From USA Today is the following story about a local judge’s comments on a victim’s impact statement. For the entire story, click the title below:
LOUISVILLE — He’s been on the bench for nearly six years and plastered so many pictures of himself on Facebook that a colleague dubbed him “Judge Selfie.” But until he criticized the victims of an armed robbery for “fostering” the views of their 5-year-old daughter, whom they said was still scared of black men after two African Americans had held the family at gunpoint, Judge Olu Stevens was largely unknown outside the Jefferson County Judicial Center.
But now the story about that case, first reported in The Courier-Journal, has ricocheted around the world, retold in newspapers from New York to London. And it has ignited a firestorm of criticism of Stevens, some of it ugly, racist and menacing.
For the entire story go to USATODAY.com.
Other stories on-line are:
Was judge’s Facebook comment on victim-impact statement an ethics violation?
American Bar Association Journal Apr 13, 2015, 8:11 am CDT
Judge faces calls to be sacked after he accuses victims in armed robbery case of …
Daily Mail – Apr 14, 2015
Judge’s rebuke of victims stirs racist backlash
The Courier-Journal–Apr 17, 2015
Letters | On Judge Olu Stevens
The Courier-Journal–Apr 15, 2015