State Court of the Judiciary repriman...

State Court of the Judiciary reprimands E. Tenn. judge

There are 39 comments on the WBIR Knoxville story from Mar 28, 2008, titled State Court of the Judiciary reprimands E. Tenn. judge. In it, WBIR Knoxville reports that:

The Tennessee Court of the Judiciary has reprimanded an East Tennessee judge for depriving a defendant of his freedom.

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Brenda

New Orleans, LA

#21 Apr 1, 2008
I think we would see Judges be more careful about their rulings if indeed there were to be a "Report Card" for our judges. I believe Senator Mae Beavers mentioned that Represenative Susan Lynn is to sponser that bill and it will be presented to the lower house, but haven't seen anything about it yet. If more people would file judicial complaints, then perhaps we would see even more judges receiving reprimands.
Ear-to-the-groun d

United States

#22 Apr 1, 2008
Welcome to the Puppet Show, Teresa Kirkham Puppeteer and Dennis Humphrey sideshow.

Maybe it's not DennisÂ’ fault. The word is that he does not make a decision without consulting the property assessor; she brags about it. She has worn a path into his chambers. TBI should investigate the amount of time she spends vertical in his chambers.

Maybe the property assessor wrongfully incarcerated Mr. Pearson.

There is no end to Roane County's corruption and networking. Elected Officials do favors for each other because they each have something on each other.
steven

Salt Lake City, UT

#23 Apr 1, 2008
omg!
ethics

Salt Lake City, UT

#24 Apr 2, 2008
Get Real wrote:
Just goes to show you, stupidity is rampant from top to bottom in this country.
READ #22
ethics

Salt Lake City, UT

#25 Apr 3, 2008
Get Real wrote:
Just goes to show you, stupidity is rampant from top to bottom in this country.
i think you ment to say roane county!
ETHICS

Salt Lake City, UT

#26 Apr 7, 2008
Wow roane county news finally stepped up to the plate and ran the news on Humphreys. They buried it in the back but their getting the news out somewhat!
One4justice

Oak Ridge, TN

#27 Jun 2, 2009
I think that the judge not honorable at all needs removed from the bench I make a habit of sitting in on his cases and he is just as crooked and corrupt as Tommy Austin and to anyone who dont think so just wait you will see big things are going to happen in roane county i would bet to say that he has been bought once or twice before. Buckle up Roane County Politicians who dont do your job like you are suppose to it is going to be a bumpy ride
Noni

Knoxville, TN

#28 Jun 16, 2009
Advocatus wrote:
<quoted text>
Brad - you are SO right!
I think you and Brad need to understand the situation here in Roane County. We have lived with abusive "justice" for a very long time with nothing being done about it. The slap on the hand that Austin received was just a continuation of the situation. Why should we believe that this case was/is different?
Noni

Knoxville, TN

#29 Jun 16, 2009
not retired from anything wrote:
<quoted text>now i know why you are retired. from reading your platitudes i bet you got smoked in a courtroom and you blame everybody but your arrogant a$$. odds are that every night you rub the badge you got out of your sugar smacks in the 4th grade wishing you could have actually amount to something. mom's calling you LEO it's time for dinner. put up your army men and go eat.
Wow! Maybe as an attitude adjustment you should be put in jail for 68 days and FORGOTTEN. You sound like an LEO who is mad because your "brother" isn't playing the "stick together" game no matter what.

I applaud him for sticking up for what is fair and just! This area is notorious for LE abuse.
ROADRUNNER

Cookeville, TN

#30 Jun 16, 2009
Get Real wrote:
Just goes to show you, stupidity is rampant from top to bottom in this country.
You are exactly right.
Noni

Oliver Springs, TN

#31 Aug 17, 2009
Advoccatus - you said "My MAIN point is that the Judicial Court had access to all the facts in the case"

Sadly, I do not believe that they had access to all of the facts, like - how many people have witnessed this judge coming into court stumbling, slurring his words, spittle drooling down the corner of his mouth and being late for court?? Was he like that the day he sent this man to jail?

This has happened before and comments have been overheard when someone went to pay an outreagous fine handed down by this judge and the clerk said "I don't know what is wrong with him, I guess he is in a bad mood today". Bad mood? The judge appeared to be drunk! If he was, it is no surprise that he "forgot" about sending this man to jail until someone pointed it out 68 DAYS later, is it??!!

I have lost hope that people in this county will wake up and start electing decent people to the law enforcement positions and local government positions.

Roane County is nationally known having one of the most corrupt systems in the nation! Why has this county not been cleaned up? How many people will be put in jail for some trumped up charge for trying to stand up against this corruption?

People need to stop turning a blind eye to the corruption (if it hasn't happened to you yet attitude) and band together to stop it. It would only take one or two elections to put this abuse behind us.

If we are smart enough to know the corruption exists, we should be smart enough to elect officials who aren't part of that "Big 'ol boy" click!
cruzin

Nashville, TN

#32 Aug 22, 2009
I agree 100%...lets start with the next elections !!!
One4justice

Lenoir City, TN

#33 Sep 16, 2009
Noni wrote:
Advoccatus - you said "My MAIN point is that the Judicial Court had access to all the facts in the case"
Sadly, I do not believe that they had access to all of the facts, like - how many people have witnessed this judge coming into court stumbling, slurring his words, spittle drooling down the corner of his mouth and being late for court?? Was he like that the day he sent this man to jail?
This has happened before and comments have been overheard when someone went to pay an outreagous fine handed down by this judge and the clerk said "I don't know what is wrong with him, I guess he is in a bad mood today". Bad mood? The judge appeared to be drunk! If he was, it is no surprise that he "forgot" about sending this man to jail until someone pointed it out 68 DAYS later, is it??!!
I have lost hope that people in this county will wake up and start electing decent people to the law enforcement positions and local government positions.
Roane County is nationally known having one of the most corrupt systems in the nation! Why has this county not been cleaned up? How many people will be put in jail for some trumped up charge for trying to stand up against this corruption?
People need to stop turning a blind eye to the corruption (if it hasn't happened to you yet attitude) and band together to stop it. It would only take one or two elections to put this abuse behind us.
If we are smart enough to know the corruption exists, we should be smart enough to elect officials who aren't part of that "Big 'ol boy" click!
WOW!!!Somebody actually knows how to tell the truth That restores hope to me that there are still good people in Roane County. I watched this very same judge take a mother away from her baby and send the baby girl to live with her father in texas without hearing the whole case now someone please tell me how is that justice when only one side of the case is heard. God help us...Lets vote these sick good ol'boys out.
BeFair

Nashville, TN

#34 Jan 27, 2011
I can't believe that any reasonable person could have a problem with Dennis Ferguson. He is a good judge and he follows the law. Not everyone can win in court. Some people are just sore losers.
Knownable

Fountain Inn, SC

#35 Feb 10, 2011
So whar's new? Tennessee was just voted the #1 most corrupt state in the United States! Illionis was voted #2 (ah = the mifia state). The police, judges, state government in Tennesse is worse in corruption that Illionis!!!!

You get what you vote for people. You have accepted this "good ol boy" government for untold years. It is catching up with us! The whole world now knows how corrupt we are! How proud are you of your state now southerners?

Sadly, many of you will say you are proud of this state. That is what is wrong. The people who say they are proud are the ones who haven't been "bit" by the corruption yet. Your day may be coming. What will you say when it finally bites you? So sad!
Noni

Fountain Inn, SC

#36 Feb 10, 2011
2 years later and NOTHING has changed! So sad, such sorry people who have the ability to change the corruption! I don't care for myself - but don't each and every one of you realize you could find yourself in the limelight of this corruption? It could and probably will be one of you readers who will run smack dab face front into this corruption? WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!
Exposing the lies

Astoria, NY

#39 Dec 4, 2011
Ear-to-the-ground wrote:
Welcome to the Puppet Show, Teresa Kirkham Puppeteer and Dennis Humphrey sideshow.
Maybe it's not DennisÂ’ fault. The word is that he does not make a decision without consulting the property assessor; she brags about it. She has worn a path into his chambers. TBI should investigate the amount of time she spends vertical in his chambers.
Maybe the property assessor wrongfully incarcerated Mr. Pearson.
There is no end to Roane County's corruption and networking. Elected Officials do favors for each other because they each have something on each other.
Brilliantly said! You could not be more correct.

Since: Dec 11

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#40 Dec 22, 2011
Noni wrote:
Advoccatus - you said "My MAIN point is that the Judicial Court had access to all the facts in the case"
Sadly, I do not believe that they had access to all of the facts, like - how many people have witnessed this judge coming into court stumbling, slurring his words, spittle drooling down the corner of his mouth and being late for court?? Was he like that the day he sent this man to jail?
This has happened before and comments have been overheard when someone went to pay an outreagous fine handed down by this judge and the clerk said "I don't know what is wrong with him, I guess he is in a bad mood today". Bad mood? The judge appeared to be drunk! If he was, it is no surprise that he "forgot" about sending this man to jail until someone pointed it out 68 DAYS later, is it??!!
I have lost hope that people in this county will wake up and start electing decent people to the law enforcement positions and local government positions.
Roane County is nationally known having one of the most corrupt systems in the nation! Why has this county not been cleaned up? How many people will be put in jail for some trumped up charge for trying to stand up against this corruption?
People need to stop turning a blind eye to the corruption (if it hasn't happened to you yet attitude) and band together to stop it. It would only take one or two elections to put this abuse behind us.
If we are smart enough to know the corruption exists, we should be smart enough to elect officials who aren't part of that "Big 'ol boy" click!
Hmmmm, This Post (#31) is from August 2000!

Looks like the corruption in RC has been goin on for a very long time.
U Know

Chesapeake, OH

#41 Mar 26, 2013
Noni wrote:
Advoccatus - you said "My MAIN point is that the Judicial Court had access to all the facts in the case"
Sadly, I do not believe that they had access to all of the facts, like - how many people have witnessed this judge coming into court stumbling, slurring his words, spittle drooling down the corner of his mouth and being late for court?? Was he like that the day he sent this man to jail?
This has happened before and comments have been overheard when someone went to pay an outreagous fine handed down by this judge and the clerk said "I don't know what is wrong with him, I guess he is in a bad mood today". Bad mood? The judge appeared to be drunk! If he was, it is no surprise that he "forgot" about sending this man to jail until someone pointed it out 68 DAYS later, is it??!!
I have lost hope that people in this county will wake up and start electing decent people to the law enforcement positions and local government positions.
Roane County is nationally known having one of the most corrupt systems in the nation! Why has this county not been cleaned up? How many people will be put in jail for some trumped up charge for trying to stand up against this corruption?
People need to stop turning a blind eye to the corruption (if it hasn't happened to you yet attitude) and band together to stop it. It would only take one or two elections to put this abuse behind us.
If we are smart enough to know the corruption exists, we should be smart enough to elect officials who aren't part of that "Big 'ol boy" click!
I agree 100%! U know what you're talking about!

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