Monday, January 18, 2021

Black Attorney Arrested, Put on Probation. WHY? He Didn’t Wear A Suit to Court! / WATCH

*A Black attorney has been sentenced to a year of probation for a courtroom confrontation with deputies in San Bernardino, Calif., but he believes his only crime is being a man of color in a court.

Jaaye Person-Lynn, 38, says his legal woes began in January 2019, when he was racially profiled in court because he was wearing street clothes the day he attempted to change a hearing date for a client.  

Watch what the deputies did to Attorney Person-Lynn as he literally narrates his story and via the player above.

Meanwhile, here’s more from TMZ:

Long story short … Person-Lynn says he dropped into court on his day off without a suit on, because he needed to change a hearing date for a client and thought he could do it quickly with the clerk. The Sheriff’s deputies inside the courtroom, however, stiff-armed him.

Check out the footage —  you hear the female deputy ask who he is and what he wants. Person-Lynn tells her he wants to talk to the clerk, and eventually identifies himself as an attorney. Two deputies then escorted Person-Lynn out, and tried getting the case number for his client. 

When Person-Lynn threatens to take legal action against them for racially profiling him … that’s when things really went left. Check out the video above. 

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attorney Jaaye Person-Lynn
via TMZ

“He never asked me for an ID,” Person-Lynn said. “He never asked me for a business card. I have no problem showing it. I was attempting to show it.”

In video of the incident, the deputy is seen pushing Person-Lynn toward the gallery where the public sits during trials.

“I was not irate,” he said. “I did not escalate. It escalated when deputy Barrie got physical.”

Person-Lynn says he was tased and then arrested. A judge accused him of escalating the situation.

“Deputy Barrie has to respond to your escalation and moving you out of that area and you still attempted to go around him,” the judge said.

After sentencing at Rancho Cucamonga Superior courthouse, Person-Lynn spoke about the case

“I stand on what I did that day,” he said. “Could I have done it differently? ‘Yes.’ Did it amount to a crime? ‘No.'”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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4 COMMENTS

    • You got to be white. Shut the fuck up for real. If you had to go through the type of bullshit we have to go through you wouldnt have shit to say. Race definitely played a part in this. We are tired of people like you over looking shit and thinking this type of behavior is ok. We are tired of people like you thinking that we are complaining about nothing.

  1. Blatant, harmful,hurtful RACISM perpetrated by ignorant power wielding people. This is WRONG. It not only hurts Jaaye, it hurts all people of color and our country. This MUST STOP.

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