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Sucker-punched attorney recovering, urging remedy for mentally ill in jail

Broward County public defender blindsided by a punch during bond court.

The attorney who was attacked from behind by a jail detainee during a Broward County court hearing is recovering but she says more has to be done about the way people with mental illness are handled within the justice system.

William L. Green, 27, got up from his chair, walked up behind Assistant Public Defender Julie Chase, and landed a blindside left hook to her head on Wednesday. The attack was seen live on camera.

Read the source article at Sun Sentinel

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