Monday, November 19, 2012

Jamaican lawyer

A Jamaican-born lawyer defending a man in New York accused of burglary tried this creative defence:
"My client merely inserted his arm into the window and removed a few trifling articles. His arm is not his total self, and I fail to see how you can punish the whole individual for an offence committed by his limb."

"Well put," the judge replied. "Using your logic, I sentence the defendant's arm to 5 year's imprisonment. He can accompany it or not, as he chooses."
The defendant smiled.
With his lawyer's assistance he detached his artificial limb, laid it on the bench, and walked out.

...Don�t mess with a Jamaican!



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