17 [Watch] Judge Silences Race-baiting Lawyer In Epic Smackdown
The Black Lives Matter movement has become more brazen recently with their threats of violence against white people and cops. These misguided protesters and their rabid followers would rather blame white people for their criminal and violent behavior, than take personal responsibility for themselves. While the current leadership in this country has allowed this dangerous rhetoric to occur, one judge in Florida wasn’t having it. Caught on video, he silenced a race-baiting lawyer with an epic smackdown for bringing it into his courtroom.
Dale Miller, a public defender who has also worked with the Black Lives Matter movement and Trayvon Martin’s attorneys, was quickly silenced in a Broward County courtroom on Monday after he tried to play the race card. Miller’s 26-year-old client, Stephen Hall Clarke, is facing charges of burglary and running from the scene of a police-related shooting.
Dave Miller begins to address the court by saying, “Your Honor, in light of what’s happening in this country, with unarmed black men being killed…”
But, before Miller could finish, Judge Hurley interrupted and delivered a verbal reprimand that should leave you cheering.
“Don’t even go down that road, I’m not going to let you go down that road. That is so off base. 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 someone’s dock in the water with a holster on, after a police officer had a shot taken at him. Don’t hand me this, ‘He’s a black man running from police brutality.’ Look, that is not appropriate in this case. That’s not there and I’m not going to let you poison this case with bringing in something that has nothing to do with it,” the wise Judge Hurley exploded.
This judge is absolutely correct in his assertion, and it is absurd to even argue that the attorney’s client is a victim of racism under these circumstances. While I do respect our judicial system and that a person is innocent until proven guilty, it is hard to find empathy when there is such disrespect for our law enforcement officials. I applaud Judge Hurley for not allowing this toxic defense in his courtroom, and I hope that these thugs are held responsible for their actions.
Stephen Hall Clarke was booked in Palm Beach County, FL on 2/21/2014 at 04:25.The following Official Record of Stephen Hall Clarke is being redistributed by Mugshots.com and is protected by constitutional, publishing, and other legal rights. This Official Record was collected from a Law Enforcement agency on 2/21/2014. Address herein provided within Official Records, visualization provided by Google Maps.
Mugshots.com ID: 71459166
Name: CLARKE, STEPHEN HALL
OBTS Number: N/A
Booking Date: 2/21/2014 at 04:25
Arresting Agency: 64-LANTANA
Release Date: N/A
Holds For Other Agencies: No
Jacket Number: 0450061
Booking Number: 2014007560
Address: 525 S BROADWAY ST APT. H, LANTANA, FL 33462
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