Hold Judge Ritchie Accountable!
Our justice system is only fair if everyone is treated justly and equitably in court. Judge Gary Ritchie, who administers the municipal court in the City of White Settlement, broke that basic promise of fairness.
Instead of administering fair justice, Judge Ritchie has: verbally abused defendants, failed to inform defendants of the consequences of their guilty or no contest pleas, and sent defendants to jail without inquiring about their ability to pay fines.
These are violations of state and federal laws and the City Council for White Settlement, Texas must hold him accountable.
As Judge Ritchie’s supervisors, the City Council has the responsibility to ensure that no one is being mistreated in the municipal court system. It’s not only their moral obligation, it’s also the law.
Send an email to the Mayor and City of Council of White Settlement, asking them to meet with civil rights groups and hold Judge Ritchie accountable.