On Tuesday, a commissioners court meeting experienced a bit of commotion after a local media sensation made alarming claims against Judge Clay Jenkins.
The Dallas County Commissioners Court met on May 17, as they always do on the first and third Tuesday of each month, when Alex Stein, an individual who regularly “trolls” city meetings, brought up an article written by D Magazine regarding some alleged acts of Judge Jenkins’.
According to the article that prompted Stein’s line of questioning, Jenkins was arrested twice while attending college at Baylor University. The first arrest was apparently for reckless driving after leading Baylor security and Waco police on “a planned car chase,” and the second was for criminal trespassing at a women’s dorm during “a panty raid.”
Additionally, Jenkins was never arrested for allegedly being the infamous Baylor “Pie Man.” As said Pie Man, he reportedly led a ring of students offering to throw pies in the faces of anybody for a fee, including professors and ex-boyfriends.
Speaking before the city council, Stein insisted that Jenkins clarify the matter. However, Commissioner John Wiley Price would not permit Stein’s questioning.
“You’re not allowed to admonish members of this court,” said Price.
Still, Stein would not drop the allegations, going back and forth with Price until he was eventually escorted out by police.
The commissioners court rules state, “Any person making personal, impertinent, profane or slanderous remarks or who becomes boisterous while addressing and/or attending the commissioners court meeting shall be removed from the commissioners’ courtroom if security is so directed by the presiding officer.”
Price continued by adding, “You are not allowed to attack members of this court.”
Stein said he was not attacking Judge Jenkins but rather seeking clarification about the contents of the article.
“Clay Jenkins has never explained the situation behind his arrest for stealing panties in college, and I would like to hear his explanation of what happened that led to his arrest,” said Stein to The Dallas Express.
Stein said that he has rarely been thrown out of meetings; this was only his second time. The first time he was escorted out was because he attempted to speak in a meeting after 29 days instead of waiting for the full 30 days.
“[Mayor Johnson] could’ve allowed me to speak, but [he] chose not to,” said Stein.
This incident is not the first time Stein has questioned Jenkins.
He posted a video to his Instagram account in March of him nearly chasing after Jenkins while asking the judge about events in college. Jenkins continued to smile but offered no response to Stein’s questions. The video garnered over 46,000 views.
Stein said that he is “trying to call out the hypocrisy of our elected officials and how self-righteous and flippant they are about their constituents.”
Stein has gained a bit of support from Judge Jenkin’s challenger.
“This is just another one of many examples of Clay Jenkins’ lack of leadership and respect for our constitutional rights,” said Lauren Davis, a candidate for county judge. “As a public servant, we serve all people, whether they like us or not. Free speech is the bedrock of a free society. Dallas County deserves a true servant leader who puts the people before their feelings.”
The Dallas Express previously spoke with Stein after he went viral for rapping about the COVID-19 vaccine in front of the Dallas City Council.
Stein said he has been “trolling” the city council for over a year.
Neither Commissioner Price nor Judge Jenkins immediately responded to requests for comment.