U.S. District Judge Janet Hall sentenced 43-year-old Stephen Judge on Tuesday to six months in prison and ordered him to pay a $3,000 fine. The bigoted supervisor lost his job and his home as a result of his racist actions towards a member of his workplace team. The victim of his intimidation - a slight, black engineer named Allyn Wright, 32 - sat stoically in the first row of the courtroom, revealing none of the pain he poured into a letter to Hall in advance of the sentencing, and no relief or happiness at Judge's fate.
Tuesday's court proceeding was a lesson in zero tolerance of racial discrimination and intimidation.
I imagine if we had a few more courageous district attorneys and federal judges like this one we would have less nooses being hung around the nation. I wonder if Judge Jane Hall was a Bush appointee?