Harold Brazil found guilty for Georgetown tattoo parlor brawl
Jinx proof, perhaps, but not Brazil-proof
Back in October, former D.C. Councilmember Harold Brazil was arrested for assault at Jinx Proof Tattoo parlor on M. Street. Today, the judge in his case issued a verdict in the case: guilty. Brazil was issued a 30-day suspended sentence and six months of unsupervised probation, according to City Paper.
But more interesting than the verdict are the details that emerged during the case:
- In addition to punching an employee of the shop in the back of the head, Brazil also urinated in the shop.
- According to Brazil’s lawyer, the Brazil was provoked when the shopkeeper yelled, “Fuck you, nigger.” (The shopkeeper, Francis Peyton, said he yelled, “Fuck you, man.”)
- Brazil’s reaction to the verdict? “Not only can they indict a ham sandwich, they can convict a ham sandwich … If you want to indict somebody, indict this criminal justice system that does this to people.”
For more about the incident, check out City Paper‘s awesome coverage.
Photo from Flickr user T____13.