Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Innocent and the Guilty

Posted on December 9, 2008 by Jamie Spencer
The Innocent and the Guilty

Received a big box at work today and didn’t have the faintest idea what it could be. Since it was addressed to me, I opened it up, and tada… two bottles of wine.

It was a thoughtful gift from Houston DWI lawyer Mark Bennett. I had done some local co-counseling of a DWI/POM case here in Austin for a client he was representing. Mark did all the heavy lifting; I just went along for the ride.
Of course, Mark didn’t just send me any 2 bottles. They were from an Australian vineyard and named “The Guilty” and “The Innocent”. I read the label of “The Innocent” first:

The Innocent is produced from a single vineyard. Due to its limited production only a lucky few will ever get to taste it.

Aha. Clever commentary on the sometimes overwhelming and unfair advantage the State brings to bear on those it chooses to criminally accuse? Expecting something equally clever, I read the other label.

Apparently only the “lucky few” will get to taste that one too. full story

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