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Judge orders black man’s mouth taped shut during sentencing


What f***ing country is this??? Judge John Russo of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court needs to be removed from the bench!!!

Judge orders black man’s mouth taped shut during sentencing

“Mr. Williams, I’m the judge in the matter, shut your mouth and I will tell you when you can talk,” the judge said.


  1. Why couldn’t they just remove him from the courtroom…however why couldn’t he just shut his mouth …I mean he’s not in the best position to be backtalking and disruptive either.

    No, I don’t condone what they did. BOTH parties should have handled this situation better.

  2. I don’t see a problem with that at all. You were ask multiple times to stop talk and you continue to do what you want to do??? If I were the judge I would have done the same thing! If he feels he is innocent, then appeal! But you can’t just take over the courtroom with constant outbursts!

  3. Not losing sleep over this. He had already exhausted his opportunities for meaningful speech during the proceedings that led to his convictions for aggravated robbery and kidnapping (among others). Freedom of speech is not unlimited in a courtroom and is curtailed upon a conviction.

  4. Ur not supposed to talk while the judge is speaking to you or anybody else. He told him numerous times to shut up and the guy was being a asshole and kept it up. So what was the judge supposed to do??? I guess he could have kicked him out of the courtroom but it was his case and he probably didn’t want him to come up with a excuse for a mistrial or a reason for an appeal. I it was me and all I had was duck tape I would have done the same thing


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