Thursday, January 29, 2009

Court's reaction to poop tosser shits on us all.

Throw Feces--Get New Lawyer!

Most have heard of the story of the defendant throwing his own shit on his defense attorney (and a defense-less juror). OK, pause, insert your own joke here. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s think about this critically.

First, this behavior is obviously reprehensible and an affront to judicial and human dignity. By all accounts—and I have first hand accounts—the assaulted lawyer is a patient and competent defense attorney. According to those in the know, he is a nice man. This is probably not an easy feat, at least not if his other clients are anywhere near as appreciative as his latest client.

Second, I find it amazing that this defendant could smuggle a bag of his own feces past the guards and into open court. That must have been some seal on that bag. Nice work, deputy.

Finally, and most importantly, take a look at what this guy wanted. The defendant stated repeatedly that he wanted a new lawyer and a new trial. Denied. So, he took matter into his own hands. This act, assaulting the one man who would protect and help him, got him exactly what he wanted. He now has a new lawyer and soon will have a new trial. What a disgrace. The behavior is now rewarded. A precedent has been set. If there is a cauldron of worse ideas in the world than county jail, I have not seen it. Consider it the anti-Think Tank. County jail and its inhabitants love trends. Now, gassing your lawyer and the rest of the court is the trendiest way to get a new lawyer and a new trial. The official reaction to this act ensures us that it will be en vogue to do this kind of thing whenever a trial is not going a defendant’s way or if there is conflict between lawyer and client.

Instead of assigning a new lawyer, why not assign a few more deputies? Why not isolate the defendant? After all, he made his bed of shit, why is he exempt from it? What part of the Constitution supports the removal of the old lawyer and giving him a new one? The Framers fought vigorously for us to be free from government oppression and inequity. They did not seek to ensure that the saboteur would have endless opportunity to corrupt the process.

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