Pennsylvania Judge Reprimanded Over “Grooming” and Displaying Photo of Genitals To Court Worker

The Pennsylvania’s Court of Judicial Discipline has found that Traffic Court Judge Willie F. Singletary is guilty of bringing his office into disrepute in a bizarre case involving the judge holding “photo sessions” with his genitals . . . and then showing the picture on his iPhone to a Traffic Court cashier. It was not the first time that Singletary has run afoul of standard of judicial decorum. However, his alleged “grooming” of his member for the photo display appears to have been enough to force his resignation. He is shown here in his other job — as pastor at a West Philadelphia church that he founded.

Some of Singletary’s prior conduct seems a bit strange for a judge on a traffic court, including driving on a suspension license, riding his motorcycle into his office, and accumulating thousands of unpaid tickets. He is shown on video stating: “There’s going to be a basket going around because I’m running for Traffic Court judge, right, and I need some money,” Singletary said at Malcolm X Park while campaigning in the primary. “Now, you all want me to get there. You’re all going to need my hookup, right?”

Singletary insisted that at the rally “I was in preacher mode,” he said. “I do admit I chose a poor choice of words.” It is not clear what “mode” he was in when showing his photo display to the cashier.

Worse yet, he was accused of promising voters favorable treatment when they came before him. That promise was allegedly made at a “biker rally” where he is accused of saying that favorable meant those who donated to his judicial campaign would get favorable treatment from him once he was elected.

Singletary claimed that he had forgotten about his pictures of his penis among the various photos that he showed the female worker. The woman filed a sexual-harassment complaint.

According to reports, he previously had his license suspended because of $11,000 in unpaid traffic fines. To accumulate that number of tickets requires considerable effort.

Pennsylvania’s Court of Judicial Discipline dealt with the most notable of these acts in a remarkably dry judgment:

“We hold that a judge who intentionally grooms his penis for photography, and then intentionally photographs his penis for the purpose of display to others, had better remember that the photographs are in his phone lest they ‘slip out’ at some inopportune (albeit unplanned) time under circumstances which are likely to offend another person or persons.”

The Court further concluded that such photo ops have no place on the courts:

“We think that the public – even those members of the public who register the lowest scores on the sensitivity index – do not expect their judges to be conducting photo sessions featuring the judicial penis and then to be sending the photos over the electronic airwaves to another person.”

What is also striking is that Singletary won his seat with 12.8 percent of the Democratic primary vote in 2007. That happened to be the highest out of a field of 15 candidates — a rather bizarre way to select judges. Indeed, this article indicates that Singletary is not an attorney. You do not have to be an attorney to be a judge on the traffic court in Pennsylvania.

Below is a video of a Pastor Willie Singletary who is shown in articles as the same judge Singletary. The picture seems to be the same, but I have not been able to confirm that it is indeed the same person.

Source: Philly

22 thoughts on “Pennsylvania Judge Reprimanded Over “Grooming” and Displaying Photo of Genitals To Court Worker”

  1. JT: “The Pennsylvania’s Court of Judicial Discipline has found that Traffic Court Judge Willie F. Singletary is guilty of bringing his office into disrepute…”<

    Really? Disrepute? Not only is he a judge, but a TRAFFIC Court judge. I would say that 'disrepute' is probably a job requirment.

  2. Ibscum,

    Why are you picking on me today? KFCs oily hair is between you and him. I try not to get into the line of fire between two men. Go stroke another.

  3. What a disgrace. the voters of that jurisdiction should be just as embasrassed for voting in that man.

  4. Dingleberry Picker,

    You raced to the bottom attacking KF’s oily hair, but thought maybe you know his better than I do.

    The latest was a good one. Keep on pickin’.

  5. My mistake, it was priapism, the medical condition that I was looking to use as an excuse.

  6. Now what’s wrong with a little public exposure of a member of the judiciary? We know that they are all pricks anyways.

  7. The judge was so dumb, that he did not bribe (with promises of heaven) his doc for a diagnosis of satyriasis such that he sought help in curing it and needed to prove its existence to the proposed helper.
    That might make his actions more justified as meeting the needs of a patient.

    With satyriasis you need no grooming, and it is said to be painful.

  8. GeneH.

    LOL. I don’t think Scalia has seen his in years, but it was mental capacity or judgement you were referring to.

  9. looks like the fox got the keys to another chicken coop, get out the axe, not because of the over exposure but all the traffic tickets he got.

  10. Commenting without reading.

    The decision states that the photos were sent by the airwaves (sic), which would preclude the exposure of his groomed organ being due to lack of forethought.

    The Brennan Center for Justice associate seth.hoy@nyu.edu sent today info that over 12 million has been spent on judicial races.

    His passing the hat in exchange for post-election promises for favoritism is no different than Romney’s doing it when he disparaged the 47 percent.

    And lsstly he should get an organist who is sober and can keep time with his preaching salvos.

    Just shows what a laugh justice is. Who said that democratic elections produce good office holders.

  11. “Yet traffic court is one of the few instances where the judges seem to check the law”

    You haven’t been in some of the traffic court’s I have obviously, Malisha. I was in one once where the judge couldn’t even obey the laws of physics and insisted that someone who had damage only to the side of the vehicle ran into the person that as a matter of physics had to have hit them. Why? Because the cops said so. And the driver of the car that hit the other car was a 16 y.o. girl. Who’s dad was an attorney. You can connect the rest of the dots easily enough.

  12. Yet traffic court is one of the few instances where the judges seem to check the law, follow the law and apply the law. Probly this guy should have been a family court judge!

    QUESTION: If he’s not a lawyer is he still allowed to say he “used poor judgment”?

  13. Gene,
    Scary thought but he would be a perfect fit to go along with Scalia or maybe Clarence Thomas. And to top things off, he is not an attorney and is a minister! Wow. What a combo!

  14. Men. If you ever feel the compulsion to photograph your package have a safe word that will get your mind right. May I suggest “WEINER,” or “FAVRE.”

  15. “We hold that a judge who intentionally grooms his penis for photography, and then intentionally photographs his penis for the purpose of display to others, had better remember that the photographs are in his phone lest they ‘slip out’ at some inopportune (albeit unplanned) time under circumstances which are likely to offend another person or persons.”

    I wonder how many times that holding will get cited as precedent.

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