A Brief Story Illustrating My View of Law Enforcement And The Media That Covers It
Today I convinced a judge to dismiss a criminal case against my client. I was happy. He was happy.
The end of the case made me think of the beginning.
Last year, DA Investigators executed a search warrant at my client's home.
They brought unassembled boxes — you know, those flat cardboard boxes that you have to unfold and assemble to use.
They found very little to seize at my client's home.
But the media showed up. They had cameras.
So the DA Investigators assembled the boxes they had brought into the house, including the tops, and carried them out as if they were taking away documents they were seizing, so the media could see.
It always bugs me on TV when a character is carrying around a coffee that's clearly empty. You can tell because of the way they hold it — the angle and tension in their arm and hand show it's nearly weightless. It's easy to spot.
The media didn't notice that the DA Investigators were carrying out empty boxes.
But I guess they have a lot on their minds.
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