Judge Suspended For Wearing Blackface To Party
Damn, talk about bad "judgment." What is wrong with these judges? This guy is a member of the Louisiana Supreme Court for chrissakes.
The Louisiana Supreme Court [Judge Timothy Ellender] has given a judge a six-month suspension for wearing blackface makeup, handcuffs and a jail jumpsuit to a Halloween party.NBC 4 - News - Judge Suspended For Wearing Blackface To Party
Ellender, who is white, said the costumes worn by him and his wife were meant as a joke. She dressed as a policewoman. And the party's host, Ellender's brother-in-law, was dressed as Buckwheat.
The justices agreed Ellender did not mean to insult blacks. Still, they ordered him to take a sociology course to get "a greater understanding of racial sensitivity."
Judge Ellender said in his defense, "I have lots of black friends" (that's a joke). Obviously the most interaction with people of color this guy gets is when he reads habeas petitions for people the lower Louisiana state courts have sentanced to prison terms. What a jackass. This is at least as bad as this judge throwing a party for a criminal defendent she was putting in prison. These are the people we are trusting to uphold the Constitution and protect our rights?