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4.03.2007

Good Times


Saw this story this morning where Fort Worth district judge Elizabeth Berry sentenced some guy in a wheelchair to 15 years in prison. Sheesh.

Judge Berry and I became employees of the Tarrant County District Attorney's office almost 20 years ago. More specifically, we joined that office on the exact same day. I remember we, along with another new-prosecutor-to-be named Ann Box, were lined up in three metal chairs as a secretary curtly asked us questions so she could type up our official ID's. Questions of: Name, date of birth, height and weight.

Understand, the three of us had just met each other moments ago, but I had a feeling Elizabeth had a sense of humor. Anyway, as she was being asked the aforementioned questions for her ID, it came to the weight question. I can't remember now what she said, say "125", but as a joke, I leaned forward, looked at her with a cocked eyebrow, and in a sarcastic voice of mock disbelief said, "125?"

Elizabeth busted out laughing. Ann Box looked at me like I was the devil.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What? You think you're not the devil?

mzchief said...

"Sheesh" is right. Fifteen years in prison is a fairly LIGHT sentence for a 51 year old MURDERER to receive for the MURDER of a 53 year old father of five. Of course at this late date there is NO "fair" punishment. The MURDERER has lived out the better part of of his old age in freedom and in the care of his wife while the victim NEVER had the chance to see his children grow up, know his grandchildren or care for his dying wife.

Gleemonex said...

Agree 100%, mzchief.

Barry, you may never know how close to dying you came that day ... ;-)

comment4U said...

How funny....I remember those two...

Anonymous said...

mzchief...... once in a while you totally redeem yourself. didos

Anonymous said...

So,in a roundabout way he really got the death sentence.

wordkyle said...

Barry, you're the lawyer. Wasn't it Gladstone who said "Justice delayed is justice denied"?