Judge scolds 'racist' 3-year-old victim, coddles home invader
'Deeply offended' after tot admits to fear of 'all black men' Published: 8 hours ago
A judge in Kentucky handed down a light sentence for an armed home
robber who frightened a little girl, 3, after expressing outrage and
offense over a section of the victim-impact statement declaring the
toddler was now scared of black men.
The robber was black; the judge was black; the victims – a mother, father and their 3-year-old daughter – were white. The parents argued for a tough sentence for the man convicted of
busting into their Louisville home at gunpoint while their daughter
watched “Spongebob Square Pants,” according to the Courier-Journal. Jefferson
Circuit JudgeOlu Stevens,
is facing backlash for comments that said two parents were perpetuating racistbehavior in their young daughter
Judge Olu Stevens first read from the victim-impact statement and
expressed outrage over the descriptions of how the little girl,
post-robbery, was afraid of black men she saw on the street and even of
black men the family counted as friends. Video captured his response, given while mulling the prosecutor’s request for a 20-year sentence.