17 November 2006

A Deputy's Worst Nightmare

A defendant comes to the courtroom and the family of the victim rush him. A melee ensues (link is to the video).

From USA Today

1 comment:

Steve Armstrong said...

As I watched the video- I noticed one thing. The deputies who work courtroom security typically look like those deputies in the video. Maybe it’s the cop in me, but as anyone who has worked in a courtroom knows, it wouldn’t take much for some large thug to overpower the 50-60 year old grandfather (or grandmother, like in Atlanta a few years back) and wreck havoc. Imagine those guys in the video simply taking the deputy’s gun and dispensing their own sentence. Its happened before and its amazing that it doesn’t happen more often.