Cruel and Unusual

In the courthouse yesterday I overheard a defendant as he was exiting the courtroom.

"Five days!" he told his friend. "Five days! They want five days community service from me."

"Psssh, five days," his friend sympathized, "they buggin'."

"Yeah. They acting like I killed somebody."

1 comment:

  1. Gee, I wonder how he would react to the sentence had he actually killed someone.

    I used to get defendants that WANTED to go to jail instead of doing CS or getting a conditional discharge. One guy once told me that he was happy to go to jail because he had his “winter accommodates”!