At the steps of the 19th Judicial District Courthouse, in Baton Rouge, pressure was building from the NAACP, Nation of Islam and others over Judge Mike Erwin.
“We feel Judge Erwin impossible to serve the people of East Baton Rouge Parish in a fair equitable manner and he has racial animosity towards black people,” said Reverend Reginald Pitcher, with National Alliance for Social Justice.
All of this comes just over a week after the judge allegedly called Kaneitra Johnson the “N” word and much more at Sammy’s Grill over a dispute over a seat.
“From witnesses account his behavior was not only unbecoming as judge, but unbecoming as a civil human being, “said Reverend Reginald Pitcher, with National Alliance for Social Justice.
Kaneitra Johnson was at the news conference and let her lawyer talk.
“She has been impacted greatly by the recent course of events involving Judge Erwin,”said Attorney Erin Rigsby.
Rigsby said she simply wants justice for her client.
“As an American citizen, want to be able to be heard, and given respect and dignity especially on or off the bench, and it is our pleasure to pursue any remedy in that regard,” said Rigsby.
This all played out on the steps of Judge Erwin’s own courthouse and they want him out and off the bench, if not ,”there will be future demonstrations and courses of action that we have planned,” said Reverend Pitcher.