Montgomery County Judge's Remarks Make National Headlines

Montgomery County Judge Wayne Shelton's comments comparing black-on-black killings to killings committed by the KKK are making national headlines, The Leaf-Chronicle reports. The remarks came as Shelton was presiding over the preliminary hearing of Vincent Bryan Merriweather, one of the three men accused of gunning down Antorius Gallion in Clarksville on Nov. 19. Shelton, who is the longest sitting judge in Tennessee, told The Leaf-Chronicle that "Black lives really do matter. The total disregard of that fact by any in our society is totally reprehensible."

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