IFJudge Joe Brown, the former daytime television courtroom judge, was arrested after he allegedly became verbally abusive while representing a client. The incident occurred on March 24th, 2014 in a Tennessee court while Brown was a defending a woman in a child support case.

So, what caused Brown to become so irate that police had to take him into custody on charges of being in contempt? According to reports by courtroom attendees, Brown was upset that Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold Horne pushed his case off Monday’s docket, at which Brown released a furious tirade of verbal anger and discontent towards the residing judge.

Judge Horne repeatedly asked Brown to remain calm, but the 66-year-old former judge allegedly continued with his verbal tirade before the court bailiff was forced to subdue him and take him into custody. Reports suggests that Brown was given as many as five warnings before Judge Horne charged hum for contempt of court.

Brown allegedly placed the courtroom on the brink of a riot by addressing the crowd rather than the judge. This caused others to stand up and voice their opinions as well, which ultimately created an unruly courtroom while forcing Judge Horne to take Brown into custody.

He darn near caused a riot in the courtroom, he had people so inflamed,” said Judge Michael.

Brown was initially given two days in jail for his courtroom outburst, but Judge Horne bumped this up to three days when Brown failed to listen. There’s been no official word yet on whether Brown has sought legal council.

Judge Joe Brown became the first African-American prosecutor in Memphis, Tennessee. He later opened his own practice before becoming a judge for Shelby County, Tennessee. Brown is most known for his role in the daytime television courtroom show “Judge Joe Brown.” Like similar daytime courtroom shows, Judge Joe Brown focused on civil cases involving disputes between two parties.

Several years ago, Brown was sued by one of his show’s litigants for slander and fraud; however, he ultimately won the case due to the waivers litigants are forced to sign before appearing on the show.

The final episodes of the daytime courtroom show were filmed on March 14, 2013. Low ratings and salary negotiations between Brown and CBS are believed to have played a role in the show’s cancellation. Brown is currently running for Shelby County District Attorney.

If you’re going to commit a crime, don’t publish evidence of it on social media. This is a lesson 21-year-old Brooklyn native Jules Bahler learned the hard way.

Bahler, who calls himself Romeo King, was recently arrested on suspicion of armed robbery after posting a selfie while holding a submachine gun. As you can see in the photo below, Bahler is holding a long-barreled submachine gun in his right hand and a smartphone in his left. The photo quickly escaped from his normal group of Facebook friends and turned viral; thus, opening the doors to a law enforcement investigation.


Although Bahler’s Facebook account has since been deactivated following his arrest, he initially published the machine gun selfie along with the following caption: “Bought my first house And chopper today … lifes great.” But it wasn’t the caption that tipped off law enforcement, rather the brazen submachine gun Bahler’s holding in the Facebook selfie.

It didn’t take investigators long to identify Bahler, and the submachine gun depicted in his selfie, as the culprit responsible for robbing a Michigan bank. According to an affidavit by the FBI, Bahler entered the bank while brandishing the submachine gun, demanding the teller hand over cash. After receiving an estimated $7,000 from the teller, Bahler fled and went back to Brooklyn, New York. This incident occurred on the same day Bahler published the selfie to his Facebook account.

Federal investigators also believe Bahler is responsible for at least two other robberies, one involving a Credit Union branch in Pontiac and another involving a Bank of America. Surveillance cameras captured footage of Bahler on all three occasions, and authorities have matched his “selfie” face to the surveillance cameras. Between the three robberies, authorities believe Bahler got away with an estimated $15,000-$16,000.

Bahler was arrested while driving away from his home.  After authorities pulled him over, they searched his car and found the submachine gun that was allegedly used in the three robberies. Bahler admitted to the robberies when questioned by investigators.

U tripping brotha. I wouldn’t show that **** like that cops be watching,” said Bahler’s friend on his Facebook page. According to reports, Bahler was trying to save up enough money to move from to Pontiac, Michigan. Now, it looks like his new home will be behind bars for a while.

What do you think about the incriminating Facebook selfie?

snowball-01Snowball fights are one of the small joys offered by mother nature during this otherwise cold and unforgiving part of the year. Recently, though, this winter activity resulted in a felony battery charge when a 13-year-old unnamed boy in Chicago was accused of throwing a snowball at a local police officer.

The frosty incident occurred Wednesday afternoon when students were playing on the school’s playground, tossing snowballs at one another. That’s when a nearby police officer claims he was struck in the arm by a snowball pelted from a group of about a dozen students.  Initially, he didn’t know who was responsible for the snowball pelting incident, but through some investigative research he was able to identify the culprit.

Both the school dean and security officer identified the 13-year-old boy as the snowball thrower, at which point the police offer charged him with a felony battery charge of assaulting a peace officer.

It made me mad. He [the officer] said the snowball hit him but it hit the car, not him,” said the eighth grader who is charged with battery of a police officer.

Following the incident, the boy was placed in the backseat of the police cruiser and taken into custody on charges of felony assault on a peace officer. Since he’s under the age of 18, he was charged as a juvenile. The police later stated that the accused snowball thrower doesn’t have any gang affiliations.

To make matters worse the boy, the school also suspended him for five days. With the end of the school year coming fast approaching, five days are critical to the success of any student. However, the school was within its legal rights to suspend the boy given that both the dean and security officer identified him as the snowball-pelting culprit.

The 13-year-old boy’s mother said the following to reporters in regards to the snowball charge:

He kept trying to tell the officer that he didn’t do it but they didn’t believe him. He was standing on the corner, there was a whole crowd of kids. It’s so crazy.

Unfortunately, incidents such as this are all-too-common in today’s society. Back in 2010, a women in Washington D.C. was charged with a felony count of assault after tossing a snowball at a police officer.

What do you think about the 13-year-old boy’s felony snowball charge? Was it a bit too harsh?