I’m just a plainspoken Colorado criminal defense lawyer, but the way I see it…
Scott Greenfield, a New York criminal defense attorney, has this post about a unique plea bargain made by one of the smarter South Carolina DAs. A victim was allowed to administer a slap to a con man, charges were dropped, and everyone went home more or less happy.
While it’s true, as Mr. Greenfield points out, that the deal wasn’t strictly by-the-book, and the DA was disciplined for his creative solution, that solution literally smacked of fairness.
I can’t remember how many times I’ve wished former President Bush (the younger, more dimwitted one), had been brought to task for his crimes in office by pulling down his pants on national TV and having his Commander-in-Chief buttocks spanked. Then our soldiers, and the other guy’s soldiers, could have just gone home, popped a few brews, and watched justice played out on their DVRs over, and over, and over.