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Judge Joe Brown

Released from Jail

After Courtroom Rant

3/25/2014 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Former TV judge Joe Brown has been sprung from jail ... after a nuclear courtroom fight Monday (hear audio) in Memphis.

A juvenile court judge sentenced Brown to 5 days in the slammer for contempt of court ... after Brown went  Al Pacino "And Justice for All" nuts during a hearing.

Brown -- who is running for D.A. --  claims jailing him was "dirty politics."

Brown's lawyer went to another court Monday night and the judge was more lenient, releasing him on his own recognizance. 

The judge who sent Brown to the pokey is not backing down, saying he demands dignity and respect in the courtroom, adding Brown acted in a contemptuous manner.

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1.

lkelly816    

What would Judge Brown have done if a lawyer acted in the same contemptuous manner in HIS court? Since Judge Brown is running for D.A. perhaps he got just a little too big for his pants.

127 days ago
2.

LaughAtU    

Whats the truth to what he said about the judge? Was he right?

127 days ago
3.

Ace    

JB said in the recording he looked up the penalty for contempt before he came in to the court, so it looks like he planned to cause a little trouble....he thought the penalty was only $10....he was wrong.

127 days ago
4.

Chris    

No comment. Leave me alone.

127 days ago
5.

Bob    

Judge Joe would have done the same thing if he was on the bench. The worst part is his FB page instantly played the race card and MLK JR comparisons. This is a court room you are supposed to respect the judge, and you would think a judge would know that. He should have his law license revoked.

127 days ago
6.

Wow ...    

What a disgrace! I have ZERO respect for Joe Brown now. If he thought he was getting the short end of the stick in the courtroom, he of all people know how to handle it. But to threaten and keep arguing was uncalled for. Was he on drugs or something? We all know if this had been in his court, he would not be pleased!!

127 days ago
7.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Delusions of grandeur.

127 days ago
8.

bkblueknight    

i thought they said all publicity is good publicity? this idiot looks like an entitled child. i want a brat as DA

127 days ago
9.

MarcosDMcGinley    

lol judge brown. http://num.to/4759-4137-2029

127 days ago
10.

Dead@27    

There should be no such thing as "contempt of court".
Judges have way too much discretion.
I fart at this Judge.

127 days ago
11.

Yurra Knutz    

Note to self...
If one judge ever put me in jail, get my lawyer to find another judge to let me out.

127 days ago
12.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

Dude mug shot was epic. His frown priceless. Now he visits another judge in the night,to get him out of jail? Haha! He is entertaining.

127 days ago
13.

Denni    

MAN UP, JOE!!!!

127 days ago
14.

bernergirl    

This is blown way out of proportion. It was a disagreement, he didn't deserve 5 days in the slammer.

127 days ago
15.

BigSamStewart    

Judge Joe Brown's mugshot = Grumpy Cat

127 days ago
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