Seems to me the judge is backing herself into the "harm done" corner. Her own statements show her to not be afraid of engaging either side or bringing higher tension to the situation.
I am in the business of responding to ripe issues of controversy.
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, Home Firearm Safety and Pistol Instructor
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Leonardo da Vinci