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post #23626 of 27206
nah i don't buy it. these people are rich so they can get anything they want, why would they commit any crimes? doesn't pass the smell test. just like bill cosby, where's the proof??? gold diggers know no bounds

i'd love for you to go back in history and show me a list of powerful people committing crimes, you can't. #freedarrensharper
post #23627 of 27206
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#freedarrensharper

Hahahaha.
post #23628 of 27206
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Not true at all. A fact for which I'm thankful, since only people with a lot to lose could afford to hire my and my partners back when I was doing defense work.

I did say "rarely", which I believe survives scrutiny if you look at the numbers, and I'm also not talking about white collar fluff.

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nah i don't buy it. these people are rich so they can get anything they want, why would they commit any crimes? doesn't pass the smell test. just like bill cosby, where's the proof??? gold diggers know no bounds

i'd love for you to go back in history and show me a list of powerful people committing crimes, you can't. #freedarrensharper

The rich have legalized most of their criminality.
post #23629 of 27206
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post #23630 of 27206
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Heaven forbid somebody facing very serious criminal charges should stick to his lawyer-approved script! I wish more of my former clients had the sense Rose apparently has in that respect.
As for your second sentence -- wrong. If you're my client, I don't care if you're 100%, can easily prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt innocent. Until we get the state to acknowledge that, keep your stupid f'ing mouth shut. Your job is to pay my retainer and not say shit I haven't scripted for you to anyone.

I'm not saying he's not doing the smart thing, I'm just saying that his statement makes me think that (at least some of) the accusations have truth to them.

Probably outside the scope of an SF NBA thread, but I'm genuinely curious regarding what would be the downside of saying "it's totally false and I didn't do any of it" if that's the truth?
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I'm not saying he's not doing the smart thing, I'm just saying that his statement makes me think that (at least some of) the accusations have truth to them.

Probably outside the scope of an SF NBA thread, but I'm genuinely curious regarding what would be the downside of saying "it's totally false and I didn't do any of it" if that's the truth?

Among other things, any assertion of fact can potentially open up avenues of discovery, attempted impeachment, and other issues that might otherwise be beyond the legal scope of relevance. You'd be potentially taking certain tactical options off your lawyer's list. Plus, even if you're innocent of the particular crime being charged, there might be other areas of inquiry you don't want to open up, either because you've done other bad shit or just because it's personal, embarrassing, etc.

I'm not saying there's never a situation in which the balance of pros and cons might not weigh in favor of such a statement. But it's rare. And my real point is that you can't really draw the inference you suggest from the careful crafting of the statement. I'd draft a statement like that for a client who is completely, 100% factually innocent for any one of a number of reasons. And I would (and have) frequently counsel innocent clients to say absolutely nothing, because that's the best option.
post #23632 of 27206
What about destroying their cellphones? shog[1].gif
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What about destroying their cellphones? shog[1].gif

Some things I'd rather not know about, at least until they are faits accompli.
post #23634 of 27206
Good idea. A few *ahem* distinguished SF poasters wouldn't want their dick flicks scattered around the interwebz if my cellphone was ever confiscated
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I'm not saying he's not doing the smart thing, I'm just saying that his statement makes me think that (at least some of) the accusations have truth to them.

Probably outside the scope of an SF NBA thread, but I'm genuinely curious regarding what would be the downside of saying "it's totally false and I didn't do any of it" if that's the truth?

Among other things, any assertion of fact can potentially open up avenues of discovery, attempted impeachment, and other issues that might otherwise be beyond the legal scope of relevance. You'd be potentially taking certain tactical options off your lawyer's list. Plus, even if you're innocent of the particular crime being charged, there might be other areas of inquiry you don't want to open up, either because you've done other bad shit or just because it's personal, embarrassing, etc.

I'm not saying there's never a situation in which the balance of pros and cons might not weigh in favor of such a statement. But it's rare. And my real point is that you can't really draw the inference you suggest from the careful crafting of the statement. I'd draft a statement like that for a client who is completely, 100% factually innocent for any one of a number of reasons. And I would (and have) frequently counsel innocent clients to say absolutely nothing, because that's the best option.

 

post #23636 of 27206

This was long overdue.

 

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13611671/nba-seed-playoff-teams-conference-record

 
They still need to figure out a way to keep only the winningest 16 teams in the playoffs, though. This bullshit where the Nets grab the 8-seed after losing 44 games and the Thunder are on the outside looking in after winning 45 needs to stop.
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wiggs

As one of the few diehard (read: non-bandwagon) Wolves fans in the world, this makes me so happy. We've suffered for so fucking long. I had to lie to myself by pretending that we were on the path to something good during the Jonny Flynn/Kurt Rambis/David Kahn era. 

 

(edited to say: hi everyone. I usually post in the thrift/ebay threads and had no idea this thread existed until recently. I'll be around more from here on out. my dad brought me to my first NBA game in 1990 when I was 7/8 and I got Pooh Richardson's autograph. been a Wolves fan ever since.)

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As one of the few diehard (read: non-bandwagon) Wolves fans in the world, this makes me so happy. We've suffered for so fucking long. I had to lie to myself by pretending that we were on the path to something good during the Jonny Flynn/Kurt Rambis/David Kahn era. 

(edited to say: hi everyone. I usually post in the thrift/ebay threads and had no idea this thread existed until recently. I'll be around more from here on out. my dad brought me to my first NBA game in 1990 when I was 7/8 and I got Pooh Richardson's autograph. been a Wolves fan ever since.)

Ha, Pooh Richardson. I'm so old I remember watching him at UCLA with my dad (when I was a fair sight older than 7/8). He was supposed to signal the start of new era of Walt Hazzard's street cred drawing Philly/NY/east coast ballers to UCLA.
post #23640 of 27206
welcome, always nice to have fans of random teams around.

old name alert: i was working in a clinic a few months ago and saw a patient come in by the name of lawrence funderburke. not the same guy.
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