Judge Joe Brown Jailed for Contempt of Court

Judge Joe Brown Jailed for Contempt of Court

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Former TV judge allegedly berated a juvenile court magistrate about delays

Judge Joe Brown has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

Brown, whose syndicated courtroom show “Judge Joe Brown” ran from 1998 until 2013, is currently cooling his heels in a Memphis jail on a five-day sentence for contempt of court, ABC News reports.

Brown, 66, was arrested Monday after allegedly yelling at Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold “Hal” Horne.

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According to ABC, the former criminal court judge showed up at the courthouse and began working the crowd for votes in his campaign for Shelby County District Attorney. He then sat in a courtroom for approximately 20 minutes during a child support hearing that Horne was presiding over.

Then he allegedly approached the bench and began haranguing Horne about delays.

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According to Juvenile Court Chief Magistrate Dan Michael, Brown “all but had the courtroom in a riot” and launched into “a diatribe against Mr. Horne and the authority of the court.”

Horne ordered Brown's arrest, but the former TV judge continued to complain, leading to four additional counts.

Maybe Judge Judy can bail him out?

  • A J Khan

    Good Job Joe. Courts round the world has become lethargic & insensitive to the pain of victims.Delayed Justice kills the very purpose for which one goes to the court

  • Bootlip

    Joe have you met Big Bubba? He really likes you, I can arrange a private session! You do have a pretty mouth.

  • JPFranklin

    That stupid old bootlip finally got a taste of real justice!

  • Cotten_Fields

    He beez a real civil rights hero now. The ngger finally got some street cred. This display of TNB is one of the reasons these sht skins are reviled the world over.

  • JamalJenkum

    This guy was just getting a little too uppity I guess. He's not qualified to be a judge anyway. He always sides with blacks on cases where the other party is white.

  • Jimmie1151

    I see that this blog is full of old white racist Repugnicans.

    Can't wait until you all die so this country can be so much better.