Kentucky Man Yells N-Word at Black Judge, Given 60 Days in Jail for It


The state of race relations in America is just as terrible even if you're a black man in a position of power as Shaun King of the New York Daily News examines. He writes about Kentucky Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens who's dealt with several instances of racism in the courtroom including an instance where robbery victims said their child was now afraid of all black men. After telling them he felt offended he said, "I wonder if the perpetrator had been white, would they be in fear of white men? The answer would probably be no." Because no one fears white men, even if they're armed and threaten violence while protesting at a wildlife refuge. The most recent racism Judge Stevens encountered was from a white man yelling "punk ass n*****" after exiting the courtroom for which he got jail time. 

The New York Daily News reports Judge Stevens had revoked Adam Satterly's bond on Monday. While exiting the court Satterly is heard yelling the racial slur about Judge Stevens which is when he's brought back into the court room. Satterly told Judge Stevens he was yelling at his brother and then said, "No, no, no, I didn't mean it like that." Judge Stevens didn't buy it and told Slattery, “You don't speak those words in here. And that word particularly, you don't use that word. I'm going to give you 60 days for having used that word." 

Here's video of the despicable incident below.


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