What a way to start the bLAWg: a courthouse shooting.

I just read where a guy pulled a gun and shot at courthouse security deputies in St. Pete earlier today.

What the hell is wrong with people? Why does an innocent deputy, trying to protect the rest of us, have to get injured, and other deputies have to live with the trauma of having to cap this jerk? Thank God there were no civilians hurt by this nutcase.

I go in and out of courthouses every day. I have been in that courthouse many times. I take it for granted that there are deranged whackadoos who can just go nuts at any time out there. The lesson for all of us: be aware of your surroundings. Know where you are at all times, and know what is happening around you. We live in a strange world. Please be careful, and don’t hesitate to tell authorities about anything unusual. Being aloof could cost you your life.

Author: Joe Bodiford

Tallahassee criminal defense attorney. Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Nationally Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy, and AV* rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Former adjunct professor of law and co-director of the Trial Team at Florida State University College of Law; former adjunct professor of law at Stetson University College of Law (Florida criminal procedure, Trial Advocacy). Curator of Advocacy Underground. Practicing in the area of State and Federal Criminal Trial and Appeals. Visit us at www.BodifordLaw.com!