January 5, 2017

Arkansas style justice

Daily Beast - For four years, an Arkansas judge allegedly offered a secret plea deal to women who appeared in his court: have sex with him and get out of jail free.Judge Tim Parker of Carroll County, Arkansas, resigned in the final days of term last month, after an Arkansas judicial oversight group accused him of letting women out of jail without bond, or trading them cash or prescription pills, in exchange for sexual favors. Parker allegedly conducted his business over jail phones, calling women behind bars, or requesting favors from their family and friends. In other cases, Parker allegedly freed women he had represented in his private practice, where he worked part-time as a lawyer in addition to being a judge. 

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