Clearly, judicial discrimination against the white guy
He rode into office on a motorcycle, with a suspended license and thousands in unpaid tickets, promising voters a sympathetic ear when they came before him in Philadelphia Traffic Court.
He left his black robe and $85,000 salary behind in February after just four years when a Traffic Court cashier accused him of showing her cellphone photos of, well, the lower court.
Traffic Court Judge Willie F. Singletary is gone but not forgotten, as Pennsylvania's Court of Judicial Discipline made clear Tuesday in an opinion excoriating Singletary for "bringing his judicial office into public disrepute."
"We think that the public - even those members of the public who register the lowest scores on the sensitivity index - do not expect their judges to be conducting photo sessions featuring the judicial penis and then to be sending the photos over the electronic airwaves to another person," the court wrote in a 19-page unsigned opinion.
The court will not impose a penalty, such as barring Singletary from future judicial posts, until after Singletary's response.
Judicial system investigators began looking at Singletary after the incident became public and he resigned earlier this year.
Singletary's attorney, John S. Summers, said Singletary would file objections to the opinion. Summers said he felt the five-member court erred because it did not show by "clear and convincing evidence" that Singletary, 31, knew what he was doing on Dec. 19, 2011 when he showed two photos of his erect penis to a Traffic Court cashier identified as "F."
Court upbraids judge who showed obscene photos - Philly.com
http://articles.philly.com/2012-10-11/news/34388670_1_singletary-obscene... (Accessed 12 October 2012)
We think that the reporter's use of the term "five member court" is racist. Is she talking about the judge's hand as a five member court, or is it just the word "member".
When Rep. Weiner sent Twitter photos of his "member", he didn't get this kind of consideration from the press. Why are they taking it easy on this judge?