Fulton County Judge Marvin Arrington sent the white folk out of his courtroom before lecturing the black folk. (Grandma made him do it.) From the AJC:
Fulton Superior Court Judge Marvin Arrington routinely sees young men who are near the end of their line.
The Fulton County judge calls them his “captive audience” and every Thursday — sentencing day — he gives them a piece of his mind about eventually getting a degree and getting a job before sending them to prison for years.
Last Thursday, the judge now admits, he went too far. He said he looked out a 50 or so black defendants and asked all white people in the courtroom to leave.
“I wanted to have a fireside chat,” he said of his decision to re-segregate the courtroom on the fifth floor of the Justice Towers. “And my grandmother said years ago that if you’re going to fuss at black people, you don’t need to do it in front of white people.”