LOS ANGELES — Postcards with vulgar drawings and scrawled threats addressed to California Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird have prompted the group that launched the drive for her resignation to disassociate itself from such tactics.
The messages called Bird a "black-robed pervert," a "lousy criminal lover," a "communist" who is "certifiably stupid" and the "mistress of (state Assembly Speaker) Willie Brown."
One card warned: "You are not immune to a violent attack."
"We don't condone anyone writing messages such as that," said Debbie Goff, spokeswoman for Crime Victims for Court Reform, which spearheaded the drive.
"There are crazy people out there and they picked up some cards and wrote those things on them, but that's a small minority of cards. You'll always have a few nuts out there. But 6,000 people wrote reasonable remarks to Chief Justice Bird. That's how many people are upset," Goff said.