During a preliminary hearing for a black man charged with murder Tennessee judge Wayne Shelton who is fed up with “black on black crime” deciding to share his thoughts stating, “I grew up in a time where people wore robes and shot at black people” he told accused killer Vincent Bryan Merriweather “And now we see young Black men wearing black hoodies shooting at Black men, and doing a much more effective job than the klan ever thought about doing” he concluded
Merriweather, 26, is among three men charged with murder following an incident that started at a middle school basketball game and quickly escalated into gunfire when “two of the men’s feet brushed in the stand” and led to a “stare-down” and a argument between Merriweather’s group and that of another man.
The victim, 22-year-old Antorius Gallion, was later pursued in a car and fatally shot in the head as he drove along a street with his brother and girlfriend in Clarksville, a northern suburb of Nashville.
The leaf-Chronicles reported that Shelton has lectured on this topic before. He brought up the topic during a hearing for 2 teens accused of gunning down another man after a graduation party in 2015.
“That’s the absolute tragedy,” he said, arguing that the “Klan doesn’t exist anymore.” “It’s black men killing black men.”
“Who doesn’t care about Black lives now?” he added “I’ll let you answer that. I’m tired of black men killing black men….if I offended anyone…..I can’t help it.”
Despite the judges claims the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Hate Map” shows that there are at least two active KKK chapters in the state of Tennessee, the state where the white supremacist group was born.
Shelton later told the newspaper he isn’t the “whitest white man in the room”because his “great-great-great-great grandfather was a free man of color in 1860’s”