Lubbock County Judge Tom Head is speaking out tonight, addressing his posting of a flyer on a bulletin board in the County Courthouse that many have deemed racist.
Judge Tom Head is definitely under a lot of pressure after his political postings went beyond his original intention of discussion. Today -- apologizing once again, saying simploy, he's sorry.
You'll remember -- Head posted the sign outside the commissioner's court a few weeks ago, he says he's been posting things just like it for years. The posting that's igniting so much controversy though, is one with 15 mug shots, all wearing President Obama t-shirts. A message attached, basically calls some Obama supporters criminals and drug addicts. Judge Head issued a public apology Friday, saying he never meant any racial disrespect.
He says it was only meant to be against the Democratic party, not any individual race.
In a press conference this afternoon... Head tells us last Friday he met with some Area leaders who were offended by the sign -- he apologized to them and he says they accepted that apology. Today, following through on a promise to make it known to all of Lubbock that he won't post anything like it again.
This Friday, there's a peaceful assembly scheduled for 1:30 here at the courthouse. Judge Head is meeting with the folks organizing that tomorrow. We asked those organizers if their meeting tomorrow would possibly cancel the assembly on Friday, they say most likely it will go on because the people want to protest the issue.
We'll of course continue to follow this story and bring you the latest.