Race Matters: Black Lawyer Defends Racist White Man Convicted Of Burning Down Black Family’s House In Hate Crime

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Black Lawyer Defends Racist White Man Who Burned Down Black Family’s House

A racist douchebag who was convicted of burning down the house of a black family of 8, leaving them homeless, has his African-American lawyer to thank for not receiving a much harsher sentence.

via CBS Chicago

A white s*pr*m*c*st who burned down a black family’s southwest suburban home in a racist attack was told by a judge on Monday to be thankful for the black lawyer who defended him, the Sun-Times is reporting.

Brian James Moudry — who has the phrase “Blue Eyed D*vil” tattooed on the back of his shaved head — was sentenced to 10 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman on Wednesday for the June 17, 2007, arson that left a Joliet family of eight, including several young children, terrified and homeless.

Gettleman told the 36-year-old he should use his time behind bars to get treatment for his mental health problems and to change his bigoted thinking.

Gesturing toward MiAngel Cody, the African-American federal defender appointed to represent Moudry, Gettleman said that “just looking at this lady next to you . . . who has represented you so ably and compassionately” should teach Moudry that “race doesn’t matter.”

“Everyone who comes into this room is of the same race ­— the human race that we try to treat equally under the law,” the judge said.

Moudry declined to speak at the sentencing hearing, but he nodded vigorously when Gettleman told him he was lucky the fire he sparked at a black neighbor’s home did not kill anybody.

“It could have been a lot worse,” the judge said,

Funny how the world works. Wonder what this guys’ scumbag buddies had to say about this…SMH.

Photo Credit: Will County Sheriff’s Office

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