White Mississippi Judge accused of Assaulting Autistic Black Man & yelling “Run Nigger Run” Still Getting Paid | The BrownWatch: News for People of Color. – BrownWatch News

A moral and just society is “nigger-proof.” (because there would be no need to invent niggers) [MORE]  From [HERE] A white Madison County who voluntarily recused himself from the bench after allegations of racial abuse is still being paid. The Attorney General’s office is investigating Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger for allegedly imposing an illegal sentence against an African American arrested for DUI.

In a separate incident, Weisenberger is accused of hitting a mentally challenged young Black man and yelling, “Run, nigger, run.”

The family has filed a complaint with police against Judge Weisenberger alleging he struck their 20-year-old African-American son, Eric Rivers, on May 8 at the Canton Flea Market.

Darlene Ballard, executive director of the state Judicial Commission, said if the allegations are true, they would “violate multiple canons” of the Judicial Code of Conduct.

Cathy Hendrix of Tuscaloosa, a vendor at the Canton Flea Market, told The Clarion-Ledger that she saw Rivers standing on the sidewalk, asking some workers if they needed help, she said.

Tammy Westbrook, also of Tuscaloosa, told The Clarion-Ledger she saw Weisenberger “rear back and slap” Rivers twice.

The young man bolted away, and she said she heard Weisenberger yell out, “Run, boy, run,” and “run, n—–, run.”

She said she overheard Weisenberger brag afterward about what he had done. She felt furor because her own son suffers from autism, she said. “I was angry.”

Both sisters initially thought Weisenberger was a law enforcement officer because he was dressed in a security officer’s uniform — only to find out he was a judge.

Several months ago, Weisenberger voluntarily recused himself from the bench. Weisenberger makes $45,700 annually, the same as the county’s board supervisors, said Madison County Administrator Mark Houston.

Under Mississippi law, the only requirement to be elected a Justice Court judge is a high school diploma. After taking office, the judges are required to take up to six hours of training a year. A 2007 legislative task force concluded that Justice Court judges needed higher degrees, preferably law degrees.

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