NAACP questions Madison County Judge's position - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

NAACP questions Madison County Judge's position

Dr. William Truly says, "Black folks and white folks in this case are crying out for justice." Source: WLBT Dr. William Truly says, "Black folks and white folks in this case are crying out for justice." Source: WLBT
"We know that this is where Mississippi was during the days of Emmett Till, Andrew Goodman and Chaney and Medgar Evers. But, we want to refuse to believe this is where our state is today," he says. Source: WLBT "We know that this is where Mississippi was during the days of Emmett Till, Andrew Goodman and Chaney and Medgar Evers. But, we want to refuse to believe this is where our state is today," he says. Source: WLBT
Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest has requested the case be handled by the Attorney General's Office because of a conflict of interest. Source: WLBT Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest has requested the case be handled by the Attorney General's Office because of a conflict of interest. Source: WLBT
CANTON, MS (WLBT) - The NAACP Canton chapter is searching for answers after Madison County Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger is accused of derogatory slurs and racial prejudice. 

They are wondering why no action has been taken.

Dr. William Truly says, "Black folks and white folks in this case are crying out for justice."


Truly, President of the NAACP's Canton Chapter, says the allegations of Judge Weisenberger demonstrating racist comments and assaulting a 20 year old African American back in May is unacceptable. 

"We know that this is where Mississippi was during the days of Emmett Till, Andrew Goodman and Chaney and Medgar Evers. But, we want to refuse to believe this is where our state is today," he says.

"He did use the N word and that he did indeed strike this child," Truly says. "The question is what is the responsible authoritative office going to do with this information now?"

Some living in Canton are wondering the same thing.

Vernetha Anderson says, "It is scary. We need something done and we need to know something soon."

Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest has requested the case be handled by the Attorney General's Office because of a conflict of interest.

However, the Attorney General's Office says it is the policy of the office to neither confirm nor deny an investigation is underway.

As for Judge Weisenburger, he remains a Justice Court Judge in Madison County, but has removed himself from hearing cases on the bench.

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