A 44-year-old Wisconsin man, James Schultz, has been charged with disorderly conduct and battery after threatening an African-American law enforcement officer.
Schultz was arrested on February 24 for repetitively causing a chaotic scene at the Best Western Premier Park, 22 S. Carroll St., around 8:30 p.m.
The Madison Police Department asked the Dane County District Attorney’s office to add hate crime enhancer to Schultz charges for telling a black Madison police officer he was “superior” because he was white, according to The Wisconsin State Journal.
Citing police spokesperson Joel DeSpain, the outlet reported that Schultz ignored the hotel management and police order to leave the facility because of his “repeated disturbances.”
The black Madison police officer then approached him and warned him of the consequences of his actions, warning that he could be cited for trespassing.
In his reaction, Schultz resorted to the use of racial slurs on the officer telling him that: “I’m white, you’re black. I’m superior to you, mother (expletive) … I’m going to kill you … You can’t touch me,” DeSpain said.
Schultz made more racist statements while being taken to the Dane County Jail, DeSpain said.
In a separate development, Louisiana District Court Judge Jesse LeBlanc has resigned after she admitted making racial slurs about African-American courtroom employees.
Her resignation came a day after Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards called for the judge to step down for her admitted use of the “n-word.”
LeBlanc denied ever making racist remarks about African-American employees of the court earlier.
However, in a remarkable U-turn, the embattled judge owned up to her racist behavior and sought forgiveness.
“I admit that I used that word,” LeBlanc said during an interview with WAFB. “I profusely apologize for that. I should have never said it. It was uncalled for. I was angry. I was upset. But, it’s no excuse.”
LeBlanc made the racist comments during what she described as “in a moment of a heated exchange” with her then-boyfriend and former chief deputy in Assumption Parish, Bruce Prejean.
“Are we happy that somebody that used the n-word is no longer having the opportunity to preside over members of our community? Yes. But victory? No, because we shouldn’t still be fighting these issues in 2020,” said Baton Rouge NAACP chapter president, Eugene Collins.