FBI Offers $25,000 Reward in Judge’s Shooting

George Hunter et al., Detroit News, March 6, 2015

The FBI offered a $25,000 reward Friday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two men responsible for shooting U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg.

The FBI, meanwhile, continued hunting for the men, approximately 18-25 years old who apparently tried to rob the federal judge outside his Detroit home late Thursday.

The FBI would not discuss the search or Berg’s medical condition after he was shot in the leg, but his injury is not believed to be life-threatening.

Judge Terrence Berg

Judge Terrence Berg

The shooting does not appear to be related to Berg’s job or his career as a federal prosecutor, the FBI said.

Berg is a hero who protected his family from robbers and a possibly worse fate, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said Friday.

“True to his character, Judge Berg heroically protected his family by refusing to let the robbers inside his home,” McQuade told The News.

“He took a bullet in the leg, but possibly spared his family from a worse outcome. All of his friends and former colleagues at the U.S. Attorney’s Office are rooting and praying for him for a speedy and full recovery.”

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The entire incident lasted about 30 seconds and came as Berg was getting his trash cans outside. The two came up from behind and asked to be let in the house. Berg told them he couldn’t do that and he was shot, a person briefed on the matter said.

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“He was walking up this path here and someone approached him, and I don’t know why,” said Berg’s wife, Anita Sevier, in an interview with WWJ-AM (950).

“And I feel badly that somebody felt that they needed to do this. I feel for people that don’t have something else to be doing. I’m sorry that this has to happen.”

Police believe the suspects were either trying to rob Berg or strong arm him into letting them into his home. {snip}

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Sevier said she and her husband had lived in the neighborhood for 26 years and considered it safe and friendly.

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Berg was nominated by President Barack Obama to the federal bench in April 2012 and appointed to the lifetime position in December 2012.

He is assigned to the federal courthouse in Flint. He has lived in Detroit for years, a rarity among the federal judiciary in the Eastern District. Many federal judges live in some of the more exclusive suburbs outside the city.

Berg, one of the more physically active judges, is known to run through his neighborhood, said friend Peter Henning, a Wayne State University law professor and former federal prosecutor.

“He’s committed to Detroit,” Henning said late Thursday.

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  • Police believe the suspects were either trying to rob Berg or strong arm him into letting them into his home.

    One of the suspects is someone whom Berg often gave money to and hired for odd jobs around his house and property.

    • IstvanIN

      Really????

    • There is work I need doing badly enough for me to be willing to hire someone darker than I am to do it.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        I cannot say the same. What work?

        • I thiiiink he meant to say “no work” not “work”

          • Usually Much Calmer

            Thanks, WU. That would be consistent with the body of MCS posts.

          • Mea Culpa. Big-time DIY here.

          • Usually Much Calmer

            Ok, my vertigo has subsided. Thank you.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    Today there’s no such thing as a “safe place”, just places that are safer than others.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Honey, there was never any such thing as a safe place.

  • Rhialto

    Diversity 247 problem: The FBI offers a $25,000 reward for info in a Black thugs kill White Fed Judge murder. How much would the FBI offer for info in the same situation in a White Racists kill Black Fed Judge murder?

    a. $1,000,000
    b. $2,000,000
    c. $5,000,000
    d. $25,000

    Answer: a, b, c receive full credit; d means course failure and severe discipline from Human Right Enforcement Committee.

    • 1stworlder

      Just like Common Core math.

  • SentryattheGate

    The judge’s wife lives in Detroit, has a husband who deals with criminals AND is this naive?

  • At least this is one diversitard who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. Now, if only anti-white excrement Tim Wise and Morris Dees would do the same.

  • IstvanIN

    What is with husbands and wives having different names. I guess they really are libtards.

    • 1stworlder

      Its too hard to learn how to sign they names a different way.

    • InAFreeCountry

      A friend recently asked why Atticus Finch’s children called him by his first name in “To Kill A Mockingbird”. Without hesitation, I answered “Because he’s a liberal.”

  • HJ11

    Jewish Judge and Jewish wife and Black perps. I don’t care what happens to any of them. I’m not Jewish or Black. I care only for Whites.

    • Katherine McChesney

      He’s Jesuit trained. A court papal Jew.

    • Raymond Kidwell

      He looks Germanic racially speaking. Where is it reported that he’s Jewish? It seems like anytime a white guy has an education or money it is assumed he must be Jewish. If this guy is a Jew he certainly has a lot of northwest european genes in him.

  • “And I feel badly that somebody felt that they needed to do this. I feel for people that don’t have something else to be doing. I’m sorry that this has to happen” – That right there is the typical victim-sheeple attitude that far too many whites have. Their loved ones and friends can get robbed, shot, and beaten by the darlings of ‘diversity, and they still express how ‘sad’ and ‘sorry’ they are for the poor people that had to commit such crimes. Good grief!

    I’m sick and tired of such expressions in the face of murderous hostility. How refreshing it would be to hear whites express loudly how disgusted they are with the black undertow that routinely prey on them. When the hell are we going to start getting wickedly pissed-off?

  • dd121

    Nominated by Obama and killed by feral blacks. Why can’t I cry?

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      Not killed, just shot. But your point is taken.

  • He’s just lucky. If the bullet had chopped through his femoral artery, he’d had bleed out on his way to the emergency room.

  • LHathaway

    he’s committed to Detroit. Can’t get more forward thinking than that.

  • JohnEngelman

    I hope this experience will turn Judge Terrence Berg into a hanging judge.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    “And I feel badly that somebody felt that they needed to do this.” – Needed? Does that not sound as though she is excusing the scumbags dipped in dirt that did this not because they chose to do this, but because they needed to do this? As if shooting people while taking the trash out is some kind of necessity. – “I feel for people that don’t have something else to be doing.” – Something else, like what, working for a living? “I’m sorry that this has to happen” – So two thugs shooting your husband after he refused to allow them into your home. So they could do God knows what to you, your husband and your children. Is just something that “has”/had “to happen”? What? Being shot by two homies in an attempted home invasion is not something that “has”/had “to happen”! She speaks as if it were inevitable, and the two waste of life who did it could have been anyone. Destiny, < which we all know is racist ) just so happened to choose them.

    My God, when will this end? Suicidal altruism will literally be the death of us!

  • InAFreeCountry

    “He’s committed to Detroit,” Henning said late Thursday.

    Maybe he should BE committed for still living in Detroit.
    It certainly makes me question His Honor’s judgement.

  • Light from the East

    You must have a mindset that you are living in a war zone if you live in Detroit.

  • Jeff

    This guy lives in Detroit? Pretty impressive, but I doubt he will be living there much longer. And I don’t buy for a second that the thugs didn’t know he was a federal prosecutor/judge. But then again, I suppose it’s possible. One thing is certain, these dipsticks are in for a very steep learning curve. Funny thing about being a liberal judge, when someone commits acts of violence against members of the federal judiciary, progressive thinking seems to take a back seat to old fashioned law and order. I hope they don’t have any immediate plans for the next 70 or 80 years.

  • HE2

    I hope he wakes up and has the sense to move out of this hellhole of Detroitus. One realizes he is making a strong political statement in not fleeing to an upscale suburb as his peers have, but the risk to his family is too great.
    Note the passive manner in which his spouse speaks of the shooting. As if it were something over which the perps had no cognitive say; they just had to do it. Maybe as Flip Wilson used to say, “the devil made me do it.”
    Any guesses as to the ethnicity of the shooter?

  • >> The FBI, meanwhile, continued hunting for the men, approximately 18-25
    years old who apparently tried to rob the federal judge outside his
    Detroit home late Thursday.

    The judge was so shocked he did not notice race. Neither skin color nor hair color. Probably was a Japanese, a Jew, or a blue eyed blonde refugee from Sweden.

    The robbers should be commended for humanely shooting the judge in the leg. They were good boys, but the judge provoked them. He should have complied and nothing would have happened. /sarcasm off

  • Earl Turner

    Suggestions:

    a.) _____arius
    b.) _____avious
    c.) _____quan
    d.) _____tae
    e.) _____tez

  • InAFreeCountry

    It was a just a joke, but Aniston and Kudrow both have had nose jobs. And who said anything about Hitler?