I was going to use the famous Flip Wilson line for this story…

Posted: October 5, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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but that would have been tasteless:

Herman Thomas had an enviable political record as a black Democrat elected and re-elected in a county overwhelmingly white and increasingly Republican. The respected circuit judge once was the Democratic Party’s choice to be the first black federal judge in south Alabama.

Then his career collapsed under allegations that he brought inmates to his office and spanked them with a paddle. Later, an indictment accused him of sexually abusing male inmates in exchange for leniency. The trial on charges of sodomy, kidnapping, sex abuse, extortion, assault and ethics violations is set to start Monday.

The details get worse:

Some inmates in those cases described being checked out of the jail for meetings with Thomas in his car or in his private office in the county courthouse. First, there were reports of inmates having to pull down their underwear for spankings with a wooden paddle. Then came allegations of oral and anal sex, according to court records.

Sounds like quite a scandal so I guess this will be big news…for the BBC:

The trial of a former US judge accused of having sex with male inmates in exchange for leniency is set to start in Mobile, Alabama.

Herman Thomas, 48, denies the charges, which include sodomy, kidnapping, extortion, sex abuse and assault.

And Cambodia News:

A black Democrat judge from Alabama in the US has been accused of having sex with male prison inmates in exchange for lesser sentences.

Herman Thomas, who was once the Democratic Party’s choice to be the first black federal judge in south Alabama, allegedly took inmates to his office and spanked them before having sex.

CAMBODIA NEWS? Cambodia news has scooped the MSM on a corrupt judge sex story in Alabama?

Well the judge is a democrat and is black, and is apparently Gay.

I submit to you that if the party label was changed this trial would be the lead story all over the morning shows, but if you are reading this blog then you likely already know that.

At least nobody in Hollywood is starting a petition for him.

Update: Dan beat me and the Cambodia news.

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