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Badass Judge Tackles Suspect -- In Court!!!

3/24/2009 7:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Some dude broke the law -- so the judge broke the dude.

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It all went down in a Broward County, Florida courtroom just a short time ago -- some dumbass criminal accused of domestic violence went berserk and tried to attack his alleged victim.

That's when Judge Ian Richards leapt off his bench and helped subdue the scumbag.

The dirtball now faces some brand new charges: Resisting arrest and domestic battery.

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16.

DS    

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5. The judge needs to be sued.... that's abuse of power...... rodney king all over again....... the girl obviously needed a good beat down, the judge should have kept his nose out of it..
Posted at 7:09PM on Mar 24th 2009 by UnReal

Oh, please. What are you, twelve? Were you any more than a fetus when the Rodney King incident went down? The defendant was being attacked and the judge stepped in - thankfully - to intervene. NOBODY - man OR woman - ever deserves "a good beat down." Jesus, people like you who condone needless violence are a good part of the reason why this world is so messed up. Don't go blaming the po-lice and the justice system for the fact that you're an a-hole.

Likely what will happen is that the judge simply won't preside over the trial that involves this particular incident, and it's likely he'll step down for this case as well.

2040 days ago
17.

nicole    

It would be a safer place if we had more MEN like the judge!

2040 days ago
18.

cozmo rox    

I like the way all the white lawyers in the fore ground run like hell !!

2040 days ago
19.

SmaterTHANu    

Well... Cutbacks are great right? Are you kidding me that in that type of court room that there was no Peace Officer in the courtroom? So cut back on Deputy's and increase the public's exposure to possible harm. Everyday I am finding myself disappointed in our culture... our country. We are a nation without "whistle-blowers" because everyone is on the "take".

2040 days ago
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eyes glued opened    

hmmm, not surprised.... more blacks attacking blacks.. LIVE AT 6!!! maybe if they got a job, paid their bills, and attended anger management classes, then they wouldn't be in court in the first place.... Don't see white or spanish people carrying on like this.. they should just kill off each other and we would have this problem..

2040 days ago
21.

mio    

That's NOT brave, that's stupidity! Now the defendant can have the case thrown out due to an emotionally involved judge...

2040 days ago
22.

del    

A court deputy uncuffs the defendant right before he goes for the victim. The defendant's attorney said that since the defendant came to this out of custody hearing of his own accord, he shouldn't be in cuffs. Mistake!

2040 days ago
23.

pendav    

That was fu*&ing awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

2040 days ago
24.

Crazy    

LMAO!!! What is that lady spraying?

2040 days ago
25.

javi    

judge jury and executioner dude!!! he's a bad bad man i hope the goverment allow judges to carry weapons under the robe.

2040 days ago
26.

jaime    

That was super sweet!! The judge should have punched him in the face a couple times lol

2040 days ago
27.

Marketing $ociologist    

Broward County - that's where Hulk Hogan's divorce trial is going on. I wonder? What is TMZ covering up?

2040 days ago
28.

Burp    

Number 21: No, the judge wasn't "emotionally involved." He, like the other legal officials in the room, used reasonable force to subdue the animal-- erm, defendant. He didn't keep hitting or kicking said defendant; the defendant was removed from the courtroom with, actually, a minimum of fuss (he didn't keep struggling). What WILL be funny, though, is when he's whining and crying 'cause he has to appear in shackles and a shock belt (hopefully a defective one-- one that shocks at random) at his next hearing. That's what I love to read in cases. The animals act like animals (or worse, actually), then they're all "poor pitiable me" when the system treats them accordingly.

2040 days ago
29.

baby    

LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AT #9 " CHRIS BROWN IS THAT YOU "

2040 days ago
30.

angie    

why does the story say this JUST happend, the date on the video says it was back in march.

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