http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledg ... 384398.htmColumbus Municipal Court Judge Haywood Turner, arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at two motorists last week, will have his case proceed to State Court after waiving a preliminary hearing Monday.
"When can you point a gun at someone and not threaten serious bodily harm?" said Russell Gabriel, director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at The University of Georgia. "I don't know. It's sort of a rhetorical question."
Gabriel said that in his opinion it is somewhat absurd to have both laws on the books, though the existence of both charges gives prosecutors some discretion in how to charge someone. "The law doesn't always make sense," he added.