CAIR is on a campaign to destroy Sharon Dickson
In the wake of CAIR’s negative publicity campaign by way of WSB-TV, and elsewhere, Sharon Dickson has stepped down as a municipal judge. She is now working as an “associate judge” in another town. Now, Mike Petchenik is hounding her there, and letting us know CAIR wants her “pushed” out of her new job.
As you may recall, Fazial Azizan took his girlfriend’s car without asking, to use as an Uber driver. He then led her on a car chase through the city streets. The chase came to an end when the girlfriend rammed the car from behind. As a result, Azizan’s Uber passenger, Ms. Thurman, received back injuries. Azizan then interfered with the ambulance team while they were trying to treat the injured Ms. Thurman.
Surprisingly, none of this is in the WSB-TV story. Although he has the transcript, there is no mention in Mike Petchenik’s report of Ms. Thurman. Instead, Fazial Azizan is the victim in this whole affair. Because Azizan suffers from PTSD, you see.
Fazial Azizan tried to defend himself in Judge Sharon Dickson’s court. It did not go well for him. In fact, it required a CAIR smear campaign to save him from going to jail for five months. And, this campaign included a completely tortured interpretation of Judge Dickson’s statements.
The pretext for pushing Sharon Dickson out of public life are these two statements:
“I know where you come from women don’t mean anything” and “You need to go to jail. You are despicable to me.”
The first statement about women came after Fazial Azizan asked the judge to consider “cultural differences” (page 54 line 8).
Even so, Dickson did not go on to talk about Iran. She discussed Azizan’s behavior.
She expressed shock at Azizan’s disregard for the women involved in this case, including his prior conviction for domestic abuse, and domestic abuse in front of a child (page 66 of the transcript line 15).
Mike Petchenik’s report for WSB-TV mentions none of this.
The quotes about “You need to go to jail. You are despicable to me.” deserve context.
Here is what she went on to say.
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“You need to go to jail. You are despicable to me. This woman is still going through physical therapy. She got knocked around in the back seat and then you got her in a domestic drama because you’ re too caught up with yourself to say, hey, I’m not fit right to put you in this car. I should -· I should not accept your money because I’m cussing out my girlfriend. This is shameful. You could have had that woman killed.” – Judge Sharon Dickson (page 65 of the transcript, line 21)
This is what Sharon Dickson was talking about. He almost got someone killed. She was not talking about his religion.
As a matter of fact, there is no real mention of Azizan’s ethnicity, religion, or heritage in the transcript, at any time.
She was strictly talking about his behavior.
Sharon Dickson’s story is a particularly stark example of CAIR’s growing influence, but it is far from the only example.
On average, CAIR gets on various news stations around the country 2 to 3 times a week.
Last year, 2017, CAIR appeared on the local news:
- 8 times in October
- 9 times in September
- 10 times in November
And in April of this year, 2018, CAIR appeared on the local news an amazing 33 times! It is hard to know what to compare this with, except maybe the President of the United States. Of course CAIR is not really that relevant. They get on the air under the most flimsiest of pretexts. In other words, it is news whenever CAIR announces, condemns, or demands something. But, this time was different. This time they smeared a judge, and we have a transcript which can be compared with their lies.
Too much access and influence is given to CAIR. Please start demanding local stations give a more balanced coverage of this highly controversial group.
In light of all this, please call WSB-TV and get them to stop Mike Petchenik from causing Sharon Dickson any further harm.
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A transcript of the court proceedings in this case is available here –
“You need to go to jail. You are despicable to me. This woman is still going though physical therapy. She got knocked around in the back seat and then you got her in a domestic drama because you’ re too caught up with yourself to say, hey, I’m not fit right to put you in this car. I should -· I should not accept your money because I’m cussing out my girlfriend. This is shameful. You could have had that woman killed.” (page 65, line 21)
“I mean, you are a threat to everyone who wants to catch Uber. I can’t believe you’re still doing that.” (page 70 line 23)
Azizan and Domestic Abuse
Judge, if you’ll review his record, you will find he has a prior domestic violence conviction and a conviction for child abuse, I believe probably in the fourth degree, domestic violence in the presence of a child. (page 66 line 15)
Azizan’s “cultural differences”
So I’m just asking for the judge to just to consider all the evidence. I wasn’t — it was cultural. There is some kind of behavior or attitude, it’s just cultural difference. It’s not like I’m hating you. I’m not here to give you attitude or for anybody. It’s just, you know – (page 54 line 8)
Azizan resists arrest
“When we went to take him into custody, Mr. Azizan began screaming and yelling and refused to go into handcuffs, Eventually we did get him into handcuffs, put him in the back of my car at which point he continued to scream and yell and then faked passing out in my car. I took him to Northside Hospital to get him medically cleared.” (page 20 line 19)
“All right. And any time that you have to use force on an individual, does that create an environment that you or another officer or somebody else could be hurt?
So your safety was involved by his non-compliance.
Yes.” (page 31 line 14)
Azizan at the hospital
“So why did you clam up and insist on speaking a foreign language, Farsi, when you got to the hospital when the nurses and the intake people were trying to help you to get into the hospital?” (page 41 line 20)
Ms Thurman and Azizan
“Ms. Thurman was on her back in a neck brace when I saw her.” (page 19 line 23)
“And he continued to become agitated while she was in the car and she stated that he said: I don’ t need to take this shit anymore and turned the vehicle around very suddenly. She thought he was talking to her, but then she realized that he was talking on the phone. Ms. Thurman then started to plead for him to calm down. At that point in time, the defendant threatened to push Ms .Thurman out of the car if she didn’t shut up.” (page 7 line 6)
“As the officer continued his report making, all of a sudden he started hearing Mr. Azizan yelling and screaming and cursing in the back of the ambulance. At which time the ambulance requested that Mr. Azizan be removed because they couldn’t handle him.”(page 8 line 9)
“Yes, You did. You took your finger and pounded it on my knee. Listen you, listen you, you keep getting on my nerves, I’ll kick your ass and throw you out of my car myself. It happened like yesterday.” (page14 line25)
Azizan stole his girlfriend’s car
“Q: Okay. So she alleged that he had stolen the car? “
“A. That is what she said. After I determined they were in a relationship, I determined it wasn’t, in fact, a stolen vehicle. It was more likely a borrowed vehicle, and she never called us to report a vehicle as being stolen.”
“And she wanted her car back. Mr. Azizan stated he was a driver for Uber and he had picked up Ms. Thurman and a crazy woman had hit him. He didn’t admit that it was initially his fiancée.” (page 18 line 2)
“I determined that Ms. Reckik had indeed ramed into the back of the Nissan with the Pontiac. Ms. Thuman was injured in that wreck and needed to be transported to the hospital.” (page 19 line 7)
Fazail Azizan’s failed apology
“Would you apologize to Ms. Thurman?” (page 71 line 10)
Muslim rights group wants judge removed from bench after making controversial comments
Updated: Aug 10, 2018
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – A judge is stepping down from her job in a local city after being accused of making comments about a man’s religion during a hearing.
Now, a Muslim rights group is demanding another local city part ways with the judge as well.
This week, Sandy Springs city leaders reappointed their municipal judges, and Sharon Dickson was not among them.
“I’m extremely, extremely happy,” said Fazail Azizan after learning the city of Sandy Springs had agreed to overturn a five-month jail sentence imposed by Dickson.
“This is what I was expecting from the American justice system,” Azizan told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik.
Petchenik first reported about how police arrested Azizan, an Uber driver, for disorderly conduct last fall after a fender bender on Hammond Drive.
Azizan had gotten into an argument with an ambulance driver who wanted to take him to a hospital that didn’t accept his insurance.
When Azizan interrupted Dickson during sentencing, she said, “I know where you came from. Women don’t mean anything. You need to go to jail. You are despicable to me.”
“I was attacked based on my religion, based on my nationality,” Azizan said.
After our story aired, the city of Sandy Springs agreed to overturn Azizan’s sentence.
Last week, Dickson sent an email to the city’s mayor, asking him not to consider her for another term.
“I request that I be taken off the calendar for the remainder of the year. Again, thanks for the opportunity to serve,” the email said.
“That makes me extremely happy that she won’t be able to attack or verbally harass anybody else like me,” Azizan said.
A Muslim rights group is now asking the city of Dunwoody to take Dickson off the bench as well.
Petchenik contacted city officials there, who said they have no current plans to ask Dickson to step down from her job.
Petchenik also tried to contact Dickson for a comment on this story, but he didn’t hear back.
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