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Monday, December 05, 2005
Talk About It ... But Who'll Defend the Lawyers? "If lawyers want to know why they are the butt of so many jokes, they might want to listen to the claptrap coming out of some of their mouths," writes the Inquirer's John Grogan. He gives two examples. Let's talk about more.
Example One: Accused killer's girlfriend was "a witness and a victim." That's what attorney Robert D. Beyer said about the Lancaster girl who ran off with after boyfriend after he allegedy killed her parents. Grogan snaps back: "Call her young and confused. Call her dumb. Call her immature or infatuated. But please don't call her a victim. Don't insult the dead by cheapening that term." Early Word:Kara Beth Borden (right) is only 14. And if she is also dumb, immature, confused or infatuated, she is still a victim in a way. What do you think?