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Central Texas prosecutor fired for racial remarks

Central Texas prosecutor fired for racial remarks
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POSTED: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 5:14am

Travis Co. prosecutor Steve Brand made the comments last month during jury selection for robbery trial

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a Central Texas prosecutor has been fired for comments he made in dismissing a prospective juror who was a member of the NAACP, comparing the juror's membership to white supremacy.

Travis County prosecutor Steve Brand made the comments last month during jury selection for a robbery trial. Transcripts show he rejected the juror because she was an "activist" and had posted on her Facebook page a link to "The Negro Motorist Green Book," a guide to safe travel for African-Americans in the Jim Crow era.

The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1hLH3gu ) Brand said he would take the same approach with a white juror because "we wouldn't want a white activist or a white supremacist."

To read more: http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Central-Texas-prosecutor-fired-for-racial-remarks-5547123.php
 

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