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    Joel Boniek, Former GOP Montana State Rep., Leads Heckling Of Judge

    LIVINGSTON, Mont. -- A Montana judge walked out of a court hearing after being heckled by a rowdy crowd, leaving the conservative former state legislator who instigated it all to declare he was in charge of the courtroom and proclaim the case against him dismissed.
    Former Republican Rep. Joel Boniek appeared in Park County's Justice Court on Monday for what should have been a simple scheduling hearing before Justice of the Peace Linda Budeski and Deputy County Attorney Kathleen Carrick.
    Instead, Boniek walked into the hearing followed by supporters and questioned the prosecutor's authority in the case.
    Boniek, 51, was arrested in July on charges of obstructing a peace officer, resisting arrest and fleeing from or eluding a peace officer. He has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors say he failed to stop at an emergency roadblock set up near his home in the Paradise Valley during a wildfire.
    According to the Livingston Enterprise, Boniek questioned whether the county employees had the proper credentials to handle his case, and he tried to stifle Carrick from addressing the judge.
    "Your honor, why is this woman even speaking if she can't prove she's (a public official)?" Boniek said.
    The proceedings further devolved when a Boniek supporter became vocal. When Budeski told the supporter he was out of order, the man replied with an expletive and said, "You're out of order."
    Others in the crowd joined in, and Budeski suddenly announced that court was adjourned and left. Many people refused law enforcement officers' demands to leave the courtroom.
    "The judge has left the room, I'm in charge now," Boniek said.

    "No, you're not," an officer responded.

    Joel Boniek, Former GOP Montana State Rep., Leads Heckling Of Judge
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    What a freaking douche. He seems to believe he is above the law in all points, better than everyone else. Doesn't that make him a form of a sociopath?
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    Damn shame the judge just gets up and walks out. Total lack of control and ability to establish order.
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    Yep. Declare them in contempt and then effect the arrests
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    I can't even imagine if some joker tried to pull that around here. I don't care how many there are. The judge would have left the courtroom, but only after we sealed everyone in so we could handle business if they refused to leave. And a defendant refusing to cooperate with a security search? Please.
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    Well we found the King of the Douchebags and the Queen of the Bedwetters in the same courtroom.
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