The bible Josh was sworn in on has quite the history. Cincinnati.com reports:
As family, several county judges, as well as Berkowitz’s German teacher from Elder High School looked on, Berkowitz placed one hand on the Bible and took the oath of office. Thinking back on that moment, he said it was an honor.
“As a history major and a Cincinnati native, I felt honored to be a part of the great judicial tradition reflected in that Bible,” he said.
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Check out Judge Berkowitz's recent column in Cincinnati.com:
Concerns about the justice system are heightened as our community confronts an ongoing heroin epidemic, a spike in violence, the murder of a Cincinnati police officer and the indictment of a UC police officer for the murder of an unarmed motorist. As a judge and former assistant prosecutor, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many people affected by a criminal case, including victims, witnesses, jurors, defendants, or concerned citizens. One was a gentleman at a police-community outreach meeting I’ll call Mike. Mike is a recovering addict and alcoholic who works as a counselor at one of the region’s leading inpatient treatment facilities, serving mainly offenders whose sentence includes drug or alcohol rehab.
Judge Josh Berkowitz is endorsed by the Cincinnati Right to Life PAC, Prosecutor Joe Deters, Fraternal Order of Police Queen City Lodge 69, the Buckeye Firearms Association, the Hamilton County Republican Party, and the Citizens for Community Values.