I thought I was reading a satirical article at first.

Judge Olu Stevens' feelings are seriously hurt.

The Courier-JournalJordan and Tommy Gray's 3-year-old daughter was watching "SpongeBob" when two armed men broke into their home near Buechel on March 21, 2013, and robbed them at gunpoint.

Jordan wrote in a victim impact statement that her daughter was still "in constant fear of black men." Both robbers were African-American.

Wallace and his accomplice, Marquis McAfee, both 27, were arrested about three weeks after the robbery. Both pleaded guilty and McAfee, who was on probation for a prior crime, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, which he is serving.

But Stevens said in court that Wallace had no prior convictions for violent crimes and strong support from his family and friends, who wrote letters to the judge noting that he had won the "Johnny Unitas Scholar Athlete Award" at Iroquois High School and stayed out of trouble during 17 months in jail awaiting trial.

"If holding a little girl at gunpoint gets you probation, then our system is flawed," Gray said.

But when Wallace was brought up for sentencing Feb. 4 in Jefferson Circuit Court, it was the parents, not Wallace, who suffered Judge Olu Stevens' wrath.

[MOSTCOMMONPHRASEINLIBERALVOCABULARY]"I am offended.[/MOSTCOMMONPHRASEINLIBERALVOCABULARY] … I am deeply offended that they would be victimized by an individual and express some kind of fear of all black men," he said.

The Grays were not in court as Stevens denounced their statements and granted probation to Wallace, whom he said deserved the opportunity to redeem himself.


#blackprivilege is robbing a family at gunpoint and getting away with it because you're a good quarterback