by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
When a race-baiting lawyer tried to justify his client’s criminal behavior by dredging up the recent controversies over police and Black criminals, a judge stopped him cold to deliver an epic smackdown right in the courtroom.
A public defender in Broward County, Florida known for working with the “Black Lives Matter” movement and Trayvon Martin’s attorneys tried to excuse a 26-year-old burglary suspect, Stephen Hall Clarke, for running from the scene of a police-related shooting on Monday. As his defense, he said that the suspect was running from racist cops.
“Your Honor, in light of what’s happening in this country, with unarmed black men being killed…” public defender Dale Miller began to argue before the judge quickly cut him off.
Judge John “Jay” Hurley would have NONE of it…
“Don’t hand me that! Don’t hand me that!” Judge Hurley interrupted Miller raising his hand and swatting away Miller’s futile race card attempt.
“Don’t even go down that road,” Judge Hurley continued. “I’m not going to let you go down that road. That is so off base. We’ve got a young man — I don’t care what color he is — He’s in a neighborhood he doesn’t live in at 1:41 in the morning, hiding under someone’s dock in the water with a holster on, after a police officer had a shot taken at him. Don’t hand me this, ‘He’s a black man running from police brutality. Look, that is not appropriate in this case. That’s not there and I’m not going to let you poison this case with bringing in something that has nothing to do with it.”
Judge Hurley set Clarke’s bond at $100,000 on each of two different charges, recessed, and then took an immediate break…probably to chew the race-baiting moron out in his chambers? We can only hope!