"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A Hot Dog for Defense Counsel, On Me

So I'm doing this preliminary hearing on a drug possession case and the defendant is "alleged" to have thrown her crack stem into the toilet at a convenience store.

When the officer is asked how she recovered the stem, she relates that a store employee told her to hold on a minute, and came back with a pair of tongs, which the officer used to fish out the stem from the toilet.

The officer then says that she asked the store employee where the tongs came from.

"Oh, from where the hot dogs are served."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope the dogs were not kosher. Then, your conviction might be tainted by first amendment issues.