Saturday, November 25, 2006

Leave the weed at home

This kid has some serious acting out issues. A 19 year old with a long history of petty crimes is on trial for stealing bicycles. His mother is his defense attorney. He stands up at the defense table at the end of the trial and a bag of marijuana falls out of his pocket. Guess they don't search people going into court houses there. Meanwhile, his mother pleads insanity.
"I'm going to say it in a very crass way, and I hope he forgives me," she said.

"He is brain-damaged, your honor. I don't mean he's just a defendant who does dumb stuff. This is a boy with an IQ in triple digits. His brain is glued together with Silly Putty. He can't think his way out of a paper bag, but he can do physics."
She presuambly is asking for treatment rather than jail time. Maybe he's really just a troubled kid with brain damage, but it sounds to me like he probably just needs more attention from her outside of the courtroom.


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