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Judge Olu Stevens jails White man for calling him the N-word in court

Judge Olu Stevens graduated from Morehouse College, George Washington University Law School and is the circuit court judge for the 30th Judicial Circuit in Jefferson, Kentucky. However, he still must endure overt racism while presiding in court.

After initially giving White suspect Adam Satterly a bond on drug charges, Satterly walked out of the court and yelled, “Punk a– n—-r!” The comment was directed toward Judge Stevens and the entire court could hear the racist comment. Shortly thereafter, Judge Steven made Stevens return to the court and confronted the defendant.

“Is there something that you wish to say to me?” Stevens asked Satterly. Satterly attempted to backtrack from his previous statement and told Judge Stevens that he was talking to his brother. But Judge Stevens rejected his claim and scolded the defendant in court. “You don’t speak those words in here. And that word, particularly, you don’t use that word. I’m going to give you 60 days for having used that word. 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, 44, has also confronted racism during other instances in court. He once dismissed an all-White jury because of its lack of racial balance and because the defendant was Black. Judge Stevens didn’t believe that the man was facing a jury of his peers. Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Dorislee Gilbert was upset and claimed that Judge Stevens didn’t have a right to use race as a basis for dismissal.

In another incident, Judge Stevens told a White family that they held racist views against all Blacks because they were allegedly victimized by Black men who robbed their home. The family said their 4-year-old daughter was now scared of Black people. Judge Stevens was offended that the family would allow one incident to make them react negatively against all Blacks.

Judge Stevens doesn’t shy away from his sentiments and once posted on Facebook that he would “stand alone” if it came down to remaining true to his convictions.

 



11 Comments

  1. refichter on January 6, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Good for you, Judge Stevens!

  2. FuZ on January 6, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Welp. During his 2nd exit from the courtroom, in sure that he had a hole in his tongue.

  3. hidaya on January 6, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Well done, Judge!!! Well done!

  4. Jason on January 6, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    He should have given that inbred 6 months in jail. Funny how “they” have the stones to be big men and women when no one is looking, but “they” quickly expose themselves as the cowards “they” are when confronted.

    • guest on January 7, 2016 at 7:41 am

      Exactly, much like these racist internet thugs and keyboard gangsters online. I would have had a little respect for him had he called him the n-word when he was in front of him.

  5. Gwen on January 6, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    There’s free speech then there’s speech that will make one decidedly UNFREE.

  6. Tiffany on January 8, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Yes Your Honor, GET HIM!!!! That’s justice served nicely!!!

  7. JootJoint on January 10, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    We NEED AND DESERVE MORE Judges like Judge Stevens!

  8. Marianne_C on January 10, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    You should have given him a YEAR in jail, Judge. But I doubt even that would have given an intellect that might enough time to think over it’s failings.

  9. Corey Mac on January 11, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Congrats to Judge Stevens! Skinhead coward was bold enough to say behind his back, but not bold enough to say it to his face. Lol