We understand Beaufort County Democrats have a similar hot potato on their hands: a House candidate who, while possibly lacking in conviction, may soon have one: House District 124 candidate Jim Brown.
While Brown has made a lot of hay about education reform, it's interesting to note that he probably could do more about school violence. As in not getting arrested at a school for causing a disturbance.
It seems as if back in January 2007, Mr. Brown was arrested for causing a disturbance at a school in Beaufort County. You can look up information on this arrest by clicking here. A hearing on these charges is still pending.
We understand this arrest was on the campus of Ladys Island Elementary School and that Mr. Brown was seeking to confront a parent who worked at the school over an unrelated personal matter. We're sure the local solicitor's staff is over a barrel on this one, trying to decide which approach to handling the case will be more problematic: bringing the case to trial during the course of his candidacy, or postponing it until after the election.
On his campaign website, the would-be legislator claims to be:
Feared by his opponents for his take-no-prisoners approach to pursuing justice for his clients, Beaufort attorney Jim Brown is held in extremely high regard by his colleagues in the S.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers because of his outstanding research, writing, lecturing, and leadership skills.