Leaked video shows judge's epic courtroom meltdown7/5/2012
Who yells for order in the court when the judge is way out of order? Nobody, apparently. This video from the West Virginia courtroom of Judge William Watkins will blow your speakers as he shouts at Rev. Arthur Hage during a hearing to discuss the selling of property following Hage's divorce. Watkins was already pissed at Hage before he wriggled into his robe, blaming Hage for a news story that ran a picture of the judge's house beside it; Watkins says his home was vandalized as a result. The high points include Watkins' opening tirade ("You disgusting piece of..."), the 7:00 minute mark and a final "Shut up!"-filled closing. Watkins has since recused himself from the case.
Judge Watkins will not face sanctions. Should he?