May 18, 2010
July 2, 2009
LA TIMES story today about guy who allegedly got kicked in the head by cops after a car chase and he’s suing. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-elmonte24-2009jul24,0,431133.story
The first photo is the way he looked at the time – the second the way he’ll look at trial.
I’ve got guys who will have their heads shaven the day before trial so the jury won’t miss any of their head tattoos.
I’ve actually had a guy who gets a swastika tattoo’d on his face just before trial (seems to be easy to get tattoo services in county jail) I was a little confused and said “You know they got all these gang allegations against you don’t you?” He told me the swastika wasn’t a gang thing. Oh. Cool.
August 26, 2008
August 20, 2008
I’m waiting in court for my jury to come back with its guilty verdict when another case is called. It’s a Motion for New Trial. The lawyer for the convicted defendant is so angry. Amazed to see how he really goes over the edge with the judge. He’s actually being abusive to her. “Well you didn’t even read my brief.” “Yes I did, counsel and I don’t like your tone.” “It’s been sitting in front of you the whole morning and you never took a look at it. I was watching.” I’m very curious – how much shit is she going to take from this guy? His eyes are bulging. He looks like he hadn’t slept in days. Was he high? It ended without him being sent to lockup – which I thought it would. As he walks by I say to him – “I thought you were about to go join your client” and looked towards the lockup. “Well this is a serious case”, he says. I couldn’t believe he said that. Is he kidding? Like my case isn’t “serious”. Asshole.