November 01, 2013

December 1996 - The Court Reporters Have Done It Again!

Lynn Brooks of Dallas, who is (among other things) the book review editor of the Journal of Court Reporters, writes:

Court: To the charge of driving while intoxicated, how do you plead?
A. Drunk.
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Q, And when was that?
A. I guess it was sometime before noon or after noon.
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Q. Do you understand my question?
A. I think so, but that may be my fault.
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Q. Can you describe what it was like to be at Metropolitan State Hospital?
A. Scary.
Q. Why do you say that?
A. Because there was all sorts of very deranged, crazy people. And then there were the patients, who were worse.