White Mississippi Judge Reportedly Tells Mentally Challenged Black Men to ‘Run, Nigger, Run!’

White Mississippi Judge Reportedly Tells Mentally Challenged Black Men to ‘Run, Nigger, Run!’

We keep being reminded that ‘Racism Is Alive and Well’ even in 2014. It may hold little surprise that this story comes out of good ol’ Mississippi, where a  Justice Court judge is accused of striking a mentally challenged young man and yelling, “Run, n—–, run.”

A complaint has been filed by the family of a 20-year-old African-American man named Eric Rivers. It alleges  Judge Bill Weisenberger, who is white, struck their son on May 8 at the Canton Flea Market.

And there appears to be witnesses.

Cathy Hendrix of Tuscaloosa is a vendor at the Canton Flea Market. She told The Clarion-Ledger that on May 8, she saw Rivers standing on the sidewalk, asking if they needed help, because the vendors rely on the help of locals to load and unload their property for pay. “That young man was wanting to work to earn money to buy a bike,” she said.

Her sister, Tammy Westbrook, also of Tuscaloosa, told the media she saw Weisenberger “rear back and slap” Rivers twice.

The young man bolted away, and she said she heard Weisenberger yell out, “Run, boy, run,” and “run, n—–, run.”

She also overheard the judge brag afterward about what he had done.

“This is 2014,” said former Canton Mayor William Truly, president of the Canton branch of the NAACP, “not 1960, where someone could slap a young man and call out, ‘Run, n—–, run.”

Darlene Ballard, executive director of the state Judicial Commission, said if the allegations are true, they would “violate multiple canons” of the Judicial Code of Conduct.

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Source: EURWeb

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