When black people (especially black women) are appointed or elected to judicial positions within the criminal justice system, such achievements are often met with high amounts of praise.
Blacks who end up unfortunate enough to deal with the courts as defendants in criminal cases always have the cards stacked against them. This is even the case when the offenses they get charged with are relatively minor in nature. With black judges on the bench, black defendants are given a chance to inherit a sense of cultural relativism during proceedings.
Unfortunately, a black woman in Houston, Texas who was fortunate enough to gain the privilege of serving her community as a Harris County district court judge has betrayed her title. This case of scandal is ridden with stories of indecent $exual innuendo, drug abuse, and other deviant forms of gross misconduct.
According to a local news source called the Houston Press, Judge Hilary Green (pictured) has been suspended by the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct. This past Friday (July 7th), the Texas Supreme Court authorized an order to suspend Green upon finding substantive reasons to do so after observing the State Commission’s evidence.
The State Commission began its investigation of Green four years ago. Meagan Flynn, a staff writer for the Houston Press wrote a lengthy and salaciously detailed article about this outrageous case, which was published on Tuesday (July 11th). Flynn wrote the following about Green’s arsenal of allegations stemming from unsavory behavior:
“Popping pills, smoking marijuana, hiring prostitutes and $exting from the bench: The allegations against Houston Judge Hilary Green are juicy — but it just so happens that the Texas Supreme Court found that there’s enough evidence to support these claims to justify suspending her without pay…While Green has admitted to some of the scandalous allegations, her attorneys say that most are exaggerated, untrue or stem from bitter ex-lovers, including her ex-husband, Ron Green, and Claude Barnes, whom she had an affair with from 2009 to 2015.” (Houston Press)
However, Green additionally admitted to “doctor shopping” in order to obtain “dirty prescriptions” for high-powered cough suppressants, or what Southern rap artists call “sizzurp.”
Flynn also reported that Eric Vinson, the Executive Director of the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct stated that Green is the first judge in 10 years to fight against his bureau’s administrative proceedings with such gall. Green faces disbarment if the allegations against her are proven to be true.