- Gwinnet County
A Georgia judge was suspended Tuesday, and later resigned, after comparing anti-Confederate protesters to ISIS, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
“The nut cases tearing down monuments are equivalent to ISIS destroying history,” Gwinnett County Judge Jim Hinkle wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday, according to WALB10.
“It looks like all of the snowflakes have no concept of history,” Hinkle also posted on Saturday, an hour after the attack occurred, the Journal-Constitution reported.
“Get over it and move on … In Richmond VA all of the Confederate monuments on Monument Ave. have people on horses whose asses facing North. PERFECT!”
Despite telling the Journal-Constitution that he didn’t “see anything controversial” about the posts, Hinkle resigned on Wednesday, according to a press statement sent to Business Insider, just one day after Chief Magistrate Judge Kristina Hammer Blum suspended him.
“Hinkle offered his immediate resignation from his position as a part-time Magistrate with the Gwinnett County Magistrate Court,” Blum said in the statement.
“For 14 years, Judge Hinkle has dutifully served this Court. He is a lifelong public servant and former Marine. However, he has acknowledged that his statements on social media have disrupted the mission of this Court, which is to provide justice for all. I have accepted Judge Hinkle’s resignation.”
Hinkle’s Facebook profile had either been deactivated or made private on Tuesday, the Journal Constitution reported.
These aren’t the only inflammatory remarks Hinkle had made.
“Well, the U.S. Treasury has just announced the ugliest $20 bill, or any money ever,” Hinkle wrote on Facebook in 2016 in reference to Harriet Tubman replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, the Journal-Constitution reported.
He’s also made controversial statements about Islam, the Journal-Constitution reported.