A judge in Fulton County, Ga, booted all those not black from his courtroom in order to address issues with only a black audience. During this session, no official acts or statements took place.
Judge Marvin S. Arrington Sr. has offered an explanation for his act, as well as an apology to those who were offended. The history of criminals streaming into his courtroom were mostly black, and his desire was to hit the core of the community.
The defense lawyer present, Albert A. Mitchell, spoke that his words inspired and raised praise from those present. After the session was over, the judge recalled the white staff and lawyers back into the courtroom.