December 12, 2013

Tales of the legal system

A New Jersey cop accidentally stapled his ring finger, so "badly" that the "wound" was the size a pin prick, and now collects an over-$45K per year tax free disability pension. His lawyer told him he was "entitled" to it, and a judge agreed, saying "the state could not prove he stapled his hand on purpose."

In Fort Worth, TX, a teen was sentenced to ten years probation for killing four people while driving drunk. What did his lawyer argue? They said

his parents were responsible for the teenís actions that night because of the way he had been raised. Defense attorneys put a psychologist on the stand who testified Couch was a product of wealth and got whatever he wanted. The psychologist also testified the teen was allowed to drink at a very young age and began driving at 13 years old. Defense attorneys argued Couch needed treatment, not jail ...

Amazingly, a judge agreed.

Posted by Hube at December 12, 2013 07:35 PM | TrackBack

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