Saturday, December 17, 2011
How a black judge made it possible for a black criminal to kill a white police officer
In the wake of a deadly shooting of a 22-year NYPD veteran, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is focusing his fury on the black judge who allowed the black suspect to be back on the streets after a prior arrest. Mayor Bloomberg has taken to the airwaves twice to scold African-American Judge Evelyn Laporte for her prominent role in getting fellow African-American Lamont Pride back on the streets. Now, Pride is the suspect who shot Officer Peter Figoski in the face during a botched robbery in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn. Bloomberg said that there were enough warning signs about Pride to have prompted the black judge to hold him in jail when he was arrested on November 3, 2011 on charges of drug possession and child endangerment. At the time, Pride was wanted in North Carolina in connection to an August 2011 shooting in Greensboro. Bloomberg accused Judge Laporte of denying a $2,500 bail request. Lamont Pride, 27, formerly of Greensboro, North Carolina, has now been charged with murder.