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When judges make headlines, unless they've been selected for appointment, won an election, or have ruled on a controversial case, it's probably for behaving rather badly. Although judges often seem to get away with their bad actions with nothing more than a slap on the wrist and/or a short suspension (sometimes even with pay), one Texas judge might be in more trouble than he bargained for.
Judge Guy Williams, out of Nueces County, Texas, has been charged with two felonies in relation to a road rage incident where he is alleged to have brandished a firearm at another driver. Additionally, he was forced to give up his courthouse keys and passes, as well as all his firearms, and was released on $25,000 bond, pending a trial scheduled for early spring 2018.
Just when you thought judges couldn't get more oblivious, stuff like this happens. What makes this story all the more unbelievable is that Judge Guy Williams considers himself the victim of harassment as a result of driving his white Mercedes Benz. After news of the incident broke, during an interview with local news, he actually said the following:
People don't like a Mercedes zipping past them, I don't think. Ever since I got that white Mercedes I've noticed people don't like people driving a white Mercedes.
While Judge Williams continued to insist upon his innocence in this criminal matter, allegations of sexual harassment while sitting on the bench were brought against the jurist. Additionally, he is involved in litigation stemming from a disputed auto accident that allegedly involved road rage where the judge was allegedly driving and behaving erratically.
Though the charges and complaints against Judge Williams are merely allegations at this point, like his behavior in the disputed auto accident case, the pattern that is emerging does not bode well for a 21st century jurist. And while defending these actions is his right, whatever the outcome may be, it might be time to take a look at the man in the vanity mirror of his white Benz, rather than blaming the public for hating Mercedes drivers.
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