Monday, April 20, 2015

Obviously Not A Real Judge

I mean, just look at him.

Andrew Wolfson at the Courier:

He's been on the bench for nearly six years and plastered so many pictures of himself on Facebook that a colleague dubbed him "Judge Selfie."

But until he criticized the victims of an armed robbery for "fostering" the views of their 5-year-old daughter, whom they said was still scared of black men after two African Americans had held the family at gunpoint, Judge Olu Stevens was largely unknown outside the Jefferson County Judicial Center.

But now the story about that case, first reported in The Courier-Journal, has ricocheted around the world, retold in newspapers from New York to London. And it has ignited a firestorm of criticism of Stevens, some of it ugly, racist and menacing.

Stevens, 44, an African American, has been denounced as a racist, including by white supremacist groups, and court officials say he and his family have received death threats that prompted the sheriff's office to beef up his security.
How dare he apply to a white family the same standards used to shame and intimidate black families?

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