A judge who blamed a “third string” prosecutor for letting accused vandals of Confederate monuments walk is facing criticism this week. The Herald-Sun says North Carolina judge Fred Battaglia called Assistant District Attorney Ameshia Cooper “third string” in conversation at a Republican Party event. The sports analogy, apparently inspired by a Friday night basketball game between Duke and North Carolina universities.
Battaglia asked, “If the third string goes in tonight at 9 p.m., what do you think is going to happen? I was raised old school. If you try a case, you try it hard. But if you run your third string, you know what is going to happen.”
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But Durham County District Attorney Roger Echols, an African-American like Cooper, suggested on Monday that description is...