Judge James B. Gosnell Jr. Reprimanded in 2005 For Favoritism and Racism_ Dylann Roof SC Shooter

Judge James B. Gosnell Jr.

According to the SC Judicial Department's official website, Judge James B. Gosnell Jr. was reprimanded in 2005 for presiding in a case where he knew the defendant, as well as the father and grandfather of the defendant.

The case also shows that he spoke to the defendant, who is African-American, with a recollected statement previously made by a sheriff's deputy who was also African-American that "there are four kinds of people in this world - black people, white people, red necks, and niggers."

The report then states that he allegedly repeated the statement "in an ill-considered effort to encourage him to recognize and change the path he had chosen in life."

The Honorable James B. Gosnell Jr. was recently appointed to preside over the bond hearing for Dylann Roof, who accused of a racially motivated killing of 9 people in Charleston.
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