Justice Livingstone berated Judge Jeremy Gold from the dock for not dealing with the charge of carrying an imitation firearm on a stationary train at Norwood Junction, when he appeared at Croydon Crown Court on Friday.
He was Tasered by police, following the alleged incident last November.Oh, boy!
Livingstone, who refused to remove his flat cap before entering the dock, citing "personal reasons", became angry and launched the verbal assault because he wanted Judge Gold to deal with the charge that day.Which is pretty stupid of him, because as we all know, while judges are fantastically lenient about the most heinous acts, they tend to be very, very prickly where their own authority is challenged…
In the first of two animated rants, rising from his perch after Judge Gold refused to deal with the charge that day, Livingstone told the judge: "You are quite rigid in your reasoning in terms of not listening to me."
The heated words forced Judge Gold to interject ruling: "Mr Livingstone doesn't run the court. I do."By now, I suspect a US judge would have had him gagged!
But about ten minutes later before the hearing's conclusion, alluding to his "son of God" status, Livingstone rose again to attack Judge Gold: "There is one other thing I want to tell you. I have become too big to be charged or arrested. It is in the best interests to deal with this [now].
"I'm very sad you have avoided to deal with it today. I'm absolutely heartbroken. I know it would be more cost-effective to this country if it had been dealt with today."
Judge Gold angrily countered for a second time, saying: "I'm not going to enter into an argument with you. All the matters will be dealt with in the court case.
"The matters are for a trial and I'm not prepared to make any rulings on them today."I can’t wait for the trial! It promises to be rather amusing.
Shiraz Aziz, defending Livingstone, told the court 14 witnesses would be called for the trial. He said the charges of assault would be "deeply contested" by his client, and that the imitation firearm alluded to in the charges was a toy gun.
Livingstone was granted unconditional bail until the trial, listed for November 19.*orders popcorn*