A Judge Goes All Judge Dredd and Straight Up Tries to Kick An Attorney’s Ass
This is fun. When public defender Andrew Weinstock didn’t take too kindly to Judge John Murphy trying to pressure his client into waving his right to a speedy trial, he was basically like, “what’s your deal, dude?” A super fed up Judge Murphy responded with, “You know, if I had a rock right now, I’d throw it at you.” Such a cool threat. Not enough people threatening stoning these days.
Things escalate from there and Judge Murphy challenges Weinstock to a fight out back. In kinda a boss move, before the challenge is even out of Murphy’s mouth, Weinstock breaks for the hallway to take the Judge up on his challenge. Within seconds, a scuffle and shouting are heard unfolding offscreen. What we allegedly hear is Judge Murphy grabbing Weinstock and unloading a couple blows, before the fight gets broken up by some deputies.
I love this. Weinstock was more or less giving Judge Murphy more work, and especially on a Monday in the summer (which is when this went down), how much does it suck when someone just isn’t in the same summer mode that you are? I would’ve loved it if at old jobs, when my boss tried to pile on some annoying assignment, I could’ve had the option to just fight him instead.
“I’m gonna need you to organize our client folders by tomorrow afternoon.” “Oh yeah, here’s a different alternative – how ’bout I kick your fucking ass?”
Bravo Judge Murphy.