Rick Casey of the Houston Chronicle writes in his column today about a Republican judge in Houston who jailed the wife of a defendant who had just been acquitted of murder for reacting to the acquittal with relief. Judge Susan Brown of Houston’s 185th Criminal Court (see photo left), whose insensitivity and callousness brings to mind Judge Sharon Keller, is being opposed in the November election by Democrat Vivian King.
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Vivian King, Judge Brown’s Democratic opponent in the November election, said:
“It wasn’t an angry thing,” she said of the wife’s outburst. “Every black preacher teaches us to thank the Lord.”
King, who like the wife is African-American, said of Brown’s action, “I don’t think it was racism, just a lack of cultural understanding.”