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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:49 PM

Judge accused of racist, sexist remarks is ordered removed

An Alabama probate judge accused of making racist and sexist remarks and fostering a hostile work environment must be removed from office, a state judicial ethics court said Friday in a rare and unanimous ruling.

In sanctioning Probate Judge Randy Jinks of Talladega County, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary wrote that he had violated several of the state's Canons of Judicial Ethics, guidelines directing judges to uphold the honor of the judiciary, maintain decorum and avoid impropriety.

The decision to discipline Jinks, 65, comes after a multiday hearing this month that included witness testimony, as well as character witnesses called by Jinks' defense lawyer, including former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley. Among the evidence presented to the court was a recording of Jinks repeating a meme in his office about the nationwide racial unrest in 2020 in which he said, "You sons of b------ are going to need something to burn down after Trump gets re-elected for a second term, sons of b------."

"Although the complaint alleges 'racially insensitive demeanor,' this Court is of the opinion that Judge Jinks' conduct rose above racial insensitivity," the court said in its final judgment, which also ordered Jinks to pay for the costs of the proceeding.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/court-rules-alabama-judge-accused-racist-sexist-remarks-must-be-n1282750

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abqtommy Oct 2021 #1
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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:54 PM

1. This is wonderful news. I look forward to the time when this is no longer

a rare ruling!

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 02:15 PM

4. Yes, and only because the dismissed Judge broke the rule of keeping it all on the qt and

was caught and publicized.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:42 PM

2. if the judicial system is interested in respect

(a compelling argument) - this sort of action must become the rule, rather than the exception. Judicial demeanor is not just a throw-away line.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 02:01 PM

3. Make it hurt- take away his pension

Prick doesn't deserve it

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