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Sun Jun 28, 2020, 10:57 AM

Chief NM federal judge posed for traitor scum pics

William P. Johnson, chief U.S. district judge for New Mexico, said in a written statement last week he regrets having appeared in two photographs “where others made the wrong decision to display the Confederate flag” while he was a cadet at Virginia Military Institute in the late 1970s.

Johnson provided his written comments in response to questions from The New Mexican about photos from the 1978 and 1979 editions of the school’s yearbook, The Bomb, which depict him and other members of the College Republicans club formally posing with a Confederate flag.

“I do not recall these photographs being taken, yet I am in these two images,” Johnson wrote in a statement, adding the photographs appear to have been taken during his freshman and sophomore years. He wrote he believes the cadets holding the flag in front of the group were upperclassmen.

“I do not know or remember the individuals holding the flag in either photo,” Johnson wrote, “yet I regret that, when I was 18, 19 or maybe 20, I appeared in two photographs where others made the wrong decision to display the Confederate flag.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Sun Jun 28, 2020, 11:06 AM

1. His military school seems nice

First-year cadets were required to salute a statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson until 2015. Since then, Wyatt said, cadets have been required to salute the U.S. flag.

The statue of Jackson still stands at Virginia Military Institute, and Wyatt said the school has since included more information about Jackson’s role in the Civil War through a brochure handed out by the school’s museum.

The Roanoke Times reported earlier this month a recent graduate of the school started a petition June 4 calling for the statue’s removal and asked Virginia Military Institute to “acknowledge the racism and black prejudice that still occurs” at the school

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Sun Jun 28, 2020, 11:56 AM

2. I love this, he blames 'others made the wrong decision' ...

Now I get it, being young and all, 18 etc. years old, teens/kids at that age seem to have their heads screwed on backwards until they get a little older. The blaming of others is what I don't condone...he was wrong to appear in the pics and he should admit it. Period.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 28, 2020, 12:40 PM

3. Very Trumpian.

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