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Saturday, May 10, 2014

NEVER RAT ON YOUR FRIENDS

"You took your first pinch like a man and you learned the two greatest things in life....
never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut."

Jimmy "The Gent" Conway, Goodfellas. 

How much easier would our jobs be if our clients followed Jimmy's advice? 

So why don't they? 

When you get past duplicitous cops, cops who lie, threaten, berate and beat suspects, we think it comes down to this: crime enacts a toll on the human psyche. And most people cannot pay the price. When they are caught, they are scared, and indeed, confession is good for the soul. 

It just wrecks your defense. 


Enjoy your weekend. See you in court Monday. 

UPDATE: NETS POUND HAPLESS HEAT IN PLAYOFF ROUT:
104-90. 

NFL Season opens for the Dolphins on September 7 at 1pm. Cheaters at the Fins. Something to look forward to during these depressing Heat beats. 


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

If people have learned anything about criminal law from movies, etc., it's Miranda. Lay people can recite it by heart.

Yet when they are sitting in a police station at 2AM and some cop tells them he wants to help, it all goes out the window.

It's the prisoner's dilemma, literally.

See on youtube the british game show "golden balls", search "weirdest split or steal ever". It's a fascinating study of the decision making process.

Anonymous said...

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Rumpole said...

HEAT CRUMPLE IN BROOKLYN TO NETS.
No heart . No heat.

heat fan said...


You mean like a crumple zone in a car.

Still think the Nets will win four straight. I told you I would take the HEAT for a bet, but you never took me up on the offer.

Since you like to put your money where your mouth is, let's rock and roll Horace.

Heat Fan

Rumpole said...

They fold like a cheap chair at a second rate wedding at a dilapidated venue on Biscayne Boulevard.

They collapsed like a house of cards. And not just any cards. but used, bent, dirty cards.

Pastellito Pete said...

Free Alex Michaels

Free the Seacaucus Six

Free the Calle Ocho Eight.

Free em all!

Rumpole said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA


The Heat went 0-3 against the Nets at Barclays Center in the preseason and regular season combined, and the Heat still hasn’t won a game in Brooklyn. Leading this best-of-7 Eastern Conference playoff series 2-1, the Heat will try again on Monday in Game 4.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/11/4110503/miami-heat-struggles-in-game-3.html#storylink=cpy

Anonymous said...

In prison dinner was a big deal

Anonymous said...

You gonna post that phone video I sent you of that old fat judge drunk saturday night. Singing karaoke. Pawing half naked girls more than half his age? Disgusting.

Dr MD said...

I know I'm old fashioned. But for closing I still like the 3-0 silk. Does the job. Closes the incision. Very little infection.

Anonymous said...

Rump if that video is of former judge I'll pay a thousand bucks for a copy.

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Anonymous said...

Tell me Rumpole, do big fences make good neighbors?

Anonymous said...

Good luck Christian, you got my vote! Change is good and if you win, the bench will be better than that PIP Law firm!