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Dumbest Things Heard In Court

Dumbest Things Heard In Court
« on: September 28, 2012, 09:26:29 PM »
What are some of the dumbest things you have heard while in court?

I was shadowing an attorney in court and had my mind blown when I head the following conversation go down between the Prosocution and a Defendant.

Pros: Sure the crime in question dosn't deserve much time, but we have reason to believe he did (radom unrelated accusations) and the court should punish him for those.

Def:(whose court appointed attorney was virtually asleep behind the wheel) "I'm not on trial for those things, nor do I them"

Pros: "Prove it!"

Def: "Burden of proof is on the state"

Pros: "Cite your sources"..................

............. ??? What kind of dumb MF ask someone to "cite their sources" on the state having the burden of proof?????WTF?!?!?

The judge ended up siding with the defendant but didn't exactly repremand the prosocution either though. He just rolled his eyes and when he saw me in the front rows with the "WTF?!?!" look on my face just kind of shrugged his shoulders as if to say "yeah this dumbfuck is the best we could afford on state salary, we're used to it".