Bud Rice, Officer Lectured by Judge May 27, 1955 Bud Rice of Budville, NM

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Bud Rice, Officer Lectured by Judge
May 27, 1955
Bud Rice of Budville, NM - in of! to Junk-er, of Bud Rice, Officer...
in of! to Junk-er, of Bud Rice, Officer Lectured By WAYNE S. SCOTT One of the most scathing rebukes ever heard from a judicial bench here wa3 de livered Thursday by U. S. Judge Carl A. Hatch to a former peace justice and a state policeman. The judge termed "most rep' rehensible" actions of the offi cials in prosecuting and fining two drivers who had been involved involved in a minor collision on US-66 US-66 US-66 near Cubero last November. November. The judge suggested law officers "had better spend their time going after real criminals" than chasing those involved in minor collisions. Subjects of the rebuke are H N. (Bud) Rice, former justice of the peace at Budville, near Cubero, west of Albuquerque, and State Patrolman H. C. Stan- Stan- brough. While the judge declared that highways must be policed and those using them protected against law violators he added: "But citizens who have not violated the law ought not to be hailed into any court on trumped up charges which do not amount to violation of law At End of Trial The judge's remarks came at the end of trial of a damage suit for $50,000 brought against Rice and Stanbrough by Harry D. Chilcott of Long Beach, Calif. Chilcott charged that his arrest by Stanbrough and his fine by Rice last November constituted 'false arrest." "I think the conduct of these officers was most reprehensible," Judge Hatch said. "I see nothing nothing whatever in the facts as brought out here that justifies the conduct of either the state policeman or the Justice of the peace . . It actually deprived citizens of America of civil rights to which they are entitled." entitled." ' At one point in his criticism which was heard by State Police Chief Joe Roach, a spectator during during the case Judge Hatch Continued oa Para Eiltbt

Clipped from Albuquerque Journal27 May 1955, FriPage 1

Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, New Mexico)27 May 1955, FriPage 1
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