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Local judge mixes commentary in with sentencings

Published 12/28/2010, The Daily Republic

Judge Tim Bjorkman is not afraid to speak his mind.
In the four years he’s served as a circuit court judge, he’s presided over wide-ranging cases including drug abuse, rape, drunken driving, stalking and theft. More often than not, Bjorkman will send criminals away with words of advice, admonishment or both.
“I’m often left to figure out whether they need a boost up or a boot in the rear end, frankly,” Bjorkman said in a recent interview with The Daily Republic.

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