The demonstration comes days after many of the groups filed a complaint with the state’s watchdog commission in Austin seeking sanctions against McSpadden – who has served on the court for 36 years – whom they claim demonstrated through his comments that he has pre-judged defendants before they arrive in his court.
McSpadden went on to say, “The young black men – and it’s primarily young black men rather than young black women – charged with felony offenses, they’re not getting good advice from their parents,” he said. “Who do they get advice from? Rag-tag organizations like Black Lives Matter, which tell you, ‘Resist police,’ which is the worst thing in the world you could tell a young black man … They teach contempt for the police, for the whole justice system.”
“We’re not here to coddle criminals, we’re here to defend justice, especially in the way that the scales of justice weigh down more on the poor,” Mata said.
“Not only is he racist, he’s not very smart,” he said.