County Judge Head posts some controversial fliers to bulletin board - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/7/09

County Judge Head posts some controversial fliers to bulletin board

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By Katie Bauer  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Some signs posted at the County Courthouse are causing quite a stir. They depict an anti-Barack Obama sentiment, posted by Judge Tom Head.

On the bulletin board right outside the county commissioner's offices is usually where public notices are posted.

"County Judge Tom Head had that bulletin board installed and where he post different items and in the 4 years I've been I've really just never had paid close attention to it," said County Commissioner Bill McCay.

But on Friday some of the postings were creating quite a scene. McCay says a lot of people were curious about the postings, stopping by and looking at them, and even taking pictures.

One of signs had several mug shots of people wearing Obama T-shirts stating there must be a message here, insinuating that Obama supporters could be criminals.

McCay felt some of the postings were not appropriate for the court house and took them down.

"Some of the items on the board could be controversial. This is not the place for that kind of material. This is the court house for civil and criminal justice and politics should be kept outside the courthouse and so that's why I removed it," said McCay.

We tried to contact Judge Tom Head but he did not return our phone call.

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