A Kentucky man is spending 60 days in jail after he used a racial epithet in front of a black judge on Monday.
In courtroom video obtained by WDRB, Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens is seen revoking Adam Satterly’s bond on drug charges.
“Punk ass n*gger!” Satterly shouts as he turns to walk out of court.
Moments later, Stevens asks deputies to bring Satterly back into the courtroom.
“Is there something that you wish to say to me?” the judge asks.
Satterly argues that he had directed the slur at his brother, not the judge.
“No, no, no, I didn’t mean it like that,” the defendant insists.
“Oh, you didn’t mean it like that?” Stevens replies skeptically. “You don’t speak those words in here. And that word particularly, you don’t use that word.”
“I’m going to give you 60 days for having used that word. I’m going to hold you in contempt right now for having done it in this courtroom. It’s disrespectful; don’t ever do it again.”
Monday was Stevens first day back on the bench after he was scolded by Kentucky’s chief justice for complaining on social media that prosecutors wanted “all-white juries.”
Although Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton declined to disqualify the judge for bias against prosecutors, Stevens decided to take himself off the bench after he was ordered into private mediation.
“Judge Stevens’s ensuing public discourse appears to flout the directives of the Code of Judicial Conduct, creating a social-media firestorm calculated to aggrandize himself by exploiting the deep-seated and widespread distrust of the criminal-justice system by minority communities,” Minton wrote.
Watch the video below from WDRB, broadcast Jan. 4, 2016.
‘People died in Ukraine’: Democrat lectures Doug Collins for Trump’s abuse of power costing lives
During Thursday's impeachment hearing, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) laid bare the human cost of President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine to force them to hunt for dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden's family — something that ranking member Doug Collins (R-GA) spent the previous day denying.
"In my colleague's efforts to defend this president, you want him to be someone he's not. You want him to be someone he is telling you he is not," said Swalwell. "You're trying to defend the call in so many different ways, and he's saying, guys, it was a perfect call. He's not who you want him to be. And let me tell you how selfish his acts were. And ranking member Collins, you can deny this as much as you want. People died in Ukraine at the hands of Russia," said Swalwell. "In Ukraine, since September 2018 when it was voted on by Congress, was counting on our support. One year passed and people died. And you may not want to think about that, it may be hard for you to think about that, but they died when the selfish, selfish president withheld the aid for his own personal gain."
WATCH: Republican Doug Collins storms out of impeachment hearing after angry rant
The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee stormed out of the impeachment hearing on Thursday after an angry rant.
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) complained about Democrats arguing lives were lost in Ukraine because of Trump stopping military aid in the middle of their hot war with Russia.
Collins argued Democrats were "besmirching the dead" by entering news reports on the topic into the official record.
Matt Gaetz insists he wasn’t paying ‘much attention’ as he got burned during hearing – but video shows otherwise
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) lied when he was speaking to CNN's Manu Raju that he wasn't paying much attention when Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) explained that members with DUIs probably shouldn't be attacking someone for drug usage.
“I didn’t pay much attention to it ...I’m focused on the president .. I don’t think Americans are hanging on a traffic incident I had a decade ago,” Gaetz told Raju.
It wasn't factually accurate as videos show Gaetz paying quite a bit of attention and seemingly upset.
You can see the exchange in the video below: