Every time I think of California Judges’ Association Treasurer Alan H. Friedenthal, I think of Adolph Hitler. And I want to puke.
What is it that the masses see in these men? Not that Friedenthal has the support of the people, but he has the support of the power elite.
I once called an attorney who specializes in constitutional law to ask her to represent me in a suit against that man who denied my constitutional right to a parent child relationship. I can’t tell you her exact words, but it was something like “Alan Friedenthal is my friend! I would never sue him!”
Even my own sister, Roberta Kramer, an attorney and judge pro-tem seemed to like Alan. Once we were on a limousine ride on the way home from a party. Roberta had a bit to drink, as is her habit. Out of nowhere, she says “Alan Friedenthal has a quirky little sense of humor.”
I wanted to say, “Oh, pretty funny how he tortured your nephews. The ones you pretend to love.”
Why would a judge like Tamila Ipema, who is otherwise lovely and teaches judicial ethics flip when she finds out the litigant before her is the person who was brave enough to expose Commissioner Friedenthal for ruling with bias and getting embroiled in cases? Does she think we should allow Friedenthal to ruin lives because he is fun at a party and knows how to raise funds for political campaigns?
But I come back to Hitler. People rallied around him, also. People would shoot their neighbor in the head, because Hitler said to. They would torture and slaughter children, and salute Alan…em, Adolph.