Rep. Charles Rangel just recently was reprimanded by the House of Representatives. He has now moved on to the judicial branch where Judge Edward McLaughlin reprimanded him for his conduct in the bail hearing of one of the alleged members of the 137th Street gang, a high school student named Afrika Owes.
Owes is a student at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and was one of fourteen suspected gang members arrested last month.
Rangel repeatedly ignored three demands from the court and a bailiff to sit down.
Rangel insisted that Owes should be released despite tapes from Rikers Island that have her reportedly involved in running guns and getting orders to “shoot for the head.” Not exactly the best record for a bail demand.