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(AP)   District attorneys think it's okay to wear ties adorned with the Grim Reaper and a noose at a murder trial   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 106
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2003-01-05 05:25:54 PM
In other noose...

Prosecutors must keep their fly zipped during rape trials.

Louisiana justice, where money talks and bullsh!t is fertilizer
 
2003-01-05 06:43:58 PM
Funny.
 
2003-01-05 07:17:49 PM
Gretna, LA is a New Orleans suburb.

Tasteless. Our justice system should be more considerate of our convicted murderers' feelings. /removes tongue from cheek

Gotta love that Louisiana humor. :)
 
2003-01-05 07:26:53 PM
It is funny, but, yes, inappropriate.
 
2003-01-05 07:31:06 PM

"They were a joke, although a poor joke," Connick said. "People do those kinds of things."


You gotta' be just dying to know what these two turds do during their off hours. Oh, yeah. Probably spend their leisure hours setting small animals on fire and poking pins in voodoo dolls.
 
2003-01-05 07:43:30 PM
He should wear a spongebob squaretie
 
2003-01-05 07:46:07 PM
heh heh
 
2003-01-05 07:46:08 PM
I like it. When you go in to put a murdering slime into death row, go in like you mean it. The only problem with joke ties is that you might distract the jury. So don't wear a joke tie -- put the murderer in a noose, instead.
 
OBB
2003-01-05 07:47:34 PM
I like the idea too... it has a lot more decorum than whistling the Imperial March when the defendant walks into the room.
 
2003-01-05 07:48:40 PM
But what about the people who think that having a bad sense of humor SHOULD be a crime...
 
2003-01-05 07:49:09 PM
Wrong, so wrong.......(but funny)
 
2003-01-05 07:50:18 PM

The state Supreme Court overturned Jacobs' conviction because a juror later said he thought death was the only acceptable punishment for any murder


Guess I would make a poor juror.
 
2003-01-05 07:50:19 PM
Actually, most judges can dictate dress in their courts, and often do. Ask any female lawyer sometime. The ones I know have lists of which judges disapprove of slacks on women, etc.

Plus, it's just never a good idea to piss off the judge.
 
2003-01-05 07:50:28 PM
Could be worse...at least it wasn't the members of the JURY wearing the hangman's ties... >:)
 
2003-01-05 07:50:55 PM
Nuthing But Net that was funny.
 
2003-01-05 07:52:49 PM
Hmmm...Jacobs killed somebody, and some of us are worried about his "feelings".

That, IMHO, would be worthy of a "DUMBASS" tag. The two attorneys should get the "HERO" tag.
 
2003-01-05 07:53:28 PM
Farkinfreks Nuthing But Knot.
 
SLF
2003-01-05 07:57:30 PM
OBB - Dic you mean the Funeral March, or did I miss some obscure Star Wars/Vader reference?!
 
2003-01-05 07:57:57 PM
Zzuess, you just found your ticket out of jury duty. Well, at least for capital crimes anyway. ;)
 
OBB
2003-01-05 07:57:59 PM
Could someone conceivably get out of Jury duty by wearing a similar tie? It seems to me that getting out of Jury Duty would be the easiest possible thing in the world to do.
 
2003-01-05 07:58:09 PM
01-05-03 07:50:19 PM Henchman
Actually, most judges can dictate dress in their courts, and often do. Ask any female lawyer sometime. The ones I know have lists of which judges disapprove of slacks on women, etc.

Plus, it's just never a good idea to piss off the judge.


Fark that. The human in black is there to listen to the information and make a descision. That's it. In jury trial cases they have even less of a use.
 
43%
2003-01-05 07:58:33 PM
Eklipz9: The first conviction was thrown out, so I would assume he is innocent until proven guilty.


what's that about fearing the gov't?
 
2003-01-05 07:58:59 PM
It would have been twelve times cooler if the prosecution attorney had tied his tie into a noose and then worn it around his neck like that and motioned it towards the defendant every time another piece of damning evidence was brought out. That woulda been pimptastic.
 
2003-01-05 07:59:01 PM
Personally, I feel that the Justice system is trying too hard to respect the rights of the defendents. The defendents already violated someone else's rights by stealing from them/killing them etc so why should the defenedents rights be respected? I hate it when a killer gets off on a technicality and a woman is rape, tortured, sodomised, and killed as a result. If that happens then the lawyer who got the killer off the first time should be charged as an accessory to murder and if he works for a lawfrim, they should have to pay the family at least $10,000,000 for their employee's f*ck up. Let's see how many lawyers are willing to suck up to their client even if it means stepping into the grave with them.
 
2003-01-05 07:59:23 PM
Henchman wrote:
Actually, most judges can dictate dress in their courts, and often do. Ask any female lawyer sometime. The ones I know have lists of which judges disapprove of slacks on women, etc.


That's disturbing. And sexist. But like you said, they're the ones with the ball and bat.
 
2003-01-05 08:02:15 PM
Psycho-Jay: I guess on the internet nobody knows that you're the Attorney General.
 
OBB
2003-01-05 08:02:50 PM
Psycho-Jay - Are you saying that defendants aren't entitled to the most vigourous defense they can get, assuming that all are innocent until proven guilty?
 
2003-01-05 08:05:03 PM
"Fark that. The human in black is there to listen to the information and make a descision."

He's also there to officiate and make sure the lawyers don't go too far in their prosecution/defense. Behaving with decorum is part of the legal system. Shenannigans can equal grounds for appeal.

"The defendents already violated someone else's rights by stealing from them/killing them etc so why should the defenedents rights be respected?"

Because this is America, for starters. And until they're convicted and sentenced, they are presumed innocent.

And if we follow your logic, should every prosecutor who's put an innocent man on death row be charged with attempted murder?

We have a legal system so that convictions carry more meaning and weight than a mob yelling, "we have found a witch, may we burn her?"

Yes, people get off on technicalities, but the fault of that lies with whoever didn't follow proceedure.
 
2003-01-05 08:06:20 PM
Poor taste
 
2003-01-05 08:06:23 PM
As representatives and agents of the Law they should exercise restraint and decorum at all times.


Prosecutors can be pricks. They're only interested in convictions, not Justice. Look at the DNA exonerations and the reluctance of those prosecuting offices to admit that they were wrong. Pricks. Is it any wonder that most of the popular lawyer heroes (Matlock, Perry Mason, The Practice, Ally McBeal, etc., ad nauseam) are defense attorneys?
 
43%
2003-01-05 08:07:05 PM
Psycho-Jay: Holy shiat. That's terrifying.

Innocent until Proven Guilty. It's a pretty good thing.
 
2003-01-05 08:07:45 PM
Lt. Col. Oliver North and Adm. John Poindexter had their convictions overturned on a technicality.
 
2003-01-05 08:08:40 PM
SherKhan: You're forgetting about Cliff Yablonski's all time favourite show, Law & Order. That show's farkin' harsh.
 
2003-01-05 08:08:51 PM
Defendants haven't necessarily done anything. I used to be a cop and you should see some of the baseless cases that have resulted in convictions. We may have a Department of Justice but we have no justice in America. As good as our system is it is still flawed and unfair.
 
2003-01-05 08:09:22 PM
Mr. Gambini, what are you wearing in my courtroom?
 
OBB
2003-01-05 08:09:23 PM
SherKhan - I'm a fan of Law and Order, personally. Go ADA's!
 
OBB
2003-01-05 08:10:47 PM
Close tags much? Don't think so...
 
2003-01-05 08:11:09 PM
"Honey..., it's a Mister Death...Something about the reaping..."


/Python
 
2003-01-05 08:12:22 PM
Here's a fascinating New Yorker article by a former prosecutor who describes outlandish police and prosecutorial misconduct in death penalty cases: http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?030106fa_fact
 
2003-01-05 08:13:43 PM
OBB: Yeah, me too. At least they show the prickishness of Sam Waterson's (sp?) character every once in a while. Damn good show. But at heart I'm a Matlock man. How can you not like Andy Griffith and his linen suits?
 
2003-01-05 08:14:42 PM
<honest question>
Isn't Andy Griffith dead?
</honest question>
 
2003-01-05 08:14:59 PM
You gotta' be just dying to know what these two turds do during their off hours. Oh, yeah. Probably spend their leisure hours setting small animals on fire and poking pins in voodoo dolls.
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Yeah, just like the scum that got sentenced to death. Idiot.
 
2003-01-05 08:18:24 PM
Zzeus... far too simplistic. Judges view their courtrooms (emphasis on their) as their personal feifdoms. Some judges are reincarnations of Attila the Hun, and will whip a lawyer's ass for wearing something the judge deems is offensive, or perhaps smiling at the wrong time. It might not be right, but it's a fact of life lawyer know and deal with. Now these chaps should replace the noose ties with a bright smiling happy face tie with the words "fark you" on the back of the tie.
 
2003-01-05 08:18:31 PM
Sex0r You leave Wanda alone, she's entitled to an opinion more than you are. Idiot.
 
2003-01-05 08:20:07 PM
I know it's trendy now but I hated lawyers before anyone else. I do like what these lawyers did, although it would have been better if the ties had the actual likenesses of the scumbags hanging from a noose. Is it just me or are we as a nation far too protective of the people we convict of capitol crimes and also too tolerant of slimy defense attorneys. I agree with whoever said that defense attorneys should be held accountable for muderers they get off.
 
2003-01-05 08:21:05 PM
It's not about the convict, it's about the comportment of the attorneys.

And I don't think Andy Griffith is dead, at least not as of 2000 by my quick googling.
 
2003-01-05 08:22:06 PM
Andy Griffith is not dead.
 
2003-01-05 08:23:23 PM
Leppe007:
www.dead-or-alive.org reports that Andy Griffith is alive and 76 years old: http://www.dead-or-alive.org/dead.nsf/gnames-nf/Griffith+Andy
 
2003-01-05 08:24:34 PM
I don't think that defence attourneys should be responsible for getting a murderer off, but only if they weren't told by his client otherwise. If the asshat admits to killing to his attourney, let the client-lawyer privilages be damned, give the farker the chair. Or my better personal opinion, the convicted murderer should be killed the same way as the victim. Just to make the family feel better.
 
2003-01-05 08:26:15 PM

"Well, uh, ahem, without further ado, heh heh, I give you the man who puts young people behind bars -- where they belong. TV's Matlock!"
 
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