Featured Image: Judge Roy Bean, Law West of the Pecos. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain).
Judge Roy Bean didn’t have the FEDS looking over his shoulder and if he had I’ll bet a white faced calf against a rattlesnake he would have taught them what REAL ‘gun control’ was all about. . . . EDITOR
Photo: “Judge Roy Bean, the `Law West of the Pecos,’ holding court at the old town of Langtry, Texas in 1900, trying a horse thief. This building was courthouse and saloon. No other peace officers in the locality at that time.” SOURCE:National Archives and Records Administration (Public Domain)
Photo: Scales of Justice.
SOURCE pdphoto.org (Public-Domain).
Armed with a tattered law book and a pair of six-shooters, the legendary Judge Roy Bean doled out a peculiar form of frontier justice in a lawless section of far West Texas during the last half of the 19th century. Photographs show a tough, grizzled old geezer in a dusty black coat. Tales from the life of the manipulative magistrate bridge the gap between horror and amusement.
Before he mounted the judicial bench in Texas, Roy Bean served as a California Ranger with a penchant for stealing the hearts of San Diego señoritas. One such amorous episode nearly cost him his life. With Bean in the saddle, a jealous suitor and others got the jump on Bean, strung him up to a poplar tree, urged his horse out from under him and left the scene. Unseen, the señorita dashed from her hiding place to cut Bean down. He was alive and kicking, but spent the rest of his life with a stiff neck. . . . Read Complete Report
Judge Roy Bean – Deliver The Body
Published on May 5, 2013
“Judge Roy Bean is a syndicated American Western series starring Edgar Buchanan as the legendary Kentucky-born Judge Roy Bean, a justice of the peace known as “The Law West of the Pecos”.
The 39-episode program, which aired new episodes in 1956, is set in Langtry in Val Verde County in southwest Texas, where Bean held court in his combination general store and saloon.” . . . Part of Description published with video.