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EPIC! Judge SLAMS Lawyer Who Tries to Use #BlackLivesMatter Defense for His Client’s Crime!

Stephen Hall Clarke was arrested for armed burglary, conspiracy and resisting arrest. On this morning, he faced off against Broward County (FL) Judge John “Jay” Hurley. Clarke’s arrest occurred after a bullet shattered the windshield of the Fort Lauderdale undercover police sergeant’s unmarked patrol car and grazed his head while he was following a suspicious vehicle.

Clarke’s lawyer tried to implement the #BlackLivesMatter defense of the environment his client grew up in, being afraid of cops, yadda, yadda, yadda, but the judge on this day wasn’t having it.

“We’ve got a young man, I don’t care what color he is, he’s in a neighborhood he doesn’t live in at 1:41 in the morning, hiding under somebody’s dock in the water with a holster on after a police officer had a shot taken at him,” Hurley said, referring to Clarke’s arrest.

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“Your honor, in light of what’s happening in this country with unarmed black men being killed by police, him running from shots being fired is a very reasonable response,” public defender Dale Miller said to Judge Hurley.

“Don’t hand me that,” Hurley said, clearly irritated. “That is so off base.”

“Don’t hand me this, ‘running from police brutality [argument],’” the Judge continued. “That is not appropriate in this case. I’m not going to let you poison this case with bringing in something that has nothing to do with it.”

Judge Hurley then apologized again to the Lawyer after taking a break by saying the outburst was nothing personal.

“I just want to apologize,” Hurley said. “I got a little worked up there but I just want to be clear that we stick to the facts of the case and we don’t go off on tangents.”

“I have a way of drawing that out of people, your honor,” said Miller.

It’s nice to see a lawyer admitting he’s good at pissing people off. Watch the exchange here:

I totally applaud this judge for standing up to the Black Lives Matter defense. Do you agree with the judge’s response? Tell us below in our comment section and also share this on twitter and facebook.

H/T – NewsInc

Comments

4 Comments

  1. Jimmy says:

    Isn’t the race card defense getting old?
    The Judge should not have apologized
    These Lawyers need some new defense strategies lol.
    They aren’t very imaginative lol

  2. Bobby says:

    It doesn’t matter what colour a person is … IF you act the way this individual did Under the same conditions with shots fired at a police officer or anybody as far as that goes, then run from the police with a pistol in holster or an empty holster with no weapon you are guilty of evading a crime scene and, IF tried by a court of law to be guilty of the crime or guilty by association then so be-it … But DO NOT USE THAT RACE CARD Under the facts at the crime scene.

    IF this man is truly innocent, the respectable thing this man should have done would have been to remain in place, hand in the air and let the police do what investigations needed to be done at the time and then deal with it afterwards in a court of law if arrested. The immediate guilt by association with the crime is the fact that he ran … in an area at 1:41 in the morning, in the morning in which he had no reason to be in, hiding under someone’s dock and with a holster on at a crime scene … He would have done himself more justice by staying in place rather than evading the police.

  3. Kim says:

    BRAVO! THIS RIDICULOUS LIBERAL NEED TO CONSTANTLY EXCUSE BAD BEHAVIOR BECAUSE WE ARE BLACK, OR POOR, OR UNWED, OR WED, OR WHATEVER OUR SOCIAL PROBLEMS ARE. LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DEFECT OF FALSE NARRATIVES.

    STAND WITH TRUMP YOU STAND FOR AMERICA
    STAND AGAINST TRUMP AND YOU STAND AGAINST AMERICANS

  4. Adrian says:

    This is all going to backfire bigtime and we can only hope the “blacks” get it soon enough to avoid a complete collapse and destruction of their economy.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for clarity.

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