Thursday, March 19, 2009

City Council Members Call For Judge Lander To Resign

When I hear calls for Judge C. Victor Lander to resign I am awestruck. He has been accused of using racially charged language when he praised District Attorney Craig Watkins. Judge Lander said, "black folks have been cleaning up white folks' messes for hundreds of years."

Truer words have rarely been spoken and though they were intended as a dose of irony, some have taken it without a grin. Lander is an African-American judge who as been on the bench for 12 years and with that time has come a lot of wisdom and a good understanding of irony. Apparently, some on the city council live in an "irony free zone".

I sincerely hope the judge stays put. As for the city council? Well maybe they should lighten up and understand that there is a lot of truth behind the remark Judge Lander said.

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