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GOP state House candidate spends weekend in jail, says it's not his fault

by: Eric B.

Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 12:38:40 PM EDT


I give you the Party of Personal Responsibility.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Brian Downs, a Republican state House candidate for Michigan's 73rd District, spent the weekend in the Kent County Jail on a contempt of court charge.

It's over a divorce proceedings and because Downs didn't maintain records as ordered by the judge. We soon learn who is really in the wrong here.

Downs claims Judge Daniel Zemaitis' handling of the case is a "slam dunk violation of judicial ethics" after they both were political opponents in 2008.

Downs, who represents himself in court, says he did not abide by an order to keep track of any purchases he made over $25 because he alleges Zemaitis was withholding mail and not delivering it in a prompt manner.

He willfully violated a court order because the judge was tampering with his mail. So, rather than report it to federal authorities, he decided that he no longer recognized the authority of the court or something.

The punchline is that he has a law degree.

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The other punchline? He ran for judge - twice (0.00 / 0)
in 2008 and 2012.

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