KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City Defender has obtained a trove of official court documents revealing a racist judge who has abused his power to determine illegal punishment sentences for Black people for decades.
We spoke with Tommy Simmons, a lifelong resident of Kansas City and a Black man who was illegally sentenced to 2 years in solitary confinement by Judge Dale Young, the presiding judge in the Historic Eric DeValkenaere Trial, also known as the Cameron Lamb Case.
Judge Young “weaponized” solitary confinement in hopes of “silencing” Simmons and “covering up his illegal management” of Simmons’ case.
Simmons made public a slew of official court records supporting his shocking allegations. His evidence displays Judge Young’s long history of white supremacist corruption with the KCPD, including both the punishment of innocent Black people and participating in KCPD coverups.
As shown in the official court document above, Judge Young signed off on an order to immediately end Mr. Simmons’ ability to communicate with the outside world. Simmons’ evidence provides a linear sequence of events backing his claim that this was a direct attempt to “cover-up” what happened to him, and to “intimidate him.”
Tommy is currently waging a $100 Million federal lawsuit as a result of his illegal 2 year solitary confinement sentence.
Numerous community members are now demanding the removal of Judge Young from Eric DeValkenaere’s Trial, including; Sheryl Ferguson with It’s Time 4 Justice; Khadijah Hardaway, a Kansas-based Organizer; and Pastor Darren Edwards with the clergy-based group Getting to The Heart of The Matter.
The Defender reached out to Youngs’ office who says the judge and court cannot comment on a pending case.
This is a developing story.