Sonia Sotomayor Doesn’t Suffer Fools

Filed in National by on February 25, 2013

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.

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