February 27, 2020
Oh man wow.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling for a district judge to resign after she admitted to using the n-word in text messages, saying she has “compromised her ability to preside as a judge.”
District Judge Jessie LeBlanc, who is white, is facing increasing pressure to step down after she admitted to using “n***er” at least three times “in a moment of a heated exchange” in text messages from 2018 that she sent to then-Assumption Parish Chief Deputy Bruce Prejean, with whom she says she was having an extramarital affair that ended in 2016. Prejean, now a captain in the patrol division, does not dispute the text messages, according to Lonny Cavalier, public information officer for Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office.
“The admitted and repeated use of racial slurs by a judge who has taken an oath to administer justice fairly and impartially is wrong, period. There is never any circumstance or context in which such derogatory and degrading language is okay,” Edwards, a Democrat, said in a statement Wednesday. “Sadly, inequities still exist in society and in our judicial system. Judge LeBlanc has compromised her ability to preside as a judge, and she has damaged the judiciary. She should resign. The people of the 23rd Judicial District and our state deserve better.”
In an interview with CNN-affiliate WAFB on Sunday, LeBlanc said she “never dreamed” the comments would be made public.
“I admit that I used that word. I profusely apologize for that. I should have never said it,” she said at the time. “It was uncalled for. I was angry. I was upset. But, it’s no excuse.”
According to WAFB, LeBlanc used the word in a series of text messages in reference to a black law clerk and a black sheriff’s deputy, whom she also called a “thug.” LeBlanc told WAFB that in December 2018, she received an anonymous package that contained phone records with Prejean, including alleged calls with a law clerk for another judge in the district. She said she became “scared” and “anxious” about it, prompting the text messages.
So she was cheating on her husband with a cop who worked in her court, then the cop allegedly had sex with a black woman, whom she, in a private text message, referred to as the n-word.
The cop, no doubt because she was trying to ruin his life, dropped the text messages and has ruined her life.
I could of course talk about privacy and the idea of destroying people’s lives over things they said privately, and how Orwellian it is to police everything people say in private. Or we could talk about how this isn’t actually “racist,” that people who are mad at other people will use any available word to demean them, whether it is calling them fat, ugly, short, zit-faced or a nigger. But I think we all get all that.
What I’m interested in: maybe there is a lesson here?
Basically, the only way you can ever get one over on a woman is to show that she’s a skin-hater.
If you have a wife or girlfriend, you should get video of her saying the n-word. Don’t blackmail her because that is illegal. But you know. You can remind her that you have it, and remind her what a shame it would be for her life if someone accidentally posted it on the internet.
That may in fact keep her from divorcing you and taking all your money and children.