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N.Y. Judge Resigns After Posting Image of Noose With ‘Make America Great Again’ Caption

A New York municipal judge has resigned and been permanently barred from judicial office after posting an image to Facebook of a noose with a “Make America Great Again” caption.

Kyle Canning, 29, a town court justice in Altona, New York, posted the image in February of 2018 that read in all capital letters, “If we want to make America great again we will have to make evil people fear punishment again.”

The post was public, according to New York state’s Commission on Judicial Conduct, which launched an investigation into Canning’s conduct. The commission served the justice with a formal written complaint in May, charging him with conveying racial and political bias. Canning resigned in June, and on Tuesday, the commission released the results of its investigation with a statement.

“The noose is an incendiary image with repugnant racial connotations. It is the very antithesis of law and justice,” Commission Administrator Robert H. Tembeckjian said in the statement. “For a judge to use the image of the noose in making a political point undermines the integrity of the judiciary and public confidence in the courts.”

Canning had been a town justice for only a month before he posted the image to Facebook, with his term set to expire in 2021. In addition to resigning, he agreed to never seek or accept judicial office in the future.

In his resignation letter to the Altona town supervisor, Canning said he felt like he was “coerced into resigning.”

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3 comments

JP Maurice September 18, 2019 at 9:30 pm

These are the white racist apartheid judge’s and police presiding in these positions with no/ false arthority. Falsely accusing Blacks of crimes they didn’t commit. Falsely feloniously imprisoning Blacks with no moral , righteous , or legal rights to do so. Then murdering unarmed Black Men, Black Women ,Black Children & Black Babies with apartheid impunity, without Moral, or Legal accountability. Black People need to unite and arm themselves in violent retaliation against this insidious racist evil ! Without a seconds delay. whites are criminally insane , perverted, serial killing mass murdering sociopaths ! Incapable of being civilized. Blacks would do well to exterminate all white vermin swine with extreme prejudice !

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Darlene September 19, 2019 at 1:31 pm

Why only a photo of the Noose?! Photo of the Judge should be on display as usual perpetrators – accused – convicted blacks are always displayed!?

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Kimberly September 25, 2019 at 5:03 am

Why not show his face ? If he were a black man his face would’ve been all over this article…it’s not like that him being a judge is the only way for him to harm black folks…I believe he is a threat to public safety. I want to see his fucking face !!!!! at least so if he is seen we can at least be aware of his evil ass!!!! you know they are cowards who like to run in packs like damn dogs!!! They ain’t shit one on one or , when people know just exactly who they are…WE ARE NOT OUR ANCESTORS!!!!!!

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