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Michigan judge apologizes for shaming 72-year-old cancer patient over his overgrown lawn

  • Michigan Judge Alexis Krot apologized for shaming Burhan Chowdhury, a 72-year-old cancer patient, for his overgrown lawn during a Zoom hearing.
  • Krot will be reporting herself to a state commission due to her judicial misbehavior that led to online condemnation and a petition to remove her from office.

Michigan Judge Alexis Krot apologized after recently coming under fire for her reaction to a 72-year-old cancer patient’s overgrown lawn.

Krot, who previously threatened Burhan Chowdhury with jail time over the weeds growing in his yard, said that she will be reporting herself to a state commission that examines judicial misbehavior.

Judge tells 72-year-old man stricken with cancer he ‘should be ashamed of himself’ for his un-mowed lawn

Judge Alexis Krot
  • Burhan Chowdhury, a 72-year-old man who was diagnosed with cancer in his lymph nodes in 2019, received a citation for overgrown grass in August.
  • Michigan Judge Alexis Krot told Chowdhury on Monday that he “should be ashamed of himself” for not keeping up with the landscaping around his house.
  • Chowdhury’s son, 33-year-old Shibbir Chowdhury, explained to Krot that his father is sick and they had already cleaned the area around their house after receiving the citation.
  • Krot told Chowdhury, "If I could give you jail time on this I would."

Michigan Judge Alexis Krot is under fire for her overreaction to 72-year-old Burhan Chowdhury’s overgrown lawn.

During a Zoom hearing on Monday, Krot told Chowdhury, who is very ill with cancer, that he “should be ashamed of himself” for not keeping up with the landscaping around his house, according to the Washington Post.