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But I do agree that Chris Brown needs professional help for the psychological damage that he incurred as a child growing up in household affected by domestic abuse.  I do believe that is one of the main reasons boys grow up and become woman beaters themselves...because they learned it in the home.  The same way many woman date abusive men, because their fathers were abusive to their mothers....

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Nope, I'm not thinking like a lawyer.  Maybe when I start law school in the fall, I'll start thinking like a lawyer.  For right now, though, I'm going to think like a person that has been involved with eradicating violence against women and girls for many years.  I've raised over $16,000 for domestic abuse and rape victim services within my city over the last couple of years, and I am thoroughly educated on domestic abuse.  Everything I've heard about the case has led me to believe that Mr. Brown is the picture perfect example of a "woman beater" and Rihanna sounds like the typical "victim" of domestic abuse.  When I hear people defending Chris, I can't help thinking that they know very little about the intricacies of the typical "domestic abuse" case, because the whole Rihanna/Chris Brown situation fits the mold perfectly.  No, I don't know the whole story, but I know enough to have an opinion on it, and I have a right to an opinion.  And because I really do believe in my heart that he's guilty, and because I'm not yet a lawyer, I refuse to give him the benefit of the doubt and play along with the whole, "aww, but we don't know the facts yet!"  Sorry, but in domestic abuse situations, we rarely learn all the facts.  Maybe if he denied doing it, maybe if he didn't issue a public apology saying that he was sorry for what he did, maybe if Rihanna issued a statement saying that Chris wasn't the man that hurt her, maybe then I would give him the benefit of the doubt. 

And I don't care that Rihanna "is no angel".  It still does not make beating the crap out of her okay, at least not in my book, and I won't ever defend a man that beats a woman that severely.

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LawDog, I totally get what you're saying.  The thing is though, Chris Brown never denied doing it.  He never said he's innocent.  In fact, he issued a public apology, basically stating that he did it and he's sorry.  I understand that you're just trying to be fair and follow the law.  That's great and all, but Chris Brown IS guilty.  He never denied being guilty, Rihanna never denied he did it, and the picture, above all, speaks for itself.

Anyway, I kinda feel bad for you, LawDog.  I'm sure you didn't expect to have all these women riled up after defending Chris Brown, hehehehe.  :P

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Miss B. Anthony, you rock.  :)

To the furture entertainment lawyer:  I saw the police affidavit for the whole Rihanna/Chris Brown fiasco.  I can't remember if I saw it on Access Hollywood or Entertainment tonight, but that's beside the point.  It basically stated that the fight started after Chris Brown received a 3 page text message from a lady friend he had a previous sexual relationship with.  Rihanna saw this and become upset.  Chris Brown started to beat her and slam her head into the window.  He tried to push her out of the car, but because she was wearing a seat belt, he failed.  This made him even more mad, upon which he screamed, "I'm going to kick your ass when we get home!"  He continued to punch her in the face while driving, and even put her in a headlock and bit her, until she started to lose conscious.  Yeah...Chris Brown beat the crap out of this tiny, skinny, petite woman.  Regardless of what she said or did, he was in the wrong, and people need to stop sticking up for him.  If he did that to YOUR mother, sister, best friend, girlfriend, whatever, you would not be so kind as to give him the benefit of the doubt.


1. There's a difference between having a defense and "getting [someone] off the hook." I never said that he wasn't entitled to representation.

2. Crazy female dog or no, there is never any excuse for the kinds of injuries inflicted on Rihanna. None whatsoever. It doesn't matter if anyone was there to witness it, I can tell you right now that there is no justification, and I can't believe that you would suggest that whether she's a crazy female dog has any relevance to the matter. Being an apologist for that kind of behavior is one of the things that perpetuates the problem. The only thing that would exonerate him would be if there was someone else there who beat her, and no one is suggesting that is the case.

3. You know, I'm a little sick of people pulling out the "innocent until proven guilty" bull. This is, of course, absolutely vital in the courts, but I don't need a jury to tell me that he's a miserable human being who did something that is, to me, unforgivable. I may not want our justice system to pass judgment on him, or anyone else, without legally sufficient evidence, but that doesn't mean that I can't exercise my own judgment.



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Awesome!  :D

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St. Marys / Re: 2009...questions and concerns
« on: March 04, 2009, 07:34:57 PM »
Thank you!  :)

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I'm interested in family law.  :D

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Well, I applied to UH and South Texas, but I'm still waiting to hear back from both.  I'm not from Texas, but I plan to relocate to Houston ASAP.  I don't know too much about South Texas, but I applied anyway, because it can't hurt, right?  Thank you for the information.  :)

I have a feeling we don't have too many people from Houston on this board. hehe

Do you have the option to go to UT or UH. Those would be the best schools if you want to practice in the Houston area.

If you don't have that option, South Texas isn't as terrible as most people automatically say. It would be harder for you coming out, but in 10 years, no one will care that you went there.

My personal anecdote is that I know a VERY successful judge in the Dallas area that went to South Texas. She is probably the most successrful person I know with a law degree. She made it work. Of course, she is the exception, not the rule.

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Where should I go next fall? / Can't find a discussion on this one...
« on: March 03, 2009, 11:07:32 AM »
What do you guys think of the South Texas College of Law in Houston, TX? 

I know that's it's a tier 4 school, but it seems to have a pretty good reputation compared to other tier 4 schools, at least in the Houston area.  Do you think it's a viable option for a person that wants to stay in the Houston area after graduation? 
I appreciate everyone's advice, but I really want to learn about the school. 

I'm afraid this will turn into a "don't worry about the details of that school. It's a T4, and that's all you need to know. Go to a T1."

But honestly, any info would be appreciated.

Thank you guys so much in advance!  :)

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