Prosecutors are trying to remove the first African-American woman who has been chosen as a judge in the 16th district of Louisiana because of concerns about racial prejudice.
Judge Lori Landry has reportedly been pronounced on race-related issues, including police violence, racial profiling and inequalities in community conviction, which does not suit the prosecutors in Louisiana.
Last month, the office of prosecutor Bo Duhe began to request that Landry be refused from criminal cases, claiming that she was & # 39; biased or biased against this office so that she could not be fair or impartial & # 39 ;.
Landry is now confronted with more than 300 similar movements, with prosecutors citing an agency where she stated from the bank that & # 39; African-American men do not stop traffic surviving with the police.
Judge Lori Landry has been accused by Louisiana prospectors of being biased or biased against this office so that she cannot be fair or impartial.
Prosecutors have appointed more than 30 authorities from 2015-2019 in which they believe that Landry has acted with bias or has been concerned with & # 39; insulting, inappropriate and harassing behavior toward prosecutors and staff & # 39 ;.
Last month, the office of Dstrict Attorney Bo Duhe started to refuse Landry from criminal cases, claiming that she & # 39; is biased or biased against this office so that she cannot be fair or impartial & # 39 ;.
The judge is accused of deliberately detaining prosecutors African Americans more deliberately and at a faster pace than others. & # 39;
In one example from 2017, prosecutors claim that Landry accused them of turning a blind eye when sheriff delegates were involved in encouraging racism and violence, claiming that the prosecutor's office knew or had need to know & # 39; of misconduct.
Landry is also accused of the prosecutor's detour program in 2018 & # 39; highway robbery & # 39; to name.
On Wednesday, 16th Judicial Prosecutor Bo Duhé told the Lafayette Daily Advertiser: & # 39; One claim is that we believe the judge sometimes argues on behalf of suspects and that is not the role she should play. & # 39;
Landry said during a hearing: & # 39; This is an attempt to get me off the chair and to destroy the voice of the people & # 39 ;, said the Iberian daily.
Landry worked as a public prosecutor for almost nine years at the same public prosecutor's office that now accuses her of biased behavior.
According to her biography, she was the first woman to serve as an assistant public prosecutor for the 16th district.
Landry was elected to the bank in 2002 as the first African-American woman to serve as a district judge.
In 2104 she told the Daily Iberian: & # 39; I am well aware of the importance of my perspective as an African-American woman who is counted at the decision-makers table.
& # 39; It is vital for the success of our community that different voices are included, but that does not mean that I speak only for African-Americans or only for women or only for those who are not rich. & # 39;
Prosecutors from the 16th district of Louisiana gave more than 30 cases where they believed they were dealing with racial prejudice
Community members, many of them black, have come to Landry's courtroom to support the judge
Scheduled hearings to decide whether Landry will be stripped from the bank have been pushed back several times, including the last hearing on Wednesday that was postponed.
This has brought all of Landry's current cases to a halt, criticizing detainees being detained in prison without the opportunity for a bond hearing.
& # 39; The perception that we have blocked the system is not true, & # 39; said Duhe.
Community members, many of them black, have come to Landry's courtroom to support the judge, with one supporter being cast out of the courtroom on Wednesday, who was standing alone.
& # 39; Judge Landry is part of a system she is trying to rectify & # 39 ;, said Khadija Rashad, a local activist who organized the meetings, KATC earlier this month.
& # 39; Our court will not be punished or silenced by a system that has not been found to be fair, & # 39; another supporter said.
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