New York City Judge BOLDLY Sticks It To Black Lives Matter Like No One Before

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It was a stunning observation coming from a judge in New York City — the kind of sobering, common sense conclusion that has drawn a lot of attention because of who said it — a veteran jurist in Manhattan.

During the past year, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has taken the nation by storm, fomenting racial discord and accusing whites — and in particular, white policemen — of systemic bigotry and prejudicial violence against young black men.

But a huge hole in the BLM narrative is the statistical data that show most violence perpetrated against African Americans occurs at the hands of other African Americans. One judge in a Manhattan court just laid down the law, calling out the BLM charade and sentencing a Harlem man convicted of attempted murder to 25 years in prison.

Justice Edward McLaughlin presided over the case of Tareek Arnold, who shot a rival gang member four times at close range last summer. Twenty-four-year old Arnold — who had a prior conviction for gun possession — escaped custody after he was apprehended for the shooting and was on the lam for a month before being captured again in July.

“Black lives matter,” Justice Edward McLaughlin told Arnold, as he sentenced him in Manhattan Supreme Court, but he didn’t stop there…

“I have heard it, I know it, but the sad fact is in this courtroom, so often what happens is manifestations of the fact that black lives don’t matter to black people with guns.”

Adding a strange twist to the case was the testimony of the shooting victim, who insisted that the suspect was not responsible for the shooting that almost killed him, despite the fact that surveillance footage at the scene clearly showed that the defendant was, indeed, the shooter.

Justice McLaughlin — who has presided over hundreds of gun cases in New York and has railed against the city’s gun culture — even lambasted the man who had been shot, calling him an “abject liar.”

While the prosecutor pushed for the maximum sentence, Arnold’s lawyer asked for leniency due to the fact that the shooter had a one-year-old son.

But McLaughlin would hear none of it.

“Do not ask a judge in this room, in this building, or in this system to somehow make amends for the people who commit violent acts and who by their violent acts wind up leaving people orphaned, abandoned, fatherless, etc,” he retorted.

 

Via NY POST

A Manhattan judge on Tuesday lashed into a Harlem man convicted of attempted murder — telling him that “black lives don’t matter to black people with guns” before tossing him in prison for 24 to 26 years.

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Justice Edward McLaughlin leaves a Manhattan court building in 2015.Photo: Chad Rachman

“Black lives matter,” Justice Edward McLaughlin told defendant Tareek Arnold, 24, as he sentenced him in Manhattan Supreme Court.

“I have heard it, I know it, but the sad fact is in this courtroom, so often what happens is manifestations of the fact that black lives don’t matter to black people with guns.”

Arnold, who is black, shot rival Jamal McCaskill, also black, four times at close range in the summer of 2015. He also has a prior gun possession conviction.

Prosecutor Meghan Hast asked for the maximum, arguing that “but for extreme luck, this would have been a homicide.”

Bizarrely, McCaskill, 39, testified for the defense and insisted that Arnold wasn’t the culprit even though the Harlem shooting was caught on surveillance video.

That spurred McLaughlin to also lash into the victim, who was in court Tuesday sitting with Arnold’s family.

“The video shows that Mr. McCaskill is an abject liar,” said the judge, who has presided over hundreds of gun cases and often rails against the city’s endemic gang violence.

After cops nabbed Arnold for the shooting, he escaped with his hands cuffed behind his back, using his shoulder to shove an officer to the ground. He was on the lam for almost a month. The jury also convicted him of escape, gun possession and assault.

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Defense lawyer Mark Jankowitz requested the minimum sentence of 10 years, arguing that Arnold’s 1-year-old son would be without a father.

McLaughlin demurred: “Do not ask a judge in this room, in this building, or in this system to somehow make amends for the people who commit violent acts and who by their violent acts wind up leaving people orphaned, abandoned, fatherless, etc.”

The judge then handed down the stiff sentence.

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