Can you say OOPS? Denver District Judge Frank Martinez sure can now, after jokingly comparing a prosecuting attorney to Hitler. Judge Martinez actually did this a number of times, including telling the defendent to do the “Heil! Hitler!” salute.
Needless to say, the prosecutor was not pleased with the judge’s behavior. And, apparently, this is par for the course: Judge Martinez reportedly has been reprimanded in the past for behavior unacceptable in a judge, including losing his temper and responding sarcastically in court.
And here I thought that all judges were like Harry in “Night Court”!