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Well, thanks, Ceebs.  I had to fight this problem with juries SO often.  People tend to think that criminals are "masterminds" like the anti-hero in Die Hard, and you have to explain to them that lots of criminals really are stupid and incompetent, and that just because you think "no one could be that stupid" doesn't mean you should find someone "not guilty." On TV, sure, but not in real life.

"Crazy in the eyes" can be REALLY subtle, in my experience.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 03:30:38 PM EST
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