BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
Olu Stevens a Louisville, Kentucky Judge could be removed from all criminal cases for calling out racial bias in the jury selection process.
The top prosecutor in Louisville, the Commonwealth Attorney Tom Wine asked Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. this week to recuse the judge from all criminal cases, because of the judge’s comments on Facebook criticizing the racially bias practices of the prosecutor’s office.
On friday about a hundred came out to give their support to the Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens, this past friday evening.
His supporters included 35 businesses, civil rights groups and neighborhood organizations. They held signs saying:
“Stop Jim Crow practices in jury selections ” and ” Don’t remove judge Olu.”
Judge Olu Stevens is only one of a meager amount of African-American Judges in Jefferson County.
(Raymonda Stevens pictured with her husband )
The wife of Judge Olu , Raymonda Stevens stated:
“It is about justice, it is about equality, it is about inclusion!”
A spokesman in Wine’s office refused to comment on the situation.
Wine’s office said they expect to receive Chief Justice Minton’s decision on the future of judge Olu Stevens in the coming week.
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