Judge Joe Brown on 5-Day Jail Stint: I Did It & I'd Do It Again

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http://www.vladtv.com - Judge Joe Brown talks exclusively to us about his five-day jail stint after he was found in contempt in Shelby County Criminal Court in Memphis, Tennessee, last March. The 68-year-old television judge explains that he was approached by a woman who was issued a warrant without a sworn statement or witnesses which he says should have been dismissed. As pro bono, Brown agreed to help her and says that he was continuously interrupted and was appalled and that\'s when he became "verbally abusive."\n\nBrown told us he was thrown in jail by an unqualified magistrate. "There\'s no judge in the courtroom, there\'s a person named Harold Horne that got hired a few months out of law school, back in the 80\'s because his uncle and the judge—at the time—were friends. That\'s all he\'s done, is just sit down there and make rulings. The reason he even became into being is because the judge at the time dropped out of the eighth grade and the State\'s Supreme Court said that he was literally too ignorant and educationally infirm to preside as a judge."\nIn the interview, Brown recalls a similar situation that happened in Shelby County Criminal Court 40 years ago when a judge called him the N-Word and did not believe he was a lawyer. He says that racism was the reason behind being called the derogatory term, "Just his bigoted, racist ways of doing things."\n\nThe popular celebrity judge says that his jailing was the first time a lawyer has been locked up in this county in the last 50 years.\nWatch the full interview above.