Granted, the courts bend over backwards to support the police and uphold convictions. But just when you thought it couldn’t get any more ridiculous, along comes the Louisiana Supreme Court…..
Washington Post, Nov. 2 – When a friend says, “I’ll hit you up later dog,” he is stating that he will call again sometime. He is not calling the person a “later dog.”
But that’s not how the courts in Louisiana see it. And when a suspect in an interrogation told detectives to “just give me a lawyer dog,” the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that the suspect was, in fact, asking for a “lawyer dog,” and not invoking his constitutional right to counsel. It’s not clear how many lawyer dogs there are in Louisiana, and whether any would have been available to represent the human suspect in this case, other than to give the standard admonition in such circumstances to simply stop talking.
The ruling by Louisiana’s high court…clarified that requesting a canine attorney need not cause the police to stop questioning someone.
Not a joke. It’s an actual decision by a state supreme court right here in the U.S.
(Thanks to attorney Steve Oberman of Knoxville, Tn.)