Ministers threaten boycott of businesses supporting judge

Panel finds probable cause Judge Mark Hulsey made racist, sexist remarks


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A group of ministers taking aim at a Jacksonville judge for alleged racist and sexist remarks are not only targeting him but are also taking aim at businesses and attorneys who support the judge.

Judge Mark Hulsey came under fire last week by the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which found probable cause that Hulsey made the inappropriate remarks to his staff.

Hulsey was formally charged by the commission for misconduct. He denies the claim.

Last week, a group of ministers who have brought the issue to the forefront in the past said they plan to protest at the courthouse if Hulsey does not resign.

They also called out a group of black attorneys who stood behind Hulsey after the commission's findings were released, saying he is not racist.

The ministers went a step further Monday and issued a statement that says:

If you are part of the establishment helping Judge Hulsey, you can expect your business to be singled out, called out and put out. We will not stand idly by and let the powerful dictate the terms of justice in Jacksonville.”

Hulsey still has about ten days to respond to the charges.

The commission will then hold a hearing in Jacksonville and could make a recommendation to the State Supreme court about any action that might be taken against him.

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