Thursday, March 26, 2009

Video: Florida Judge Jumps Over Bench, Tackles Defendant

Law.com sets the stage:
Florida Judge Ian Richards demonstrated he could wield more than a gavel when he took a flying leap over his bench to tackle a defendant bent on attacking a former girlfriend who was testifying against him in a domestic violence case. A bailiff was handcuffing the 29-year-old defendant when he bolted toward the witness, who sought refuge between the bench and the witness box. The judge then vaulted the bench to help subdue the attacker.
And with today's evidence in support of cameras in the court room,  YouTube fulfills its duly appointed societal duty:



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