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North Sider Slaps Judge and Spits on Her Over a Smoke: Cops

David Nicosia is accused of battery and a hate crime in the altercation outside the Daley Center with a 79-year-old African-American judge.

David Nicosia, 55, is accused of slapping a Cook County judge, spitting on her and calling her "Rosa Parks."
David Nicosia, 55, is accused of slapping a Cook County judge, spitting on her and calling her "Rosa Parks."

A Chicago man belittled an elderly African-American judge, spat on her, slapped her in the face and called her "Rosa Parks" — all because he wanted her to stop puffing on a cigarette during a break outside the Daley Center.

David Nicosia, 55, who stands 6-foot and weighs 240 pounds, was jailed in lieu of $90,000 bail on Tuesday. He faces aggravated battery charges and a hate crime charge, according to Cook County prosecutors.

The incident took place Monday afternoon near the Daley Center when Nicosia told the judge he wanted her to stop smoking. An argument ensued, and authorities said Nicosia spit in the 79-year-old judge's face.

The man walked away but the judge followed him, they argued further and Nicosia then slapped her left cheek, according to the sheriff's department.

“He slapped her for no reason,” said Judge James Brown, who set bail and noted that Nicosia was "a danger to the community."

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Nicosia, a North Sider who resides in the 5400 block of North Sheridan, owns an information technology company.

JaB July 18, 2014 at 10:04 AM
*mental instability...sorry, I'm getting older ;)
Glenn Spoman July 18, 2014 at 11:44 AM
he owns a technology information company - theres no way i would want this guy with any information on me - what a nutjob , callin smeone Rosa Parks for wanting to smoke a ciggerette ? I thought she was about some bus thingy - so now blacks can't smoke , hmmmm never siezes to amaze me - now had he complained that the smoke was endangering his life , that would seem more viable , but slapping a judge - he deserves whatever he gets and I'm sure it'll be at least a year in the slammer
Glenn Spoman July 18, 2014 at 11:45 AM
at 79 years old , i think one can make their own desicions on how one wants to live
kc July 18, 2014 at 01:22 PM
People are out of their minds with intolerance these days and everything sets them off to the extreme!! Thankfully he didn't hide a "lawful firearm" outside of the building before he went in and confiscate it during the break .

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