By Thomas Madison
“It troubles me greatly” and “I’m deeply offended!” These are the statements of Kentucky Judge Olu Stevens as he describes his disgust with he believes are racist white victims Jordan and Tommy Gray, and their three-year old daughter after they were robbed and threatened by an armed black home invader. During the sentencing of the 27-year-old home invader, who pleaded guilty to the crime, Judge Stevens sentenced him to only five years’ probation.
Traumatized by the event, the three-year old daughter of the Grays is now very afraid when she is in the presence of a black male. Is this understandable or is the little girl just a racist? Apparently the latter, according to Judge Stevens. The little girl’s victim statement honestly declared that she is now afraid when she sees a black male, which apparently Judge Stevens finds unacceptable and racist.
How is it possible for such pernicious racism to come from the bench of an American judge, charged with complete impartiality? How can anyone be expected to respect the rule of law in America with such state-supported racism from the bench of an American court?
A black judge in Kentucky has given two home invaders and armed robbers a light sentence because he feels that their three-year-old white victim was a “racist” because in her victim statement the little girl said she is now afraid of black people after they broke into her home and threatened her with a gun.
In an outrageous statement from the bench, Louisville Judge Olu Stevens attacked the tiny white toddler and her parents for their “racism” calling the little girl’s statement “disturbing” while at the same time excusing the actions of the criminals who traumatized her. That’s right, this judge was more upset at a little girl for being scared by armed robbers than he was at the armed robbers.
At the sentencing trial of one of the robbers, a victim’s impact statement written by the little girl’s mother was entered into evidence. The statement read in part, “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.”
Then the judge outrageously attacked the little girl saying her statement disgusted him…
But when Wallace was brought up for sentencing Feb. 4 in Jefferson Circuit Court, it was the parents, not Wallace, who suffered Judge Olu Stevens’ wrath.
“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.
“This little girl certainly has been victimized, and she can’t help the way she feels,” he said. “My exception is more with her parents and their accepting that kind of mentality and fostering those type of stereotypes.”
The Grays were not in court as Stevens denounced their statements and granted probation to Wallace, whom he said deserved the opportunity to redeem himself.
So, the armed robber who traumatized a tiny girl gets probation because this judge claimed that the little girl was a racist…. and he assumes, I am sure, that the little girl deserved to be robbed at gun point because she is white.