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A Texas judge was reprimanded Monday for a Facebook comment left on a police department’s Facebook page about the arrest of a black man accused of killing a white San Antonio Police Department officer.
“Time for a tree and a rope….”
That was the complete comment from Judge James Oakley of Burnet County that appeared below the police department’s announcement on Facebook that the agency made an arrest in November in connection to the death of officer Benjamin Marconi.

The Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct opened proceedings after 18 complaints were made about Oakley’s comment on the arrest of Otis Tyrone McKane, whose case is pending.
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