A Swooshing Sound

An Okie brings new meaning to the term ‘Activist Judge:’

‘While seated on the bench, an Oklahoma judge used a male enhancement pump, shaved and oiled his nether region, and pleasured himself, state officials charged yesterday in a petition to remove the jurist. According to the below complaint filed by the Oklahoma Attorney General, Donald D. Thompson, 57, was caught in the act by a clerk, trial witnesses, and his longtime court reporter (these unsettling first-hand accounts will make you wonder what’s going on under other black robes). Visitors to Thompson’s Creek County courtroom reported hearing a “swooshing” sound coming from the bench, a noise the court reporter said “sounded like a blood pressure cuff being pumped up.” Thompson, the complaint charges, even pumped himself up during an August 2003 murder trial. The AG’s petition quotes Thompson (pictured above) as admitting that the pump was “under the bench” during the murder case (and at other times), but he denied using the item, which was supposedly a “gag gift from a friend.”’
—The Smoking Gun

The Smoking Gun charmingly titles the article, ‘Here Comes the Judge.’

Thompson is the same judge who in 2002 barred enforcement by the state Health Department of anti-smoking rules in restaurants, then promptly left town for a two-week vacation, dodging all questions. He also issued an injunction at one point enjoining the state from enforcing the voter-approved cockfighting ban. He was reversed both times.