A fool for a client

James Kurt scratched his head as he watched the jurors stand up and leave the courtroom after it took them less than two hours to find him guilty of carjacking and armed robbery. “I ain’t going to prison,” he said. “You trippin’, that’s all.”

Scott Strauss, the assistant State Attorney, closed his briefcase and looked up for a beat. “You still think you had a better chance of defending yourself than someone from the Public Defenders Office?”

James shrugged and shook his head saying, “Shit man, you just don’t understand the street talk… How we talk back in my neighbourhood.”

By Vincent Holland

Inspired by the case of Kurt James – http://local10.com

Prison break by suitcase

“You know, I think this is gonna work,” Ramirez said.

“You really think so?”

“Uh!” Ramirez said, tucking his knees up against his chest and squeezing into the suitcase.

“You want me to zip it up?” his girlfriend said.

Ramirez nodded and pressed his head inside and felt the suitcase tighten around him. Then he felt the bumps and cracks of the prison yard until they came to a stop by the prison gate. He could hear the guards talking about the suitcase and his girlfriend falter. He was beginning to think, that maybe, this wasn’t such a bright idea.

By Vincent Holland

Inspired by the case of Juan Ramirez –  www.reuters.com