Oh the irony! After the TV judge was sentenced to five days in jail on March 24 for a shocking outburst in a Memphis, Tenn. juvenile court, people rushed to Twitter to make as many courtroom-related jokes as possible.
There’s just something about a celebrity judge being held in contempt of court by an everyday judge that’s too perfect to ignore. So it’s not too much of a surprise that Twitter blew up with thousands of jokes on March 24, when Judge Joe Brown, 66, was arrested and sentenced to five days in jail (he’s since been released) for losing his temper and inciting “a near riot” in a Memphis, Tenn. courtroom. See our favorite cracks below.
Judge Joe Brown Arrested: Fans Joke On Twitter
Most people were just shocked by the facts: How does a famous judge, a guy who clearly knows the rules and the law, get himself arrested while in court!?
Judge Joe Brown was arrested? Haha ohh the irony
— Cassidy (@cassidy_shea1) March 25, 2014
I just laughed so hard that judge joe brown got arrested.
— DeMarko Gage :) (@DeMarko_Gage) March 24, 2014
The fact that Judge Joe Brown got arrested tho. Like… What? 😂😂 — Jasmine✨ (@JustJassie__) March 25, 2014
Judge Joe Brown get lock up? Lool . — Sluurrps .♥ (@_YuhMudda) March 25, 2014
And then there were a few Twitter users who really exercised their funny bones. And yes, Judge Judy was mentioned many times:
— Dan (@DCRadioDan) March 25, 2014
don’t judge em joe brown
— $ouljagirl (@niggaporfavor) March 25, 2014
Hey, judge Joe Brown! What kind of bird doesn’t fly? A jail bird…… — Barry Tharp (@lawdog1404) March 25, 2014
Judge Joe Brown arrested and jailed for contempt of court. To be fair, Judge Judy gave him several warnings first. — Mark Campbell (@MrWordsWorth) March 25, 2014
Judge Joe Brown was arrested and my childhood is crumbling. If Judge Judy gets picked up for prostitution, I’m done.
— B M (@BAM_2266) March 25, 2014
Tomorrow on Judge Judy: Judge Joe Brown case to be taken to People’s Court Of Appeal!
— Free Woody (@CHEZ106WOODY) March 25, 2014
Who sent Judge Joe Brown to jail? Was it Judge Judy or Judge Wapner? — Michael Byrnes (@MichaelByrnes) March 24, 2014
I just read that Judge Joe Brown was found in contempt of court & thrown in jail. Everything I know is a lie!! — Elmacdad (@MdUNH) March 25, 2014
Judge Joe Brown Arrest — His Shocking Mugshot After Courtroom Outburst
Judge Joe showed up to a Memphis, Tenn. court to represent a client in a child-support case on March 24, but was asked to leave after the judge on the bench, Magistrate Harold Horne, said the case was not on the afternoon docket. That’s when things got way out of hand and Judge Joe reportedly lost it!
Judge Joe “incited a near riot” and became verbally abusive toward the judge in open court after being asked several times to pipe down, TMZ reports. Judge Joe told Magistrate Horne that “this sorry operation needs to stop,” and insisted that the judge didn’t have the authority to send him to jail. He also said that Magistrate Horne only had $10. “I looked it up,” Judge Joe exclaimed.
Judge Joe refused to calm down, so Magistrate Horne finally sentenced him to one day in jail for contempt of court. After that, Judge Joe became increasingly angrier and was screaming so loud that he had to be dragged away. That’s when Magistrate Horne upped Joe’s sentence to five days behind bars. Judge Joe was taken into custody in the courtroom after his outburst, and later released on his own recognizance.
It remains to be seen whether he’ll have to serve the five-day prison sentence.
So what do you think about Judge Joe Brown’s arrest, HollywoodLifers? Let us know below!
— Andrew Gruttadaro