7 things to know about the Mississippi judge who slapped disabled black man and called him N-word


Most of the nation was outraged after it was reported that Mississippi Judge Bill Weisenberger struck a mentally challenged black man and called him the N-word.

Witnesses told authorities that Eric Rivers, 20, asked Weisenberger if he needed help while at a flea market and the racist judge slapped him twice. Weisenberger then yelled, “Run, n—-, run” as Rivers ran away in fear.

The NAACP is calling for the judge to stop hearing cases until the investigation is complete.

Here are seven things to know about Mississippi Judge Bill Weisenberger.


He is a member of the Madison County Republican Party.

Born in 1957, he was raised in Madison County, Mississippi. He also served as a deputy sheriff.

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