Black Lives Matters protesters arrested in Stockton accuse the San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office of racial bias.
A motion was filed to have the State Attorney General take over the prosecution of the demonstrators.
Eight people face charges following a protest in February after a Stockton City Council meeting.
Last Halloween, pictures surfaced of some district attorney workers performing a skit with a Snow White character and people holding signs saying “Dwarf Lives Matter.”
Defense Attorney Yolanda Huang calls it blatant racism.
“A skit that is clearly demeaning to Black Lives Matter, they should be removed from prosecuting Black Lives Matter protesters.”
Carmen Slaughter has 2 teen daughters facing charges.
“I think they racially bias, I think they should be held accountable for the Black Lives Matter skit that they did during Halloween.”
Deputy D.A. Robert Himelblau says a similar motion in another case was denied by a judge just recently.
“We don’t believe there’s any true argument why a particular event by one or two attorneys affects all 150 employees of the San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office.”