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Accused of Calling a Black Juror ‘Aunt Jemima,’ Pennsylvania Judge Barred From Cases

March 8, 2020
A Pittsburgh area judge accused of making racist comments about a juror has been barred from hearing cases, according to a court order issued this week. Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Mark Tranquilli is accused of repeatedly referring to a black juror as “Aunt Jemima.” Tranquilli made the racially-charged references during a conversation in his…