09 September 2005

A Prosecutor's Conscience

I'm sitting in the courtroom and the prosecutor is negotiating with the attorney next to me. I don't hear what the defense attorney asks for, but I hear the prosecutor say, "I'm sorry. I can't give you that deal without giving it to everyone else here and my conscience won't let me do that."

I looked over at the prosecutor and I must have grinned because he looks at me and says, "Yes, I do have a conscience!


Mister DA said...

And a highly refined one it is, too!

Blonde Justice said...

Ha! =)

Anonymous said...

Judging by his blog, Tom doesn't have a conscience.

Ken Lammers said...

"Kill 'em all; let God sort 'em out" Tom?

Not consistent with the guy I face in court about twice a week. Sure, he wears a black hat and keeps trying to put my innocent clients in jail but he's not the guy who believes that "jay walking = death penalty". Client has to at least committed petit larceny before Tom starts pushing for the death penalty. ;-)

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