When Detroit Judge Wade McCree was confronted by a local news reporter for sending a shirtless text message to his female bailiff, his honor had an interesting response: “I’ve got no shame in my game.”

The 3rd Circuit court judge, who ironically specializes in presiding over sexual misconduct cases, proudly admitted it was his half-naked physique in the message, and said he wasn’t doing anything inappropriate because he’d sent the same message to several women before.

“Hot dog, yep that’s me. I’ve got no shame in my game. I ain’t talking to nobody else’s wife. You can almost get that here and now,” he told a local news affiliate.

By the way, Judge McCree is a married man.

The bailiff’s husband wasn’t so calm about the judge’s racy message. Her husband called it “highly inappropriate” and plans on filing a complaint with the prosecutor and the Judicial Tenure Commission.

Although Michigan doesn’t have any anti-sexting laws on the books, if the bailiff felt uncomfortable with the judge’s message he can be hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit as well as a possible penalty from the judicial ethics committee.

If this fiasco results in Judge McCree losing his position on the bench, then it seems like he  might have wished he had a little more shame in his game after all. 

  • Pat

    Stupidity at its best. Smh

  • Dreaming

    Men are always bragging about how logical they think their gender is, but then they do dumb stuff like this over and over. They never learn.

  • CurlySue

    Ugh, what a disgrace. And what’s up with that broken-ass English response to the reporter? And he’s married? Good God. It’s scary to think that this man is tasked with the duty of delivering justice on any level.

  • Ms. Information

    He acts mildly retarded.

  • http:www.chicnoirhouse.blogspot.com Chic Noir

    What a stupid thing to do. How much do judges make in Detroit? 100,000+ and this fool is going to lose his job because he wants to send body pics to his coworkers.

    Well I sure hope he finished paying his student loans.

  • OSHH


  • http://Itsoftenbeensaid.wordpress.com Sasha

    Maybe it’s just me but I don’t see the outrage in the photo or sending it because the woman he sent it to was over 18 years old. She’s not some 16 year old girl. Granted he’s married however what I want to know is why the recipient’s husband is the one filing a suit. Since the pic went to his wife she should be the one filing the suit. Seems to me she wasn’t all that offended or outraged about it.

  • Socially Maladjusted



    but dude’s kept himself lookin tight doe. Well done.

  • Dalili

    **sigh** No shortage of educated fools!

  • Kathree

    this is disgusting. u know he knows he’s going down. just trying to hid it with arrogance. ugh.

  • Tonton Michel

    Come on brotha, get right……

  • http://none Jared

    “He” doesn’t equal “they”.
    Don’t be silly.

  • entro

    Took the words right off my mouth

  • au napptural

    mmmmmmmm, no.

    He has kept himself up though- that’s great cuz he’ll be pounding the pavement looking for a job soon enough.

  • Beana

    I agree. Like wouldn’t shw file the complaint? Maybe thet had a little more going on and the hubbie found out and made it known to the media.

  • Mimzi

    @Jared, yes “he” doesn’t equal “they”., but the same can apply to all the statements that go around about how women are illogical. I am not illogical. point blank. but i get that a lot in the “you’re a woman so you use chick logic meme”. I think its fair to point out that instances like this show that SOME men can be just as illogical as SOME women.

  • c0c0puffz

    People in power are undercover perverts. I am not surprised. He is also arrogant enough to think he can still have his wife and keep his job.

  • Jack Sprat

    Is it more offensive when a black guy like this judge speaks that way deliberately, or when a white person does it? On his part, is it an attempt to appear ‘street’ or ‘field’ or rural or just ‘down with it’? In any case, on a judge, speaking publicly as such–even while not on the bench–it certainly comes off as inauthentic; all the more so, if the intent was to appear more authentic. It jangles/ clashes with the man’s purpose in life. Is he confused? About what, exactly, if so?

    I’m white, myself. Over the years, I’ve worked with a lot of black people and lived for almost ten years in a lower working-class neighborhood that had large numbers of black, white, Mexican, and Puerto Rican. Very occasionally, I’ve witnessed behavior which, as does this, makes me want to cry for the confused soul that can’t entirely accept himself. I’ve even had a couple of incidents in which people were effusively grateful to me for my having shown mere common decency in matters where it seemed somehow important to them BECAUSE I was white. Almost as if I were the Pope giving a benediction. I suppose if I were raised in the South, I might have thought nothing of it, treating it with noblesse oblige. Which only makes me sadder.

    So much of what holds some back, I can’t help thinking, lies in their inability, perhaps unwillingness, to see across an invisible line, much less even to cross it.

  • Shirl

    Maybe he’s having some sort of nervous breakdown.

  • Jack Sprat

    It’s not ignorance, but arrogance. Men are a lot more prone to risky behavior than are women, as a rule. (There are good reasons for this, the best being that we’re expendable. Leaving the tribe, where we spent almost all of our existence as a species, is fraught with risk for the individual, as well as opportunity for both he and the tribe. Success confers breeding chances, so it’s self-reinforcing behavior. Were women to take such risks, the tribe would soon die off.) Remove us from the state of nature and we seek that risk out in foolish ways. Add a little power and we maybe are indulged in our misbehavior for awhile. Emboldened, some stop looking both ways before crossing the street. Sooner than later, along comes a bus. Splat!

    Sometimes, as with Senator Gary Hart, our shade separates from our corpse, looks down at it in disbelief, and asks of the universe “Why didn’t it stop? Didn’t it know that I’m me?”

  • Jack Sprat

    To add to my last: There’s also a rare sort of fellow who continually courts such disaster, yet ever emerges unscathed in every meaningful sense. I personally am acquainted with two such, albeit only at a distance with the first. He is William Jefferson Clinton, whose risky behavior is well documented. His charm lies in great part from the fact that he not only fully expects to get away with it, but doesn’t really think that it’s reasonable for anyone to object to it. Oh, he knows full well that we will, but has always relied on his ability to charm his way out of any consequences. I mean, come on, what kind of meanie would swat a happy puppy with a shoe across his wet nose, anyway? It’s not as if the puppy sees things the way that you do, after all.

    The other fellow, I did come to know personally. He was the archetypal ‘Trickster’ of your own folklore. He and I worked together in a department of about one hundred people, where everyone knew one another. He did things like routinely steal lunches from his coworkers. Never once denied it or apologized. He’d thank those who confronted him on it! Any number of guys could’ve broken him over their knee, but no one ever so much as thought of doing so. They were utterly helpless in the face of his brazenness. Mystifying, but such people do exist. (Supposedly, the Emperor Napoleon was one such. Their is much anecdotal evidence of this from the time, I’m told.) Still SMH, years later.

  • Jack Sprat

    In a few States, “alienation of affection” is actionable, even if that affection was not actually alienated. The Judge’s action may very well be viewed by a jury as an attempt to entice her to stray from her husband, in consequence awarding damages.

  • http://www.itsoftenbeensaid.wordpress.com Sasha

    @Beana: That is EXACTLY what I was thinking. There’s gotta be a bit more to this story than the husband is reporting because when cases like this you NEVER see the husband speaking on behalf of the woman who was offended. It’s always the woman speaking out and wanting to take some form of disciplinary action against the accused.

    @Jack Sprat: Sending a picture can be seen as alienation of affection? I can see maybe if it was a full on nude photo or a video of him doing sexual stuff. I don’t know, this just doesn’t seem newsworthy to me….

  • Dreaming

    I wasn’t being silly. How many stories have come out where men in power damage their own image by doing things like this?

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