This guy not only gets a year in jail for running his mouth…He gets a beat down from the Judge!
A lot of crazy white folks in the news today…Is it something in the Kale Salad?
The robe came off.
A Michigan judge, growing increasingly frustrated with a defendant who was talking back to him, stormed down from his bench and rushed to help subdue the man as he resisted being handcuffed.
Though the incident took place in December, video footage of the scuffle was published this week onMlive.com. It showed a rare instance of a judge physically intervening in a courtroom situation — something that at least one of the Michigan judge’s colleagues said was justified in this case.
The four-minute, profanity-laced video showed the defendant, Jacob Larson, accusing Jackson County Circuit Court Judge John McBain of being “buddy-buddy” with a woman Larson had been accused of stalking for about a year, Mlive reported.
The hearing was about Larson’s alleged violation of a personal protection order against the woman, who in the video is seated at a table next to Larson but whose face is blurred.
The video shows that the hearing began calmly but escalated quickly as McBain questioned Larson about his persistent Facebook messages to the woman, despite a personal protection order against him.
“It’s like ‘Fatal Attraction’ kind of stuff that I warned you about last time,” McBain said, referring to the 1987 film in which Glenn Close plays an obsessive stalker. “I told you to just leave her alone. She was a classmate of yours. She apparently has no interest in — ”
“I want her to tell me to leave me alone,” Larson said, motioning toward the woman as he interrupted the judge.
That seemed to irritate McBain, whose voice became noticeably sharper as he responded: “You know what? I told you to leave her alone. And apparently that didn’t get through loud and clear. So today, you’re going to jail for three days.”
What followed was an escalating exchange in which Larson accused the judge of being “buddy-buddy” with the woman and McBain declaring that the defendant has “a bad attitude.”
As Larson continued interrupting the judge, McBain upped his jail sentence.
“Forty-five days … 93 days in the county jail,” McBain told Larson. “You want to go for a year? Try it right now.”
A court officer seen in the video told Mlive.com that as he tried to take Larson into custody, the defendant “tensed up” and tried to fight him. Larson and the officer, identified by Mlive.com as Jared Schultz, struggled as Larson continued to point and talk to the woman.
“Tell me to leave you alone!” he said. “Tell him right now!”