Thursday, August 27, 2009

Not being one to say "I told you so," but...

Well, it appears that, in the end, I was right. Okay, he hasn't resigned but a special judge is being appointed to sit in his court after this morning's bombshell.

I received a phone call from a reporter at KHOU-TV at lunchtime today asking me whether I knew if Judge Donald Jackson was resigning from the bench after being indicted for misdemeanor official oppression.

So, Mr. Anonymous (and since there are at least two of y'all, I don't know who is who), I'll toss your snarky comment back at you...

Anonymous said...

Not sure where you get your information, but to my knowledge and resources, Judge Jackson has not resigned. It may be wise to get the facts with confirmation before spreading defaming blotter about an elected official. It is obvious you wanted to be the one to 'break the news' as if you are some sort of an insider, but instead, you 'broke' the law!

Section 39.03 of the Texas Penal Code defines the offense of official oppression.

A public servant acting under color of his office or employment commits an offense if he...intentionally subjects another to sexual harassment.

Allegedly telling a defendant that things would go much easier if she laid down seems to fall under the category of "unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, or other verbal of physical conduct of a sexual nature, submission to which is made a term or condition of a person's exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege, power or immunity, either explicitly or implicitly." (Texas Penal Code Section 39.03(c)).

Official oppression is a Class A misdemeanor carrying a maximum punishment of up to one year in the county jail and a fine of up to $4,000.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You were right. He's going to get to spend a lot more time with his "family" - Harris County prosecutors. Where's the love?