A judge has said he wants a white man he convicted in 1999 of killing a black man to be freed because he found him guilty due to his own reverse racism.
Frank Barbaro, a retired Brooklyn Supreme Court judge, said he convicted Donald Kagan, now 39, of shooting Wavell Wint, 22, because he saw the man as 'a bigot'.
He said that he had denied Kagan a fair trial because of his own civil rights activist opinions.
'Mr. Kagan had no intent to kill that man,' Barbaro, 86, told Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice ShawnDya Simpson in court, the New York Post reported.
'I believe now that I was seeing this young white fellow as a bigot, as someone who assassinated an African-American.'
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