Judge Resigns After Sharing Image Of Noose In ‘Make America Great Again’ Post

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019

A New York commission dropped its formal proceedings against Kyle R. Canning after he agreed never to seek or accept judicial office in the future.

A judge in upstate New York was forced to resign after posting an image of a noose on his Facebook page with a caption claiming people must be punished in order to “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” officials said Tuesday.

Kyle R. Canning, 29, who served as a justice for the Altona Town Court about 175 miles north of Albany, submitted his resignation in June after the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct charged him about a month earlier with “conveying racial and/or political bias” on Facebook.

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