Montgomery County Judge Wayne Shelton told a man he’s sick and disheartened by what he sees as a lack of respect for human life, especially among young black men willing to shoot at one another for little or no reason.
“I grew up in a time where people wore white robes and they shot at black people,” Shelton said. “And now we see young black men wearing black hoodies shooting at black men – and doing much more effective job than the Klan ever thought about doing.”
“What a horrible tragedy this is,” Shelton said at that hearing in June 2015. “Black lives matter.”
Judge Wayne Shelton delivered the screed to a man accused of murder at a preliminary hearing earlier this week. Shelton told the man that he’s always thought “black lives matter,” and that “no one is listening,” according to the report. https://t.co/Nvc2gFkco3 #Tennessee #USA
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“The Klan doesn’t exist anymore,” he said. “Who doesn’t care about black lives now? I’ll let you answer that. I’m tired of black men killing black men. If I offended anyone … I can’t help it.”