PJTN LEADER CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF TENNESSEE JUDGE OVER ANTI-SEMITIC POSTS

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PJTN LEADER CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF TENNESSEE JUDGE OVER ANTI-SEMITIC POSTS

(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) –May 10, 2019 –PJTN Founder and President Laurie Cardoza-Moore has filed a formal letter to the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct demanding the removal of Shelby County Criminal Court Judge James Lammey, in light of recent public revelations of inflammatory anti-Semitic content posts on his personal Facebook. Particularly under scrutiny was a link shared by the Memphis based judge to an incendiary anti-Semitic article authored by radical Holocaust denier David Cole.

Noted Cardoza-Moore: “As the founder of a Tennessee based Christian organization leading a national campaign against anti-Semitism, I find it egregious that a sitting criminal court judge would commit such a breach of conduct, and this at a time when America is facing the recent horror of 12 Jewish lives being lost to terrorism within the perceived safety of their own synagogues.  That we have such anti-Semitic hatred in mis-guided radical minds intent on the process of killing Jews is something America must not tolerate. To have a judge committed to the process of justice and the punishment of criminal acts at the same time entertaining and sharing radical anti-Semitic content in the public forum of his own sphere of influence in social media demands his immediate removal.”

A growing coalition of Jewish organizations throughout Tennessee have called for Lammey’s censure including the Anti-Defamation League/Southeast Region, Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Jewish Community Partners and the Tennessee Holocaust Commission.  Lammey was elected to the bench in Shelby County in 2006. His term expires in 2022.

Amid Lammey’s random posts on anti-immigration, conspiracy theories and racial tropes, the glaring anti-Semitic article entitled “Stop With The Golems, Already!” included disparaging commentary by notorious anti-Semite, David Cole, who quoted folklore of Jews creating mythical mud monsters who proved to be dangerous and hard to handle, and concluded: “The Jews should get the (f…expletive) over the Holocaust!”

Added Cardoza-Moore:  “In filing our formal resolution to the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct, I have stressed that there is no place in today’s escalating climate of anti-Semitism for a Jewish person to have fear of the judicial system in America or have concerns over the pre-conceived prejudices of the person on the bench with the mandate to impartially mete out their judgment. There’s no seat on the bench for anti-Semitism.”

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(615) 646-5990—Direct

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