Sunday, January 25, 2009

Making a difference

Any attorney has some vague, romantic hope of making a difference in their client's lives.  For Huevos McGringo and this guy, it was helping out with his disability case.  Hopefully he didn't use his disability money to pursue his lifelong love of forestry.

Full disclosure requires pointing out that our office rode shotgun on his journey to life imprisonment, and less anyone take this a a jibe at my fellow barrister I'm well aware that I do more than my fair share of enabling bad behavior.


Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

i stand by my representation. the dude was disabled.

he was also an asshole.

1/26/2009 9:30 AM  
Blogger il Gatto Grande said...

I like this comment:

"Bobby is my uncle and I feel so sorry for roberta and my little cousins.Roberta was no angel my uncle tried to get away from her but she constantly pursued him because he was getting a lump sum of money.They wer together for over 15 years and both of them had their own problems.We told them to split up but they stayed together for the kids.He loved his children but Bobby had a screwed up childhood and now it resulted to this."

Looks like the wife was sticking around,waiting for that big Social Security payout. The blood is on your hand Huevos.

1/26/2009 10:25 AM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

my hands are clean. he got his "lump sum" [and the representation concluded] over a year before the crime. perhaps she was sticking around because of the monthly check.

he tried to get me to take on his wife's case as well, but i passed because he was such a headache. guess i made the right call.

1/26/2009 3:16 PM  
Blogger hostage crisis said...

i like this one, by "tasmania":"His wife his stove wood his bissiness just dont cut it. He should be put to death."

1/27/2009 11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I highly recommend checking out the comments on the online version of the athens banner herald. Particularly in crime related articles, it is the refuge of vicious rednecks who like the comments section because 1. it lets you pretend to be a cop (about half of all posters describe themselves as former police officers) and 2. anonymous posting is one of the last places where you can just let the racism openly fly.


1/27/2009 12:03 PM  
Blogger il Gatto Grande said...

Vicious Rednecks would be a good name for a band. They could play the Theater once a month.

1/27/2009 12:11 PM  
Blogger deuce deuce said...

wow, what a great example for why the comments section on online newspapers completely suck. since newspapers aren't making the money they were making in the 90s, they've stooped to this. the last bastion of decency, the NPR website, now even has a comment section at the end of each of their news articles. the crap comments at the end totally delegitimizes anything written in the article.

1/28/2009 3:57 PM  

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