Atlanta Judge Suspended For Social Media Comments Regarding Antifa
An Atlanta judge received a suspension from his job after posting his thoughts about confederate monuments and so called “anti-fascist” protesters on social media, WSB TV reported Tuesday night.
Judge James Hinkle on his Facebook page wrote, “It looks like all of the snowflakes have no concept of history. It is what it is. Get over it and move on.”
Hinkle noted, according to WSB TV, that, “Confederate monuments in Virginia have the rear ends of horses facing north.” He went on to state in all caps: “PERFECT TUESDAY MORNING,” adding, “The nut cases tearing down monuments are equivalent to ISIS destroying history.”
Following the second post, Hinkle was told by Gwinnett County’s chief magistrate he was suspended.
Chief Judge Kristina Blum wrote in a statement to WSB TV: “I have made it clear to all of our judges to conduct themselves in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity, impartiality, and fairness of the judiciary. I consider any violation of those principles and policies to be a matter of utmost concern.”
Hinkle, who also served as the mayor of Grayson for over 20 years, previously made his views well known on social media when he posted he was “proud to be a deplorable infidel,” The New York Daily News reported.
Although some have called for his ouster, Hinkle told the Atlanta Journal Constitution he did not see what he did wrong.
“But you know, with the way things are going in the world today, I guess everything’s controversial,” he said.