The Angriest I Have Ever Seen Judge Joe Brown
A Little About Judge Joe Brown
Judge Joe Brown has a syndicated small claims court program airing on different channels throughout the country. He is initially known for being the presiding judge in the last appeal of James Earl Ray’s conviction of assassinating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Judge Joe Brown will berate a litigant if he deems it necessary to teach the litigant a lesson in life and responsibility. He will also be more calm if he can successfully reach the litigant. It is also very difficult to lie to Judge Joe Brown and get away with it as he knows a little about more things than most television judges. I've seen him explain how a car engine works one minute and explain the strategies of football the next.
A recently married man was being sued by his wife’s brother for reimbursement of funeral costs related to the burial of the wife. The couple had only been married for a few hours when the wife passed away. I don’t remember what caused her death. The widowed man’s defense was, “I don’t think I should pay for my wife’s funeral because I wasn’t married to her for very long before she died.”
Judge Joe Brown’s Reaction
This defense enraged and disgusted Judge Brown. I don’t remember the exact words Judge Brown used to berate the defendant. He was so angry, I could see the veins in his neck bulge. He was visibly shaking. Usually, when Judge Brown berates a defendant, he remains seated. Judge Brown was so angry at the defendant he rose from his chair. I thought Judge Brown was going to jump his bench and physically beat the defendant. He began to yell at the defendant, telling him what a lowlife he was for refusing to pay for his wife’s funeral. He told the defendant that, morally and legally, he was responsible for the burial costs of his new wife. He told the defendant it didn’t matter if they were married fifteen minutes or fifteen years, the surviving spouse is responsible for any burial costs incurred by the deceased.
Judge Joe Brown has a philosophy of “protecting womanhood and promoting manhood”. Judge Brown really “promoted manhood” in this case by telling the defendant he needed to “man up” and take care of his responsibilities.
The defendant was ordered to pay the plaintiff for the entire cost of the wife’s burial and the plaintiff’s court costs.
© 2010 Tammy L