The strong words continued.
“I am so tired of seeing people who look like you and I (African-American) come into my courtroom, and I have to sentence them to prison,” Colvin said. “And then you hear the fussing on TV about African-Americans being in the prison system. Well guess what, if you don’t do what it takes to go there, you won’t be a part of it.”
At one point, both the judge and one of the youths needed tissues when her speech got emotional.
“I don’t even know you all personally, but I love each and every one of you,” Colvin said. “And I don’t want you to come in my courtroom and I have to sentence you as an adult at the age of 17.”
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Bibb County Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin brings a courtroom full of Consider the Consequences participants to tears and all she does is tell the truth. If you would like more information on how to enroll your child in the no-cost monthly program, you can call Lieutenant Ellis Sinclair with the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Outreach at 478-803-2701. #BCSOStrong #BCSOPRIDEPosted by Bibb County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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