A Louisiana judge is begging for forgiveness after surveillance video captured her using racist slurs. Judge Michelle Odinet blurted the racist slur while her family watched security footage of an attempted burglary at their home.
The incident happened at her home in Bendel Gardens in Lafayette on Saturday, DailyMail.com reports.
The burglary suspect was chased and tackled to the ground by two male members of the Odinet family on the front lawn.
Ronald Handy, 59, was arrested and charged with two counts of simple burglary. He is being held at Lafayette Parish Jail on a $10,000 bond.
Odinet, a mother of four, viewed the video footage with her family when one of her children said, "And mom's yelling n****r, n****r," to which Odinet responds "We have a n****r. It's a n****r, like a roach."
The full video shows Odinet and her family laughing and making similar racist jokes.
Local officials and members of the community have since called on Odinet to resign.
"I'm sure that people of color will find it impossible to trust that they will be treated fairly and equally when they have to stand for judgment before Judge Odinet," Lafayette City Marshall Reggie Thomas told the Acadiana Advocate.
The Republican judge claims she took a sedative which affected her "mental state".
She has apologized profusely for her behavior.
"My children and I were the victim of an armed burglary at our home," she told The Current.
"The police were called and the assailant was arrested. The incident shook me to my core and my mental state was fragile. Anyone who knows me and my husband, knows this is contrary to the way we live our lives. I am deeply sorry and ask for your forgiveness and understanding as my family and I deal with the emotional aftermath of this armed burglary."
Police say Handy was not armed when he was arrested.
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Joe Biden used the woke term "LatinX" while referring to every Latino and Hispanic American as immigrants.
The 46th U.S. president made the comment while discussing low vaccination rates among minority groups, including Blacks and Hispanics, during a speech in North Carolina on Thursday.
In addition to touring a mobile vaccination unit, Biden spoke to a mixed crowd of Blacks and Latinos at the Green Road Community Center.
Biden claimed Latinos and Hispanics didn't want to take the experimental spike protein injections because they feared being deported.
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"There's a reason why it was harder to get African Americans -- initially -- to get vaccinated, because they're used to being experimented on. Tuskegee airmen and others, people have long memories. It's awful hard as well to get Latinx vaccinated, Why? They're worried they'll be vaccinated and deported."
The response on social media was outrage, particularly among Hispanic and Latino Americans who object to being referred to as immigrants or "LatinX."
One Twitter user wrote:
"This is just an outrageous statement from President Biden. Latinos don't like to be called 'Latinx,' and you're racist to assume that they're all illegal immigrants."
Another user wrote:
"Joe Biden claiming Latinos don't want to get vaccinated because they’re worried about getting deported is about as racist as it gets. Par for the course for old racist Joe Biden."
A third user tweeted:
"Biden literally said getting Latinx vaccinated is difficult because they think they will be deported if they go in for the vaccine Seems pretty racist to me to imply all 'Latinx' are illegal immigrants. If Trump made that statement yall would be furious!"
And someone else tweeted:
"Now we know who the real racist president is Biden Goes Woke, Calls Latinos 'LatinX' and Assumes They Are All Illegal Aliens."
9 time Grammy winner Mary J Blige thinks Burger King knew exactly what they were doing when they posted an unfinished television commercial on YouTube last week.
The commercial featured a cartoonish Blige, 41, standing on a table top singing the praises of Burger King's crispy fried chicken wraps and all its toppings.
Mary's fans reacted with fury across all social networking platforms when the ad was released. But Mary tells TMZ.com she never signed off on the ad that sparked outrage on Twitter.com for its stereotyping of blacks and fried chicken.
Mary J. tells TMZ, “I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence. Unfortunately, that's not what was happening in that clip."
Burger King yanked the ad from its YouTube channel, claiming the racist ad was released prematurely "before all of the licensing and final approvals were obtained." But that excuse doesn't hold water for Mary.
Mary tells TMZ, "I understand my fans being upset by what they saw. But, if you’re a Mary fan, you have to know I would never allow an unfinished spot like the one you saw go out."
Burger King has since apologized to Mary, and they say a new, completed version of the controversial ad will be released soon.
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