“TIME FOR A TREE AND A ROPE”, DID THIS TEXAS JUDGE JUST CALL FOR A PUBLIC LYNCHING?

Get the credit card that rewards you for being Texan. The I AM A TEXAN Rewards Visa.

County Judge James Oakley of Burnet County wrote, “time for a tree and a rope” on Facebook in response to the arrest of a man suspected of killing San Antonio police Det. Benjamin Marconi, Statesman reports.

Oakley deleted the comment, but screenshots preserved it.

oakley

Oakley presides over a five-member commissioner’s court in Burnet County, is on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s executive committee and on the board for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative.

The top comment under the post slammed Oakley’s language as disgusting.

“What Mr. Oakley suggested was racist,” a blog post about the post read. “A sitting County Judge in Texas has suggested that a black man accused of a crime … should be lynched. … There is no place on the PEC board of directors for an open racist. This is not political correctness. It is racism in its rawest form.”

Burnet County Judge James Oakley took responsibility for the rash words on Wednesday. He apologized and called his language “unfortunate,” but denied that it contained any racial undertones.

“I never made that connection but I do see how somebody could make that connection and be offended towards that. That was not my intent,” he told The Huffington Post on the phone. “Maybe I watched too many Westerns when I was little.”

What do you think? Comment below ad:

Get the credit card that rewards you for being Texan. The I AM A TEXAN Rewards Visa.

(image attached via Facebook)

Comment section below!

What do you think about this? Comment section below!

Comments

Comments