clancifer: tenpoundsofcheese: looks like people didn't actually rtfaWe didn't? Please proceed./this should be fun
quiet_american: HindiDiscoMonster: FarkinHostile: PreMortem: Prosecutors are the most evil people people I've had the non-pleasure of being around.Followed closely by defense attorneys. Then lawyers in general.[cdn2-b.examiner.com image 420x250]People love hating on defense attorneys, but let's look at what that person gets to do: make arguments.I realize I should just let the jokes slide, but it's really a negative social development that we act like defense attorneys are scum.These people take someone accused of something and are the only person who gets to advocate on their behalf. Judges are usually former prosecutors. The state has these enormous resources at their disposal. There's this enormous overwhelming system suffocating a defendant, and whats a defense attorney, what role do they have? Making appeals to the judge, making arguments on their behalf, pointing out logic and fairness and common sense.Only because we have this law-and-order bullshiat presumption that we can divine like medieval kings guilt and innocence do we hate defense attorneys. Because you can never truly know what happened, they're the most important piece of the system that prevents it from being merely a pipeline to prison, which it already is in many places.
Jekylman: Hmmm, Texas? *checks article* Ayyyyyup, Texas.
NFA: Is there anything Texas CAN'T f*ck up?
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