LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — A Gwinnett County judge and longtime local politician has been suspended after a series of controversial Facebook posts came to light.
Over the weekend, magistrate Judge Jim Hinkle, who also was a longtime mayor of Grayson, made several posts in which he called people protesting Civil War monuments “snowflakes” and “nut cases,” and compared those who would tear down those monuments to radical Islamic group ISIS.
The posts brought to light older controversial posts by Hinkle. In January, the judge posted that he was “proud to be a deplorable infidel,” an apparent reference to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s reference to some of now-President Donald Trump’s most extreme supporters as “deplorables.”
But they are snowflakes and nutcases, violent nutcases in fact.