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You know you're in trouble when a lawyer calls someone else trash.

You're in trouble if you expect lawyers to be any more soft-hearted or non-judgmental people than anyone else. You can, occasionally, expect lawyers to be manning the barricades to defend liberty, the rule of law, individual rights, etc. We're not, as a group, especially well-suited to being avatars of compassion and and acceptance. That's what kid-toucher clergy are for.

Some of the most dedicated and effective lawyers doing genuine humanitarian work are total megalomaniac assholes. Loving humanity, not liking most humans, or however that saying goes. And sometimes I think it's not even humanity such people love so much as the fight. The Myth of Sisyphus and all that.
I know lots of public defender types who are pretty damn cynical and contemptuous of humanity in general and their clients in particular. They believe in the Constitution and delivering nut-kicks to the Man, not in the innocence of their clients. As a rule, I think they tend to be much more effective advocates than the pathological true believers.
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You're in trouble if you expect lawyers to be any more soft-hearted or non-judgmental people than anyone else. You can, occasionally, expect lawyers to be manning the barricades to defend liberty, the rule of law, individual rights, etc. We're not, as a group, especially well-suited to being avatars of compassion and and acceptance. That's what kid-toucher clergy are for.

Some of the most dedicated and effective lawyers doing genuine humanitarian work are total megalomaniac assholes. Loving humanity, not liking most humans, or however that saying goes. And sometimes I think it's not even humanity such people love so much as the fight. The Myth of Sisyphus and all that.
I know lots of public defender types who are pretty damn cynical and contemptuous of humanity in general and their clients in particular. They believe in the Constitution and delivering nut-kicks to the Man, not in the innocence of their clients. As a rule, I think they tend to be much more effective advocates than the pathological true believers.



Your post reminds me of this article, written by a public defender.


http://www.amren.com/features/2014/05/confessions-of-a-public-defender/
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Your post reminds me of this article, written by a public defender.


http://www.amren.com/features/2014/05/confessions-of-a-public-defender/


Wow. But for our progressive Bernie Sanders friends, its better to feel good about oneself than to actually help others.
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Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post

Wow. But for our progressive Bernie Sanders friends, its better to feel good about oneself than to actually help others.
Only the Canadian ones.
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Only the Canadian ones.

Back off!
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This one is for Trayvon,
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


His spirit lives on.
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Guess that's what happens when the victim is still alive to testify.
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If you recall, Zimmerman didn't testify at the last one. But the jury did get to see the videos of his interrogation.
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