Judge Susan Brown: Praise the Lord and Bring Your Toothbrush [Updated]

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Last week Houston judge Susan Brown jailed a woman for thanking God for her husband's acquittal (Rick Casey, Chronicle).

"It wasn't an angry thing," she said of the wife's outburst. "Every black preacher teaches us to thank the Lord."

Um, okay, that justifies 36 hours in jail? [Update: According to criminal-defense lawyer Vivian King, who is running as a Democrat for the bench that Brown holds at the moment, those quotes are hers. I hadn't noticed Casey switching subjects mid-paragraph.]

Brown, running for reelection, is clearly willing to throw over the God vote in favor of the authoritah vote.

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