On Monday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor called out the racially insensitive comments of a federal prosecutor. Via TPM, here’s what Mr./Ms. “Professional” Prosecutor said:
The prosecutor–whom Sotomayor refused to name–said during cross-examination of a drug conspiracy case: “You’ve got African-Americans, you’ve got Hispanics, you’ve got a bag full of money. Does that tell you–a light bulb doesn’t go off in your head and say, This is a drug deal?”
Here’s Sotomayor’s response:
“It is deeply disappointing to see a representative of the United States resort to this basic tactic more than a decade into the 21st century,” Sotomayor said. “We expect the government to seek justice, not fan the flames of fear and prejudice.”
“I hope never to see a case like this again,” Sotomayor concluded.
That’s gonna leave a mark. The more I get to know Sonia Sotomayor, the more I love her.