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Forget You, Perry Mason
7/3/2011 12:51:12 PM
Many years ago, I marveled at how Perry Mason saved all those innocent murderers and rapists. Where does innocence go? In fact, where does stupidity go?

Many years ago, my high school counselor wanted me to go into law rather than education.  She insisted a group of us should attend a trial--two brief trials, actually.  A clearly guilty man got off a car theft charge because of a technicality.  Later, as publicized horror after publicized horror flashed across media, showing this death or this tortured child, I began to detest the legal profession; my own mundane interaction with a lawyer on a civil matter did nothing to change my mind.  Clearly, Perry Mason either never existed or no longer existed.

I understand the need for lawyers.  I'm sure there are--somewhere--marvelous human beings who practice law.  Obviously, if I were accused of something, I'd want competent representation.

But seeing the contortions and the nonsense tossed about in the trial of Casey Anthony reminds me all over that lawyers don't protect the innocent necessarily; more often, especially in criminal cases--they excuse the guilty.

Yes, there are people who are convicted unfairly, people who should, perhaps, have been represented by Perry Mason or his brethren.

But there are the Joseph Edward Duncan IIIs who got off time after time and kept taking lives; there are the Simpsons, Petersons, and Anthonys who are represented sometimes to the point of undeserved salvation. 

How fortunate those "slings of outrageous fortune" sometimes stop us in our tracks.  How fortunate I got wise to Perry Mason long ago.



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More Blogs by Leslie P Garcia
• Along the Writer's Road - Saturday, December 21, 2013
• This Sweet, Sweet Irony - Sunday, October 13, 2013
• A Day--A Beautiful Day--in south Texas - Saturday, May 25, 2013
• Happy Mother's Day - Sunday, May 12, 2013
• Hi and Happy Mothers' Day! - Saturday, May 11, 2013
• Random Acts of Thought - Wednesday, July 18, 2012
• Irony of the Right Kind - Monday, April 02, 2012
• Old Acquaintances We Shouldn't Forget... - Thursday, December 29, 2011
• Calmer Moments - Thursday, November 10, 2011
• Just...Tired - Wednesday, November 09, 2011
• Not Famous or Rich, but... - Saturday, October 08, 2011
• A Few Hundred Thousand More... - Tuesday, September 13, 2011
• How It's Done - Sunday, August 28, 2011
• New Again - Wednesday, August 10, 2011
• As Always...and Never - Saturday, July 23, 2011
•  Forget You, Perry Mason - Sunday, July 03, 2011  
• Totally Country - Sunday, April 03, 2011
• For Teachers --Mostly - Sunday, March 06, 2011
• Borrowing from a Friend--More This and That - Saturday, February 12, 2011
• Back From...Beyond - Monday, November 22, 2010
• Groundhog Day? - Sunday, February 14, 2010
• The New Black? - Tuesday, February 09, 2010
• Okay, On Dream, Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift - Sunday, January 31, 2010
• Blogs I Meant to Write and Didn't - Saturday, January 16, 2010
• Beagleized - Monday, August 03, 2009
• Heads, Heels, and Suing the World - Tuesday, July 14, 2009
• Ahhh...Sunny Days and Glaring Glitches - Wednesday, July 16, 2008
• Truth, Sweet or Bitter - Sunday, February 24, 2008
• OOps! - Thursday, August 09, 2007
• But DOES he love her...? - Sunday, June 24, 2007
• A Betting Woman... - Thursday, June 07, 2007
• How Many Days Now? - Wednesday, May 02, 2007
• Following Through: The Piñata Debacle - Thursday, December 28, 2006
• Should Old Memories Be Forgot? - Monday, December 18, 2006
• Sisters and Lions - Tuesday, December 05, 2006
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• Awww, Steve - Monday, September 04, 2006
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