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Georgia Judge Fired for Smoking Marijuana

Tuesday, 06 Sep 2011 11:11 AM

By Andra Varin

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A Georgia judge has been fired for smoking marijuana and kicking down the doors at a relative’s house. The state Supreme Court took the action to remove Judge Anthony Peters of Catoosa County.
In its decision, the high court said Peters “has not sought treatment for his admitted drug problems and has done nothing to show that he has any ability to live up to the high standard of conduct expected of members of the judiciary in Georgia,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The court cited Peters’ weekly use of marijuana during a two-month period in 2010, along with an incident in which he kicked in the doors of the home of his sister-in-law’s estranged husband.
In another bizarre incident, the judge pointed a gun at himself and told another jurist he was not afraid to die.
And in 2010, the court said, he appeared on a local cable show where he called the chief magistrate judge “spineless” and revealed the identity of a confidential informant of the Catoosa County sheriff’s office.
When the sheriff was being interviewed the next day on another TV show, the court said, Peters called in and, using fake foreign accents to try to disguise his voice, called the sheriff a “spineless jelly spine.”

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