Just when you think the stupid barrel’s run dry:
Yes, that is a wanted poster inked onto the arm of defendant Tyree Gland, on trial for killing a young girl, Deandre Brown, in a drive-by shooting.
The real joke? Our rules of evidence. Gland’s lawyer has demanded that the tattoo be concealed from jurors because it might “unfairly prejudice” them. In other words, it might lead jurors to believe that Gland is the type of person who puts out hits on police officers.
The judge rejected the defense’s request. This threat against an officer of the law will not be brushed under the carpet, like so many others.
But it makes one think: how many times a day does some guilty person walk because a different judge has granted an equally inane demand to suppress facts?