The first arrest deals with Judge Joe Brown who is vying for the position of Shelby County District Attorney. Brown was recently jailed on contempt of court charges resulting from a heated courtroom exchange between him and Magistrate Judge Harold "Hal" Horne in a recent Juvenile Court proceeding. Horne alleged that Brown nearly started a riot in court while others stated Brown's exchange with Horne wasn't close to contempt and if it was, nearly all Shelby County Attorney's could have been held in contempt based on those grounds. Judge Brown hinted that Amy Weirich and her Campaign Manager were somehow behind his arrest, but Weirich has publicly stated that she nor her Campaign had anything to do with Brown's arrest. Judge Brown's Attorneys - Taylor Eskridge, Andre Wharton, and Alex Wharton are putting forth a vigorous defense to these charges. Link: http://m.tmz.com/#Article/2014/03/24/judge-joe-brown-arrested-court-juvenile
The next arrest dealt with Democratic Party Chairman Bryan Carson who was pulled over and arrested for an unpaid $50.00 County ticket that increased to almost two hundred dollars when he failed to appear in Judge Larry Potter's Environmental Court on the matter. In my opinion the timing of this incident with Carson being pulled over and arrested during the height of the political season is highly suspicious! I make no accusations of who if anyone is behind this, but will only say the timing has many people talking, speculating, and making accusations. Carson even noted on his facebook page that the arrest came days after his party released their endorsements for the upcoming August election and that they chose to endorse Kim Gilmore-Sims who is Judge Potter's opponent in August. In Judge Potter's defense, he noted that the bench warrant for Carson's arrest was signed in April, 2014, long before the Democratic Party endorsements were released. This matter has been resolved with Carson paying the outstanding fines and according to his Attorney, Robert Spence, a handshake and apology.
The latest arrest involves Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks who has been charged with Assault in an alleged attack on a woman over a parking spot. The alleged victim stated that Brooks snatched her phone when she attempted to videotape the incident and then dumped water on her all during an argument over a parking spot. Brooks Attorney, Andre Wharton states that a video of the incident shows some things in favor of Brooks. This case is continued to July 29 when a Special Judge is appointed to preside over the matter in General Sessions Division 7 after sitting Judge William Anderson recused himself because the County Commission provides funding for the Court. Link: http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=25771561
Some feel these politicians feel they don't have to follow the rules of the court or laws of the land and are glad that they are being held accountable for their actions. With that being said, there are equally as many others who feel that these latest politician arrests are nothing more than harassment based on the fact that they are vying for political office or are in support of those that unnamed factions aren't in support of. My advice to all those vying for political office, "tread lightly." With very few people knowing all the information and facts surrounding these arrests, its hard for me to judge one way or the other, whether they are politically motivated. However, I will say that the timing of these arrests is highly suspicious and leads me and others to believe that there is more behind this than just a mere coincidence. What do you think?