 72-year-old cancer patient who was ticketed for having overgrown weeds around his garage.
Krot berated the man, and said some harsh words. She has apologized for her behavior, and self-reported her actions to the tenure commission. For that, she should be commended. It takes guts to admit to an error in judgment.
Whatever the opinion the public may have of her, one lesson we can all learn, besides having compassion, is that we need to help our neighbors who are in distress.
We have made this point before, but it’s worth repeating. The Judge Krot incident is a learning moment for us all.
If there is a house in your neighborhood that has overgrown weeds or grass, or has litter – instead of complaining about it, do something.
Such as, get others with you to help you take care of the matter.
Or just do it yourself.
No one wants to live on a block with that one bad house. It reflects on the whole block. Obviously whoever lives at such a property either doesn’t care or is physically unable to maintain their residence.
Our properties are small here, and it doesn’t take much effort to help out.
You’ll feel better for it, and Hamtramck will look better, too.
Help a neighbor who is in need. That’s what tight communities do.
Posted Aug. 12, 2022

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