Cook County Judge Terminated After Racist Remarks

Nicole Rojas
Jun 9, 2019 - 5:00

A judge in Illinois who was criticized for making racist comments toward defendants lost a secret vote for re-election. Judge Richard Schwind was the only judge of 138 associate Cook County judges to lose his reelection bid. Schwind, an associate judge since 2012, was reassigned in 2018 after he told a Black defendant, “You were never a slave, but you take offense to it.” The defendant, identified as 31-year-old Deon Lindsey, was convicted in a misdemeanor battery case after he hit his girlfriend’s white brother for using the n-word,

Login to continue reading.
Lost your password? Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.

Leave a Reply

Become a member and join TheNorthStar

Join Over 25, 000 members from all 50 states and 100+ countries to
help build and sustain the most courageous Community of liberation
journalism in the world.

More From The North Star

March on Washington 2020 Live...

March on Washington 2020 Live Blog: Thousands Gather in D.C. to End Police Brutality...Read More

Maria Perez, Nicole Rojas & Micah Schaffer
1

2020 Presidential Debates:...

2020 Presidential Debates: Everything You Should Know About the First Presidential Debate...Read More

Maria Perez
0

Five Reasons Black Folx Need...

Five Reasons Black Folx Need Therapy Today, Even if You Don’t Feel Bad...Read More

Branden Janese
0

See more articles from Nicole Rojas

Follow Nicole Rojas to see more of their article on TheNorth