Florida judge allegedly punches public defender

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Judge John Murphy. Do you want to fuck with Judge John Murphy? Public defender Andrew Weinstock did, and look what happened to him.

MURPHY: If I had a rock, I would throw it at you right now. Stop pissing me off! Just sit down! I’ll take care of it. I don’t need your help. Sit! Down!

WEINSTOCK I’m the public defender, I have the right to be here and I have a right to stand and represent my clients.

MURPHY: Sit down. If you want to fight, let’s go out back and I’ll just beat your ass.

WEINSTOCK: Let’s go right now.

They go outside

MURPHY: (shrieking) YOU WANNA FUCK WITH ME? DO YA?

Incomprehensible yelling

I know it's beyond cliché at this point, but ... Florida.

Judge tells attorney 'I'll beat your ass,' allegedly throws punches outside court [WFTV]

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  1. What, and give up a public defender who is actually willing to fight for his clients, metaphorically and literally?

    It would make more sense to get the judge to be recused.

  2. How about removed/impeached, instead? A judge who is willing to throw punches at a lawyer for following proper procedure is definitely not worthy of being a judge.

    This lawyer should seriously press charges for assault.

  3. When asked "if you want to fight, let's go outside", isn't the correct answer to say "Are you threatening me? Because if you're threatening me, we can get the police involved right now."

    Both of those guys were being hijacked by their amygdalas. It would be interesting to know how it got to that point.

  4. The only voice I can hear:

  5. I'm beginning to think of Florida as this sort of pocket dimension where the normal laws of physics and nature don't apply, sort of like if you combined Alice in Wonderland with The Road Warrior.

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