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Another Reason Why Our Legal System Sucks

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by ManInBlack, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. ManInBlack

    ManInBlack Banned

    Last edited: Apr 2, 2005
  2. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    Ummm, what did the lawyers do wrong? If you're upset about the outcome, you should be blaming the jurors.
  3. ScarletBlood31

    ScarletBlood31 Buckeye in Blacksburg

    yeah for real man ive seen some lawyers do some pretty despicable things but i wouldnt put all of that on that on the lawyer.

    and ill be the first to say it, if one day (that hopefully never happens) i screw up and get myself into some trouble or get accused of doing something pretty bad, im gonna thank the good lord for lawyers there to try to get me out of whatever shit im in.
  4. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    I agree in part.

    Our system depends on a zealous representation. Anyone mad at the lawyers for this should really read a bit about our sytem and the necessity for its make-up.

    However, our system also provides for better representation to the wealthy. I see this (and not the jurors, necessarily) as the problem with this case (assuming, without reading the article/case, that this guy got off due only to good representation).
  5. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    Question is:

    Why does he still have his driver's license? :(
  6. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Nice to see that Leonard Little learned his lesson after killing someone while driving drunk. Ass-wipe.
  7. ManInBlack

    ManInBlack Banned

    Kinch nailed what I was thinking. I will change the thread title.
  8. ScarletBlood31

    ScarletBlood31 Buckeye in Blacksburg

    Yeah i think we were all thinking along the same lines. Our legal system does have a ton of flaws and bullshit in it. but what can you do?


    If the glove does not fit you must acquit. Rest in peace J.Cochran. Jury's are like circus crowds, amuse them and distract them then rob them blind. It seems that practicing trial law anymore is basically sleight-of-hand magic. And public perception nowadays is that the end justifies the means. So, if you couple public perception with americas natural affinity for the underdog every trial is a crapshoot. I actually admire the craft that these fork tongued motherfuckers ply to earn their living. There is no job security if you lose a high profile case. These guys live on the edge of financial ruin everyday, and they're all banking their security and well being on the whims of 12 average joe's in a jury box who think they know the law because they've watched every episode of law and order. So, kudos, great barristers, may the law give you riches and the jury give you ulcers on the long road to hell you're paving with the souls of the innocent who were out-jousted on the courtroom floor with inferior representation due to economic...whatever.
  10. Sdgobucks

    Sdgobucks Pig on a wing

    Thats a great read.
  11. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    As for hating lawyers....I say hate the game, not the player. You can be upset with the system, but lawyers have little to do with that. At least in Ohio. Louisiana is a different story. Anyways, it is an attorney's job to "work" the system in a favorable way to their client...and there isn't anything illegal or unethical about that. Blame instead the system which allowed this felon his license.

    As far as the economic argument made above, please explain to me how it is any different from any other job or career? Why are doctors not assholes in the same way? I mean, the most talented doctors take their surgical expertise to Johns Hopkins and the like, only to work on the fabulously wealthy, while the poorer folk make do with medical students at the local ER. This is again the system....capitalism at its best.
  12. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Well, said FKA...
  13. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    Well, if we use our board's resident doctorb as the case study, I think we can say doctors are assholes!
  14. Alan

    Alan Banned

    I understand it is an attorneys "job" to look for holes in the system......but, there is also an ethical situation with this case.....

    How can anyone with a conscience try to get a guy back behind the wheel when he has already killed a woman while driving drunk and ruined a families life.....A worthless scum bag who has shown no remorse for killing her....

    Personally I'd rather shop at Kmart all my life than represent someone like that.....At least I can look in the mirror.....
  15. gost8

    gost8 Living and loving life

    I think the only thing that pisses me off about this situation is that if this were you or I, we would have still been in jail for the first offense making the second impossible.

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