Gwinnett County Magistrate Court Judge James A. Hinkle has been suspended after he likened anti-fascist protestors to Islamic terror state ISIS
A judge in Gwinnett County, Georgia has been suspended after making known his Neo-Nazi and White supremacist sympathies. Longtime local politician and magistrate judge, James Hinkle, who served as mayor of the city of Grayson for more than two decades before retiring in 2013, took to Facebook on Saturday to castigate the anti-fascist protesters, who were attacked and injured, some fatally, while protesting over Confederate memorials in Charlottesville, Virginia, and elsewhere.
In his controversial Facebook postings James Hinkle slammed protesters who pulled down Confederate monuments and likened them to ISIS.
The moment neo-Nazi James Fields sent dozens of anti-fascist protesters flying through the air , driving his car at speed into the group, Saturday
Jim Hinkle posted: “It looks like all of the snowflakes have no concept of history. It is what it is. Get over it and move on”
About an hour before James Field allegedly rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, Hinkle wrote: “It looks like all of the snowflakes have no concept of history. It is what it is. Get over it and move on.”
he followed that message with another post, this one comparing “the nut cases tearing down monuments” to the so-called Islamic State. On Tuesday, Hinkle added, “The nut cases tearing down monuments are equivalent to ISIS destroying history.”
A few hours after that post — which was not the first on Hinkle’s Facebook page that could be considered inflammatory, Gwinnett County Chief Magistrate Judge Kristina Hammer Blum told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she had suspended Hinkle.
Chief Magistrate Judge Kristina Hammer Blum issued a statement that read: “After reviewing the Facebook posts brought to my attention this morning, I suspended Judge Hinkle effective immediately while I consider the appropriate final action.”
20-year-old aspiring rapper Deandre Harris is injured after clashing with protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday
Deandre Harris [ on the ground in photo] was left with blood pouring down his face from a head wound and a gash over his left eye after the racist gang began kicking and beating him with flag poles while hurling racial invective
This isn’t the first time Hinkle, the former mayor of Grayson for more than two decades, has shared his controversial views on social media. In January, he declared that he was “proud to be a deplorable infidel”.
When the U.S. Treasury announced Harriet Tubman would be replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20bill, he wrote, “Well, the U.S. Treasury has just announced the ugliest $20 bill, or any money ever.”
While critics have been calling for Hinkle to resign, he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he didn’t see what was so controversial at his Facebook posts.
“But you know, with the way things are going in the world today, I guess everything’s controversial,” he said