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Judge Who Punched Attorney Returning to Bench
NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Jun 28, 2014

Posted on 06/28/2014 6:43:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A Florida judge accused of punching an assistant public defender during an altercation outside a courtroom is returning to the bench but in a different capacity.

SNIP

Murphy allegedly hit assistant public defender Andrew Weinstock outside a courtroom after the two exchanged words over whether his client could have a speedy trial.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcmiami.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
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1 posted on 06/28/2014 6:43:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: BlueYonder; thingumbob; amzgirl; 75thOVI; Ravenstar; June2; LuvFreeRepublic; AdvisorB; 88keys; ...
Brevard County, Florida ping.

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(not associated with the county government)


2 posted on 06/28/2014 6:44:55 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: nickcarraway

This makes me feel very cynical.


3 posted on 06/28/2014 6:56:20 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: nickcarraway

I think it would be awesome if justice became a contact sport.


4 posted on 06/28/2014 7:01:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: nickcarraway

I need more information before I decide who SHOULD have been punched ... :-) ...


5 posted on 06/28/2014 7:12:48 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“I think it would be awesome if justice became a contact sport.”

No, you wouldn’t. Anyway, the supposed justice we are subject to in this police state is already a contact sport. I’m thinking of SWAT teams blowing holes in babies and the Sheriff saying “I’m OK with that”.

On the other hand, I understand what you’re saying.


6 posted on 06/28/2014 7:25:38 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Star Traveler

More info at http://judgepedia.org/John_C._Murphy

‘When the brief fight ended, the people in the courtroom clapped. The New York Daily News reported that they were applauding the judge. One witness told WKMG-TV that Weinstock had acted “extremely rude.”’


7 posted on 06/28/2014 7:44:47 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: dljordan; FlingWingFlyer
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” ― H.L. Mencken
8 posted on 06/28/2014 8:25:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: nickcarraway

this dude needs to be off the bench


9 posted on 06/28/2014 8:26:57 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: nickcarraway

the idiots who applauded didn’t get that what the judge was trying to force the attorney to do was waive the defendant’s right to a speedy trial to assist the judge with his calendar. The attorney can’t do that. The judge had no right to say or do the things he did, he is not of judicial temperament.


10 posted on 06/28/2014 8:29:05 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Star Traveler

Deputy Bryon Griffin, who was at the scene, later explained:
“ I stepped into the back hallway and saw the two of them grabbing ahold of each other’s suitcoat, pushing each other back and forth...I heard Judge Murphy say, ‘Do you wanna f-ck with me, do you?’ and I heard Mr. Weinstock say, ‘Alright.’ I immediately stepped in and separated the two of them as they still had a grasp on each other.[8] ”

—Deputy Bryon Griffin[10]

When the brief fight ended, the people in the courtroom clapped. The New York Daily News reported that they were applauding the judge. One witness told WKMG-TV that Weinstock had acted “extremely rude.”[6]

No charges were filed against the judge, though he agreed to take a temporary leave of absence and to seek anger management counseling.[11]


11 posted on 06/28/2014 8:36:12 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” ― H.L. Mencken

I know that feeling :)

12 posted on 06/28/2014 8:40:44 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: nickcarraway; All

There is a video of it at the link...unbelievable.


13 posted on 06/28/2014 8:47:34 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: yldstrk

The attorney was rude, not respectful.......perhaps the judge had had a snootful of this guy.....

If you listened to the tape, the judge DOES give the man a right to a speedy trial.


14 posted on 06/28/2014 9:08:33 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Star Traveler; FlingWingFlyer

I mean, be fair. Haven’t we all wanted to punch a lawyer at some time or other?


15 posted on 06/28/2014 9:42:40 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Guenevere

I did listen to the tape

the judge wannted the lawyer to waive it


16 posted on 06/28/2014 10:39:54 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: nickcarraway

whole lot of lawyers need a good punching.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 3:43:47 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Guenevere
If you listened to the tape, the judge DOES give the man a right to a speedy trial.

A speedy trial is a right guaranteed to every defendant by the Constitution. A judge cannot give a defendant a right to a speedy trial. Nor can a judge take it away. Only the defendant can terminate that right through voluntary waiver. In this case the judge was trying to get the defendant to waive the right and the attorney, quite properly, refused to do so on behalf of his client.

18 posted on 06/29/2014 6:53:34 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Obama: Our first black, gay, Kenyan, Muslim president!)
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To: KevinB

Did you listen to the tape?
I listened to the tape.
Where does the judge deny the man his right to a speedy trial???????


19 posted on 06/29/2014 10:37:30 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Guenevere

Yes, I listened to the tape. My post was in response to your earlier statement that “the judge DOES give the man a right to a speedy trial.” My point, again, is that a judge does not give a right to a speedy trial. The defendant already has that right under the Constitution. A judge can’t give it or take it away. It only goes away if the defendant chooses to waive it. The judge was trying to get the defendant to waive the right and the attorney, appropriately, was having none of it.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 11:21:23 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Obama: Our first black, gay, Kenyan, Muslim president!)
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To: KevinB

We’re talking cross purposes here......
Of course the man has a right to a speedy trial.....
The attorney, in my opinion, came into that courtroom loaded for bear.....and the judge did not like his attitude!
The attorney set the tone for what followed.


21 posted on 06/29/2014 1:35:47 PM PDT by Guenevere
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This is the third article I've seen on this incident, and not one has mentioned why the Defense Attorney refused to waive the “right to a speedy trial”, or what the accusations were against the defendant.

I don't have audio right now, so it's of no use to tell me to listen to it.

Does anyone have a transcript?
And does anyone know what the charges were and/or what happened to the defendant?

22 posted on 06/29/2014 6:57:42 PM PDT by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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