Friday, June 07, 2013

Scuzzbucket of the Week

The not-so-honorable Judge Edith Jones

Judge Jones of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the University of Pennsylvania law school on February 20. Her comments were not recorded, but five students and one attorney who were in attendance signed affidavits swearing to what they heard.

The complaint alleges that Jones said certain ‘racial groups like African-Americans and Hispanics are predisposed to crime,’ and that they are ‘prone to commit acts of violence’ and be involved in more violent and ‘heinous’ crimes than people of other ethnicities.

The judge also allegedly said Mexicans would prefer to be on death row in the U.S. than serve prison terms in their native country, and that it's an insult for the U.S. to look to the laws of other countries such as Mexico.

Nothing like freaking JUDGES who reflect the problem in the U.S. with racism. Not a good role model, eh?

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