In my humble opinion, anyone who is being charged with domestic abuse should immediately be ordered to undergo a psychiatric evalution while they are still in the same state of mind which allowed them to act out in the first place. Plus, when one attempts a suicide, it ought to warrant a miminum of a three day minimum involuntary mental evaluation.
It's sad that a grown man cannot even make himself behave knowing that there are many eyes watching what he does next. Perhaps it IS because he is mentally unstable, in which case he should immediately be removed from office until such a time that he is deemed mentally fit to serve again.
Finally, no one should be excused for bad courthouse antics; this time for being late for court. As the article points out, he's has had issues with the court before. A contempt of court charge should have been levied. He's not that much of a VIP that he can just stroll into court whenever it's convenient for him.
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