Now that's what I call a public servant!
'The woman, the former social worker of two of the teenage thugs, leaned over the judge's bench and screamed hysterically at him, apparently about London's spiralling gang violence among black teens.
'The blonde white woman in her thirties, dressed all in black, with knee high boots, made several references to the spate of black teenagers murdered in recent weeks, including Michael Dosunmu, 15, shot in his bed in Peckham last month, and Kodjo Yenga, 16, stabbed in Hammersmith last Wednesday.
'She yelled at the judge: "I'm a social worker. I've just lost my job."
'As police and court officials rushed to restrain her, she shouted: "I don't care if I fucking get arrested.
'"That boy that was lying on the floor dying... they stabbed him to death. Do you know just what they were shouting? 'Kill him, kill him'."
'As worried officials begged her to stop, she said: "I've already got the sack."
'The judge remained in his seat as she harangued him, and tried to calm her as she became more and more hysterical, but what he said could not be heard above her screams.
'As pandemonium overtook the court, she was surrounded by around ten officials and lawyers trying to calm her, but she shouted ever louder.
'She said: "My children. Fuck the lot of you.
'"For every black child who is shot dead in their bed by gangs... you will fucking listen to me.
'"You will have to fucking kill me to get me off this stand."
'There were then heckles from the public gallery as people shouted 'get her out of here', and in moments dozens of people were yelling at the same time.
'The woman again screamed: "You will hear me."
'The judge replied calmly: "I have heard you."
'But she shouted back: "You are going to hear me."
'She then turned to some of those trying to restrain her, shouting "get away from me. Get back. Don't fucking touch me", then yelled at the judge "you're not listening to me at all".
'At this point Judge Blacksell turned to address the noisy hecklers in the public gallery, saying: "Will you be quiet. This doesn't help me. Will you please be quiet in the public gallery."
'When they ignored him, he snapped: "Just what is wrong with you? I have enough difficulty hearing without you joining in."
'The woman screamed: "They are angry because children are being killed in their fucking beds."
'She was then finally dragged off struggling seriously, and screaming, apparently at the people at the back of the court, "stand up for every fucking black kid that's got shot... for every kid jailed in America."
'As she was dragged past a number of black spectators in the public gallery, thought to be relatives of the defendants, she yelled at them "you bastards, you've let your fucking black people down".
'The judge was this morning due to pass sentence on seven members of a vicious gang of 'steamers' that also included the killers of City lawyer Tom ap Rhys Price, Donnel Carty and Delano Brown.
'The gang robbed at least 30 commuters on tube trains, threatening violence and rape. It took some minutes for order to be restored to the noisy court, and after the judge asked who the woman was, barrister Stan Rice, representing 17 year-old Harry Bees said she was the social worker to his client and fellow defendant Aaron Dennis, 19.
'He added: "She has been very helpful during this case. I am very surprised by her actions this morning."'
I think we all are, Stan.
My favourite bit is where the judge says he is having trouble hearing her. It's so British and yet so American.
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