And apologies to those offended by the title, but I could think of nothing more appropriate.
We have here such an act.
A long time public defender, Larry Schneider, has been suspended for using the n-word. Why did he use it?
The Georgia Public Defender Standards Council cited an unspecified allegation about Schneider’s conduct at a Dec. 7 meeting with council staff. Schneider said in an interview he told a story at the meeting about overhearing a DeKalb judge use a slur shortly before Schneider was appointed public defender in 1984.
So, he’s recounting a historic act of racism from the bench and expressing his disapproval of it. He’s recounted that story in other settings in the past. Schneider, if you don’t know, is on a crusade to stamp out all racial bias in the court system.
Schneider said he was at odds with council staff over the race and sex data as well as the accounting of payments made to private attorneys. Asked if he believed someone complained about his comments because of those disputes, he said, “I guess, yes.”
How ironic. The guy is on a crusade to eradicate racial bias in the court system. He tells a story highlighting the fact that such bias has existed in the system. And the public defenders office suspends him.
Well done idiots.