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Judge Tells Black Man to “Run N-Word Run”, and he wasn’t talking to Jesse Jackson

Judge Slaps and Tells Black Man to “Run N-Word Run”, and he wasn’t talking to Jesse Jackson

A Mississippi white Judge is under fire for striking and telling a black man to “Run N—– Run”. A mentally disabled man was tongue lashed by the judge with racial slurs while working as a security guard at an event in Canton.

The family of the 20-year-old African-American mentally disabled man, Eric Rivers, has filed a police complaint against Judge Bill Weisenberger in connection with the May 8 incident at a flea market.

News reports from WLBT-TV that the Madison District attorney said the case will go to a grand jury.

William Truly of a Mississippi NAACP chapter said Judge Weisenberger should stop hearing cases or resign pending an investigation.

Cathy Hendrix of Tuscaloosa, a vendor at the Canton Flea Market said on May 8, she saw Rivers standing on the sidewalk, asking if they needed help, she said. “That young man was wanting to work to earn money to buy a bike.”

Her sister, Tammy Westbrook, also of Tuscaloosa, told the newspaper she saw Weisenberger “rear back and slap” Rivers twice and use a racial epithet as the Rivers ran.

“No citizen should have to face justice before a judge who holds such a high degree of racial animus and hatred,” Truly said in a news conference.

What nerve he had and racist at that. He needs to be punished for his cruel public action on this young man.