This Is What Happens When You Call A Black Judge the 'N-Word'

(Photo: Jefferson County Circuit Court)

This Is What Happens When You Call A Black Judge the 'N-Word'

An African-American judge suspended a white man who called him "punk ass n-----" while in court.

Published January 6, 2016

An African-American judge gave a white man 60 days in jail for calling him a "punk ass n-----" while in a Louisville, Kentucky, court.

A video of Kentucky Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens being disrespected by a white inmate named Adam Satterly Monday was caught on video, Raw Story reports.

"Is there something that you wish to say to me?" Stevens asked the man. The criminal being questioned looked around and said that he had been talking to his brother. "No, no, no, I didn't mean it like that," Satterly said. 

But Stevens wasn't accepting the excuse and reprimanded him for speaking the racially offensive words. 

“You don't speak those words in here. And that word particularly, you don't use that word," said Judge Stevens. He then handed down his punishment. 

“I'm going to give you 60 days for having used that word,” he added. “I'm going to hold you in contempt right now for having used it in this courtroom. It's disrespectful; don't ever do it again.”

Judge Stevens has faced racism head on before, having recently complained about "all-white" juries in the city that has a population of 25 percent African-Americans.

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(Photo: Jefferson County Circuit Court)

Written by Natelege Whaley


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