“Some judges pack a gavel -- this judge was packing heat.
A Georgia judge is under fire after he allegedly pulled his pistol in a courtroom in an apparent attempt to drive a point home to a sexual assault victim.
Lumpkin County Superior Court Judge David Barrett wasn't angry, but making "a poor rhetorical point" when he flashed the piece this week, District Attorney Jeff Langley told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Barrett was presiding over a sexual assault case in which a woman brought charges of rape and aggravated assault against Scott Sugarman, a former Hall County sheriff's deputy.
But when the victim took the stand to testify, Barrett told her that she was "killing her case" -- allegedly because she wasn't cooperating -- pulled out his gat and pretended to hand it her way.
"[Barrett said] 'You might as well shoot your lawyer,'" Langley told the paper.
The woman -- whose name is being withheld because she may be the victim of a sexual crime -- wasn't shocked and "thought it was a test" by Barrett to gauge her reaction. Langley claims that he objected and approached the bench to tell Barrett to put the gun down.”-(Credit: HuffPost)
Now this is how a court room should operate. “Don’t want to cooperate? Here’s a fucking gun. Shoot your lawyer in the face because you are KILLING this case” That’s what The Guy is talking about! This is much better than any of the 14 court room dramedys TNT rolls out each year (dramedys are drama/comedy...I didn’t make up the word). Some of you may see this judge as a mad man but I see this judge as a man dedicated to his craft. “Seriously The Guy?” Think about it. Who knows how long this guy has been carrying that gun around in his briefcase? Months? Years maybe? Just waiting for the right moment! “ ‘The right moment’ The Guy?” Yea! You know he planned this joke years ago. “You know what would be funny? If I bring a gun to the court and hand it to a victim and tell them to shoot their lawyer then say ‘You are killing this case’....Classic!” From that day forward he has been packing that gun in his briefcase waiting for the perfect moment then suddenly it happened. BOOM! Instant hilariousness. Do you even get the joke? Killing this case? Hands her a gun? FUCKING CLASSIC! You can’t write this stuff baby! I can’t tell you how long The Guy laughed at this. The comedic value of this stunt is through the roof! I mean this has to be the courtroom equivalent of yelling at a ref to “get off your knees because you are blowing this game.” It has to be! Do I think this judge should lose his job? Absolutely. I mean come on....he brought a gun into a courtroom! What kind of idiot would do that? Do I think it is the best possible way for a judge to go out? You bet your ass I do. A wise man once said “always leave ‘em laughing” And that is exactly what this judge did. For that I applaud you sir. Have a Ky Guy on me!
P.S. This is totally a stunt that Michael Scott would pull if he was a judge. Just saying.