Greenwich woman could face new charges after courtroom antics
STAMFORD — A Greenwich woman with a history of courtroom antics may face new charges after pushing a judicial marshal during her latest appearance.
After getting into a shouting match with a judge and flinging a DVD containing evidence at a prosecutor, Saima Qamar, 48, shoved a marshal while darting out of the Stamford courtroom Wednesday afternoon.
Qamar was handcuffed and then complained of feeling faint and was taken to Stamford Hospital.
The incident followed a wild hearing that included Qamar cursing at Judge John Blawie. Qamar was in court for jury selection as she heads to trial for 2015 charges of interfering with police and failure to appear at court.
Qamar has frequented the Stamford courthouse, holding a sign calling the seven-story building on Hoyt Street a “whorehouse.”
Qamar cursed at Blawie three weeks ago when the judge found her guilty of not having a current registration and failing to present her insurance in another Greenwich case.
Blawie reminded Qamar on Wednesday that she was close to being held in contempt, but that didn’t stop her from shouting back at the judge.
“I wish to have a fair and impartial judge,” she said.
“You will get one. I am one,” Blawie replied.
“No you are not,” she said. “I spent last night in the slammer because of you. I want to go and put in another complaint about you and what you did.”
“No,” Blawie said. “We are going to have a trial in this matter and you are going to comport yourself with the rules of the court.”
Qamar later threw a DVD containing evidence at Assistant State’s Attorney Daniel Cummings.
Qamar nearly was able to leave the courtroom without additional charges until she shoved one of the marshals.
“Get the (expletive) out of my way,” she told him.
Qamar was taken into custody, but charges were not immediately filed.