A black judge was more offended by a three-year-olds “racism” after being terrorized at gunpoint by a black male, than by the perpetrator.
A couple years ago, a couple of armed criminals broke in a family’s home and held the married couple and their 3-year-old daughter at gunpoint while ransacking the place and stealing the family’s valuables. The criminal duo happened to be black.
Now, according the parents, their then 3-year-old daughter is afraid of black men. This fact deeply offended the judge overseeing the case to the point that he ranted about them on social media, attacking them for allowing their daughter to adopt racial stereotypes. To top things off, the convicted criminal is being let off with probation, because according to the judge – who also happens to be black – he deserves a second chance. Breitbart reported:
[Gregory] Wallace, who was convicted of robbery, had been found guilty of participating in the March 2013 armed home invasion, in which he and another black suspect burst into the Gray’s home and held the parents and their three-year-old daughter at gunpoint.
According to The Courier-Journal, prior to Wallace’s sentencing, Jordan Gray confessed that since the horrible home invasion, her young daughter had been terrified of black men: “Whenever we are running errands, if we come across a black male, she holds me tight and begs me to leave. It has affected her friendships at school, and our relationships with African-American friends.”
The father also indicated that his daughter has been “terrified of black males” since the home invasion.
Judge Stevens, who is also black, reacted to the Grays’ concerns by calling them racists.
“I am offended… I am deeply offended that they would be victimized by an individual and express some kind of fear of all black men,” he said. He said it was understandable that the three-year-old was upset — “she can’t help the way she feels” — but he attacked the parents for “accepting that kind of mentality and fostering those type of stereotypes.”
The Grays asked the judge to give Wallace a more serious sentence: “If holding a little girl at gunpoint gets you probation, then our system is flawed,” the girl’s father said.
Stevens ignored their pleas and sentenced Wallace to five year’s probation, saying he “deserved the opportunity to redeem himself” for violently invading the Grays’ home, terrorizing their daughter, and stealing their property.
Here’s what the Judge said on Facebook:
“Court brought it front and center this week. The case involved a burglary and the victims were a young couple and their three year-old child. The written victim impact statement on behalf of the child read that as a result of the offense committed against her parents in her presence, the child is in “constant fear of black men.” The statement, written by her mother, continues that the child clings to her parent when in the presence of any black man. The incident, the mother concluded, “has even affected our relationship with our African-American friends.”
I read this statement aloud in open court. For a reason. It was of little surprise to me that neither parent nor the child was present in court for the sentencing. After all, the defendant and the judge are amongst the individuals the three year old has fear of as a result of the crime. Do three year olds form such generalized, stereotyped and racist opinions of others? I think not. Perhaps the mother had attributed her own views to her child as a manner of sanitizing them.”
It might take years for this little girl to understand that this is not how all black men behave. This is similar to any kind of traumatic experience. Kids who suffer at the hands of a child molester may have emotional and psychological problems that are triggered when they see someone who looks like the person who abused them as children. It might take years before that child no longer feels uncomfortable around white men, or whatever type of person it was who abused them. If that were the case, would this judge be equally outraged that the parents were allowing their child to adopt these horrific racial stereotypes? Doubts.