This sounds more like a movie script or a joke. An attorney and a drug dealer meet in a bar. Maybe the attorney believed this drug dealer was innocent.
And maybe this attorney is as dumb as the drug dealer. We will probably never know.
Honesty is the Best Policy
When we first came across this one, we were sure it would end up covering the fact that the government takes most of this defendant's income through income tax and insurance; therefore, he couldn't afford an attorney.
However, it took a different angle, making honesty the best policy.
Let's Go Where No Man Has Gone Before
We wonder what the defendant felt when this attorney asked this question. He obviously couldn't afford to hire someone from a well-respected law firm, and he knew he was given a rough deal when this fellow of an attorney was appointed.
Yes, Mr. Attorney. They just continued going down and down. The minute you reached the basement, you were stuck in there for life. What on earth went through your mind when you asked this question?
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Witnesses have to be treated like children. And the younger, the better. You have to lead them to the answers you want them to provide, making them fall into the trap without even noticing.
This is a classic example. If this witness had the slightest amount of intelligence needed to pass this cross-examination, they would have gone through all cities in the world, followed by refusing to answer the question.
Is Ignorance a Disability?
Once upon a time, job interviews weren't as limiting as they are today. Any question referring to the candidate's personal life could be asked freely, from their partner's income to their conception plans.
These days, you could go through the whole enrollment process without anyone knowing; you are over the age of 70 with no plans to extend the family. The least this employer could have done was not admit to being so ignorant.