Hanif Johnson, 27, Is Pennsylvania’s Youngest Judge

Stories of a troubled youth who is NOW on the finer sides of the law is not usually reported. But last month in February, The Huffington Post and Black Enterprise reported on a news story of a 27-year-old man named Hanif Johnson who has become the youngest judge in Pennsylvania.

Although, he has faced his share of troubles and run-ins with the law, that were later dropped once proven his innocence. Johnson knew that if he wanted to change the way people like him were viewed in the court of law. He would have to get behind the bench.

He faced countless skepticism as people, “laughed in my face” but after numerous talks. He is now having the last laugh. He has started his six year term as judge this past January.

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