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Ex-judge Herman Thomas on trial, accused of spanking inmates in underwear, sodomy and more
nydailynews.com ^ | Oct. 5, 2009 | Catey Hill

Posted on 10/05/2009 6:02:06 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

He was once a revered judge, an African-American Democrat repeatedly elected in an Alabama county that was predominantly white and Republican.

But then came the scandal - and Herman Thomas' world turned upside down.

Thomas, former Alabama Circuit Court judge, stands accused of sodomy, kidnapping, sex abuse, extortion, assault and ethics violations, AOL News reports. The trial starts on Monday.

The first charges against Thomas surfaced in 2001 when an inmate claimed that Thomas offered to help with the case in return for sex. Those charges were dismissed. But that wasn't nearly the end of it.

Inmates then began claiming that Thomas forced them to strip down to their underwear and then spanked them. Others claimed he forced them to perform sex acts.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: buttpirate; homosexualagenda; rumpranger; sodomite; thomas

Former Circuit Judge Herman Thomas


1 posted on 10/05/2009 6:02:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t understand, and I’m glad.


2 posted on 10/05/2009 6:04:30 PM PDT by devane617 (Free HOLLY101 -- After all, she is right.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unless they have they Judge on video tape or “DNA on the dress” quality physical evidence I would not believe the inmates.


3 posted on 10/05/2009 6:07:32 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OH...I thought it was HELEN Thomas...


4 posted on 10/05/2009 6:08:57 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

gives new meaning to the term “big government”.


5 posted on 10/05/2009 6:09:50 PM PDT by usshadley (It's time to choose..the empire or the republic? You can't have both. Time is running out.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like a great appointment for another ‘czar’ to me. /s


6 posted on 10/05/2009 6:11:07 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ('They're drinking the juice.'~ Barack H. Obama)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Lets wait for the formal proceedings and see what that brings out. Nothing would surprise me.


7 posted on 10/05/2009 6:11:59 PM PDT by Czar (Life Member -- NRA)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Yum yum!"


8 posted on 10/05/2009 6:13:03 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The article seems to carefully avoid mentioning the gender of the inmates accusing him. The use of gender neutral pronouns seems forced and awkward. I could be wrong but I suspect it’s meaningful.


9 posted on 10/05/2009 6:13:38 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So that no one has visions of a “Girls in Prison” film, these were male inmates the judge was screwing.


10 posted on 10/05/2009 6:13:45 PM PDT by fso301
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To: SC Swamp Fox
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1218237/Ex-judge-accused-sexually-abusing-male-inmates.html
11 posted on 10/05/2009 6:20:37 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

black + democrat = not guilty


12 posted on 10/05/2009 6:24:40 PM PDT by jmax
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looking at his mugshot, my gut instinct says “guilty”. And it’s hard to imagine under what circumstances a judge would ever be alone with an inmate, or even with an inmate in the presence of other court or prison officials without the inmate’s lawyer present. And fifteen is a LOT of inmates to get together on this story, with nobody breaking ranks. If there’s any solid evidence that this judge was in places he wasn’t supposed to be that would have given him access to these inmates, and the fifteen can each keep their own stories straight, I expect he’s guilty and will be found guilty. And I don’t see ANY way this could have happened without the complicity of other court or prison officials, so if the judge is guilty, there are likely to be other people getting charged too.


13 posted on 10/05/2009 6:38:06 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Pharmboy

NO NO NO!!!

Don’t say that word here...


14 posted on 10/05/2009 6:39:41 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I suspect he's certainly guilty of multiple grooming and fashion felonies....

15 posted on 10/05/2009 6:46:39 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Thanks for the link, my suspicions were confirmed. It's amazing what you can learn once the "PC" filters are removed:

A former judge is.....charged with sexually abusing male inmates in exchange for leniency.

"...insists he is innocent and claims he was trying to mentor the inmates."
Where have I heard that before?

Isn't it interesting to note what the US source doesn't think is worth reporting:

Noting that each of the alleged victims is black, Patterson says jail checkout records back up inmates' claims about trips to Thomas' private office, and other inmates spotted marks after paddlings.

There also is other evidence, according to court records, including one inmate's seminal fluid on the office carpet.

The inmates also were able to describe in detail Thomas' unmarked windowless office.

16 posted on 10/05/2009 6:47:27 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

See the link in #11 or the summary in #16. Guilty.


17 posted on 10/05/2009 6:49:55 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: billorites

Where’s his earring?


18 posted on 10/05/2009 6:50:37 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a leading civil rights group, has defended Thomas and claims race is behind his prosecution.”

* * * * *
Pathetic. The degree of moral bankruptcy running rampant in our society makes our plunge into third world status more inevitable and more difficult to stop.


19 posted on 10/05/2009 6:54:07 PM PDT by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I note the claims in the source of the article above are that

QUOTE: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a leading civil rights group, has defended Thomas and claims race is behind his prosecution. ...

Noting that each of the alleged victims is black ... UNQUOTE

It seems to me that the NAACP, a "LEADING CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP" is ignoring the facts of the case in order to play the race card yet again.


20 posted on 10/05/2009 7:00:23 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: SC Swamp Fox

Yep, guilty. Now when are the trials of the prison officials who were “checking out” these prisoners for trips to the judge’s office? This perp did not act alone.


21 posted on 10/05/2009 7:00:34 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Canedawg

Yes, I wonder why the NAACP doesn’t seem very concerned for the 15 black, male inmates that claim they were abused and sodomized by this former judge?


22 posted on 10/05/2009 7:02:12 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: billorites
I suspect he's certainly guilty of multiple grooming and fashion felonies....

LOL! You've sure got that right. ; - )

23 posted on 10/05/2009 7:03:25 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
I wonder why the NAACP doesn’t seem very concerned for the 15 black, male inmates that claim they were abused and sodomized by this former judge?

Very good point, my FRiend.
24 posted on 10/05/2009 7:06:07 PM PDT by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Herman Thomas' cousin is quite a character too:

Thomas (President Of The Mobile Co. School Board) Among Those Indicted By Grand Jury

Thomas was indicted for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and driving under the influence of alcohol.

The indictments stemmed from an incident during Mardi Gras earlier this year in which Thomas allegedly drove his vehicle over the foot of a 8-year-old paradegoer, then left the scene.

Earlier this week, Thomas, 37, was found guilty in Mobile Municipal Court of another case alleging he left the scene of an accident last summer.

[snip]

Later:

Thomas was fired from the schoolboard for wasting $9,000.00 of school money on Mardi Gras 'throws.'

25 posted on 10/05/2009 7:25:32 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
BUMP to the top of the page.

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26 posted on 10/05/2009 8:18:33 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("They heard us on 9/12 and they will hear from us again on November 2, 2010!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In this case the NAACP support for the defendant seems to be a knee-jerk reaction and operating on a purely political - “unjust” - principle of simply defending the public image of “Black officials”, lest the chattering classes think a “Black official” can be as bad as anyone else.

I hope enough Blacks who are more local to the case simply diminish their respect for the NAACP, for it’s knee-jerk reaction in support of the defendant. They could have gotten more respect from everyone by taking no position on the case and publicly offering to let the trial speak for itself.


27 posted on 10/06/2009 12:05:45 AM PDT by Wuli
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