To The Editor: A City Court Judgeship Mess?

Dear Editor

Please tell me it isn’t true, please tell me I’m dreaming, please tell me that Mayor Byron Brown would not do something insulting to every Black and well intended White citizen of this city, that he would not insult every Black woman and girl in this City.

On Saturday February 10th I attended a community breakfast where the discussion about persons running for judge came up. Several people said that last year, the opportunity came up where the Mayor Brown had the opportunity to appoint a Black woman to the City Court, and serve as a Judge until the election this year. Many people were under the belief and hope, that the Mayor would do the right thing.

I was knocked off my feet when we were told that not only did the Mayor NOT appoint an African American, he instead put the person who worked with, counseled and represented CARL PALADINO. And it gets worse. We learned this is the same person who represented and guided him through the period when he was insulting the Black female members of the school board, as well as every other Black woman he had a problem with.

If this is true, how could and why would the Mayor do this? And why would he now (keeping this information away from us) be trying to push this woman through the community?

I hope this is not true, but if it is, not only does the Mayor have some explaining to do, we must stand and fight together to make sure the right result happens this election year!

-Sheila Jackson

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