A span of Manhattan Criminal Court judges voiced their disregard for one another on Wednesday, sensitively trade expletives within reach of a bustling courtroom.
The weird back-and-forth came partway by the plodding, two-hour prolonged prosecution of 6 defendants confronting drug and gun charges brought by the city’s special narcotics prosecutor.
An raging Judge Anthony Ferrara entered the ninth-floor courtroom of his co-worker Judge Felicia Mennin by a side door, accompanied by a justice officer.
When he saw counsel Michael Croce scheming for one of his clients, Ferrara stretched out his arms, his black dress draped around him, and demanded to know when the profession would be appearing in his courtroom.
“What’s this all about, anyway?” Ferrara asked in a shrill voice to no one in particular.
When his query went unanswered, he approached Mennin on the bench.
“OK. This is not a review I’m prepared to have right here,” Mennin said, suggesting they step to a side room.
The span then walked into the adjoining room, but left the doorway open as they continued their review in inside tones.
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The ungainly moment incited antagonistic when Ferrara was overheard revelation his associate jurist, “F— you.”
“You know what, Tony? F— you, too.”
Ferrara then stormed out of the room.
A justice orator declined to criticism when contacted Wednesday.
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