Advocacy groups issue joint statement calling for Madison County Judge's removal

May 28, 2014

MEDIA ALERT

Advocacy Groups Issue Joint Statement Calling for Madison County Judge's Removal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sid Scott, Mississippi Center for Justice, 769-230-2841, sscott@mscenterforjustice.org

JACKSON, Miss. — The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, the Mississippi Center for Justice and the Southern Poverty Law Center were disappointed to learn of the charges against Madison County Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger. His actions on May 8 at the Canton Flea Market prompted the groups to issue the following statement jointly:

Bill Weisenberger should be removed from his position as Madison County Justice Court Judge. The days when those in authority are allowed to use race to determine how this state’s citizens are treated belongs permanently in the rearview mirror. We encourage others who believe in the clarion call of “justice for all” to stand with us and those bystanders who were appalled by Judge Weisenberger’s conduct, and demand a response which will make Mississippi a better place for all today.