Orange County Dist. Atty. Todd Spitzer is losing political support and facing calls to resign after interracial comments he made while discussing the case of a Black murder defendant came to light last week.
Spitzer made the comments on Oct. 1 at a meeting with top prosecutors about whether to pursue the death penalty against the Black defendant, Jamon Buggs.
Spitzer said Black men dated white women to “get themselves out of their bad circumstances and bad situations,” according to a memo by then-prosecutor Ebrahim Baytieh, who was fired by Spitzer this month.
Spitzer told The Times that Baytieh misquoted him, and he actually described Black men’s motivation in dating white women as improving “their stature in the community.”
Spitzer apologized on Monday, saying that he “used an example that was insensitive.” Source
There are some calling the comment racist, but is it racist or was he telling…
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