Impartiality is the baseline for being a judge. Yet Edith Jones, a federal judge in Texas, said in a recent speech that "racial groups like African-Americans and Hispanics are predisposed to crime," according to a complaint filed by civil rights organizations and legal experts. The complaint reveals more disturbing statements from Judge Jones:
- Concerns about racism in the legal system are just "red herrings."
- It's disgusting to claim that some capital defendants are mentally retarded.
- Mexicans in prison would rather be on death row in the United States.
- Death sentences are actually a favor because they force criminals to make peace with God.
Jones is refusing to respond to the allegations, but if they're true, she has no business being on the bench. Sign the petition below to demand that Judge Edith Jones resign immediately or bring evidence that eyewitnesses were wrong. She is legally entitled to be a racist, but she is not entitled to be a federal judge.