Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Should Have Hired a Cop

A judge in Memphis, TN has sentenced a man to 700 days in jail for threatening to kill him - 10 days per word.

Standing accused of burglary and rape, Joshua Beadle began threatening the judge who told him to stop and threatened to hold him in contempt if he did not. Beadle continued to threaten and berate the judge, one Lee Coffee, who then counted up to 70 words and sentenced the man to 10 days per word. Judge Coffee only went up to 70 because he ran out of toes.

The judges, and specifically police force, of Memphis, TN have a long and well-documented history of, shall we call them "legal indiscretions." In fact, at one point in the late 1980s, it was discovered that crack cocaine was being manufactured in the city court building. One of the mayors shot himself in the head for reasons unknown. Most recently, the coroner was brought to trial for allegedly staging his own kidnapping, but the charges were dropped when it was discovered that the police, DA, and judges involved had conspired to withhold evidence and perjured themselves against him.

No charges were filed against the men responsible for these "legal indiscretions." The men who kidnapped and bound the city coroner are still at-large... and were most likely working in an official capacity in the courtroom at the time of this incident.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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