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   Lawyer accuses victim of being a "conniving spider" who "lured" his client and 20 of his friends into gang raping her over a 4 month period because she didn't cry rape until a sex tape of her was circulated. The victim, by the way, is 11 years old

28 Nov 2012 10:14 PM   |   17258 clicks   |   Jezebel
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St_Francis_P     
Given a jury consisting entirely of pedophiles, and a passed-out judge, this is a winning strategy.

28 Nov 2012 06:26 PM
Brontes    [TotalFark]  

St_Francis_P: Given a jury consisting entirely of pedophiles, and a passed-out judge, this is a winning strategy.


He is entitled to a jury by his peers, a bunch of other sick farks. This is an insane truth is stranger than fiction story.

28 Nov 2012 06:35 PM
Nadie_AZ    [TotalFark]  
Regardless. Statutory rape.

28 Nov 2012 06:40 PM
naughtyrev    [TotalFark]  
Wow - that's a um, novel, defense . When I first read about this story a while back, I remembered there was a bunch of outrage in the community not about what happened but because of who was implicated. Steve Taylor, defense attorney, is a true scumbag.

28 Nov 2012 07:49 PM
trivial use of my dark powers     
Steve Taylor, defense attorney, is the biggest #$%$%^#% in the whole story which is quite a feat considering the others are grown men who rape eleven year olds. 

Burn 'em all I say.

28 Nov 2012 08:33 PM
Coco LaFemme     
*reads article*

I'm feeling very, very stabby.

28 Nov 2012 08:36 PM
Chariset    [TotalFark]  
How does this man sleep at night?

28 Nov 2012 08:39 PM
Donnchadha    [TotalFark]  
This is in some backwards ass third world hell hole nation that allows people to "honor rape", right?

*checks link*

Texas.

Well, it's a backwards ass third world hell hole, at least.

28 Nov 2012 08:42 PM
duppy    [TotalFark]  
Ugh. I would like to lure that guy's ass to my boot.

28 Nov 2012 08:44 PM
hubiestubert    [TotalFark]  
...and this is why I killed him Your Honor...

In fairness, in Texas, that would be a perfectly cromulent defense.

28 Nov 2012 08:46 PM
GAT_00     

Donnchadha: This is in some backwards ass third world hell hole nation that allows people to "honor rape", right?

*checks link*

Texas.

Well, it's a backwards ass third world hell hole, at least.


Texas: because who needs to move to Pakistan?

28 Nov 2012 08:53 PM
Krymson Tyde     
I think we have a contender for the honor of Scummiest Lawyer of All Time.
All. Time.

28 Nov 2012 08:58 PM
Coco LaFemme     

Krymson Tyde: I think we have a contender for the honor of Scummiest Lawyer of All Time.
All. Time.


Man, and Joe Amendola was just dusting a spot on his bookshelf for the trophy, too.

28 Nov 2012 09:02 PM
dustman81    [TotalFark]  
If I were on that jury, I'd request a decontamination shower in the jury room as listening to that defense would make me feel soiled and unclean. Also, vomit bags placed in each seat.

28 Nov 2012 09:15 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  
Oh, by the way? Cruse is already serving an eight-year sentence on convictions for aggravated robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. But that's irrelevant, right?

Well, depending on what they allowed into evidence, it could be irrelevant.

28 Nov 2012 09:16 PM
Makh    [TotalFark]  
So how does he figure that one 11 year old girl is able to consent and trick people into gang raping her? And 20 people thought this was a good idea to get involved? Gaaaah! Too much wrong.

28 Nov 2012 09:53 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
Without a doubt, you will read numerous comments in this thread that describe Steve Taylor as a heartless, soulless, unconscionable, disgusting, repugnant, unscrupulous, nauseating, repulsive, deplorable, unethical, vile, slimy, unsympathetic, inhuman, all-around no-good scumbaggian piece of trash.

This would be one of those comments.

28 Nov 2012 09:53 PM
minoridiot     

28 Nov 2012 09:58 PM
SundaesChild    [TotalFark]  
Blaming the victim? Implying it was not legitimate rape? Sounds Republican to me.

28 Nov 2012 09:59 PM
brap    [TotalFark]  
Back in the day having a self-appointed interwebby Esq at the end of you login meant that you were RESPECTABLE pond scum.

28 Nov 2012 10:05 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

minoridiot: "People don't come with signs telling their age," Taylor said. "How does a young man know? You can't cut off their legs and count the rings like a tree."
 

And lawyers wonder why people hate them.


In all fairness, he's obligated to give the best defense he can give to the client, and since the rapes were videotaped, he could really only argue that it was consensual. I sincerely doubt he thought it would work, but he can't walk into court and say "fark THIS GUY - send him away." For all we know, it was double-super-secret-reverse-psychology and he figured the "she asked for it" argument would be so reprehensible that his client would be found guilty anyway. And so he was - life in prison. 

I'd bet anything he was asking for a plea deal and his client wouldn't accept, so he had to go outlandish during trial. It's not like this was a rich client, so there wasn't an upside for the lawyer going to trial.

28 Nov 2012 10:11 PM
Gergesa     
Hmmm I have to wonder how some defense attorneys make it through the day. They must be very good at compartmentalizing and just kind of shutting down certain parts of their mind.

28 Nov 2012 10:17 PM
queen biatch of the universe     

Coco LaFemme: *reads article*

I'm feeling very, very stabby.


Ditto - that poor kid. Hope someone is saving up for the kid's therapy bills.

28 Nov 2012 10:18 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     

Chariset: How does this man sleep at night?


On a bed made of money.

28 Nov 2012 10:18 PM
jaytkay     
Bad call, lawyer dude.

If you had used the term "legitimate rape" you could be in the US House or Senate today.

28 Nov 2012 10:19 PM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Ever known an 11 year old girl? Conniving spiders, all of them. It just gets worse from there.

28 Nov 2012 10:19 PM
Karac     

Lsherm: minoridiot: "People don't come with signs telling their age," Taylor said. "How does a young man know? You can't cut off their legs and count the rings like a tree."


And lawyers wonder why people hate them.

In all fairness, he's obligated to give the best defense he can give to the client, and since the rapes were videotaped, he could really only argue that it was consensual.


A much better defense would be to tell his client to find Jesus, and throw himself upon the mercy of the court. Maybe up the ante by faking a suicide attempt.

28 Nov 2012 10:20 PM
Gyrfalcon     

Lsherm: minoridiot: "People don't come with signs telling their age," Taylor said. "How does a young man know? You can't cut off their legs and count the rings like a tree."
 

And lawyers wonder why people hate them.

In all fairness, he's obligated to give the best defense he can give to the client, and since the rapes were videotaped, he could really only argue that it was consensual. I sincerely doubt he thought it would work, but he can't walk into court and say "fark THIS GUY - send him away." For all we know, it was double-super-secret-reverse-psychology and he figured the "she asked for it" argument would be so reprehensible that his client would be found guilty anyway. And so he was - life in prison. 

I'd bet anything he was asking for a plea deal and his client wouldn't accept, so he had to go outlandish during trial. It's not like this was a rich client, so there wasn't an upside for the lawyer going to trial.


Horseshiat.

I could give a scumbag client the best defense possible without having to resort to blaming an 11year old child for instigating her own gang-rape by 20 adult men. And even without feeling bad about trying to get him found not guilty.

This attorney is probably raping his own daughter if he's got one, and somebody needs to check if he's been sanctioned lately.

28 Nov 2012 10:22 PM
HindiDiscoMonster    [TotalFark]  
I am normally a turn the other cheek kind of person, but I am having difficulty not wanting to send that lawyer straight to his maker (The Devil in this case). This douche nozzle probably justifies this by saying "My client has the right to the most zealous defense I can give him". There is a difference between a zealous defense and being a soulless evil motherfarker straight from the pit of hell... a very narrow line, granted, but there is a line.

28 Nov 2012 10:22 PM
Heraclitus    [TotalFark]  
FFS

28 Nov 2012 10:22 PM
poisonpill     

Gergesa: Hmmm I have to wonder how some defense attorneys make it through the day. They must be very good at compartmentalizing and just kind of shutting down certain parts of their mind.


Only if it's a legitimate form of defense.

28 Nov 2012 10:23 PM
Harry_Seldon     

Chariset: How does this man sleep at night?


Even the most despicable clients deserve a vigorous defense.

28 Nov 2012 10:24 PM
Spanky_McFarksalot     
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28 Nov 2012 10:24 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

Gergesa: Hmmm I have to wonder how some defense attorneys make it through the day. They must be very good at compartmentalizing and just kind of shutting down certain parts of their mind.


Either you get a public defender who works for the jurisdiction or you get a local lawyer who defends pro-bono, but it's part of your Miranda rights to have an advocate in court. These people can't do a shiatty job just because their clients are total assholes. I'm sure they are good at compartmentalizing, but we all are. Back when I did desktop support in the early 90's for people who hadn't ever seen a computer before, I would dream about sabotaging the truly stupid people so they'd get fired and I wouldn't have to support them anymore. I never did, but I sure wanted to.

OK, it's not close to the same thing, but you get my point. You do the job because that's the job. It just gets really reprehensible when you're dealing with the worst society has to deal with. Attorneys aren't cops - they can't just beat people senseless and get away with it when they have a bad day.

28 Nov 2012 10:24 PM
Atomic Spunk     

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Chariset: How does this man sleep at night?

On a bed made of money.


Of the many attorneys I know, the criminal defense attorneys are usually the worst paid.

28 Nov 2012 10:25 PM
TanHamster     
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28 Nov 2012 10:25 PM
LegacyDL     
Sometimes I honestly believe that defense lawyers demand that their clients tell them the horrible truth, and then they do a Jedi mind trick into making themselves and their clients believing the contrary.

28 Nov 2012 10:26 PM
earthworm2.0     
Where the hell was this girls parents? How does an 11 year old girl have the free time out of supervision to get gang raped by 20 guys? I think there should.be charges for her parents too.

28 Nov 2012 10:26 PM
Tr0mBoNe    [TotalFark]  
Let's send that acid attack dude over.

28 Nov 2012 10:27 PM
Impaciente1     
I normally hate Jezebel and everything it stands for, but goddamnit, they are right on this one.

28 Nov 2012 10:27 PM
generallyso     
Stay classy, lawyers.

28 Nov 2012 10:28 PM
Lollipop165     

Lsherm: In all fairness, he's obligated to give the best defense he can give to the client, and since the rapes were videotaped, he could really only argue that it was consensual.


As sick as this defense is, THIS. As an American, the guy deserves a defense attorney.

This is the best the defense attorney can come up with.

Why this client is going on trial instead of pleading guilty and taking a lesser charge is beyond me.

28 Nov 2012 10:28 PM
Eirik     
Too bad that he hadn't directed a couple good movies. He'd have half of Hollywood defending him.

28 Nov 2012 10:29 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

Gyrfalcon: Horseshiat.

I could give a scumbag client the best defense possible without having to resort to blaming an 11year old child for instigating her own gang-rape by 20 adult men. And even without feeling bad about trying to get him found not guilty.

This attorney is probably raping his own daughter if he's got one, and somebody needs to check if he's been sanctioned lately.


What do you mean horseshiat? The rape was videotaped. He can't challenge the fact that his client had sex with an 11 year old. He can't challenge that he urged other people to have sex with her. He can't argue that his client urged other rapists to slap the girl. The best possible defense that attorney (or you) could offer is that the sex, and everything else, was consensual.

What magical defense would you offer? That it wasn't him on the tape?

And like I speculated before - he probably knew this strategy wasn't going to fly, but if his client demanded he go with it, then that's what he's obligated to do.

28 Nov 2012 10:29 PM
TV's Vinnie     
Clicks link.

Sees Texas mentioned.

Closes window.

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28 Nov 2012 10:30 PM
basemetal    [TotalFark]  
In his end, he'll get what's coming to him.

28 Nov 2012 10:32 PM
Anderson's Pooper     
I am a defense attorney. One of the things I tell my clients is that I'll do anything I can within the bounds of law to make sure they get a fair trial. But I also let them know that if I can't say it with a straight face I won't say it on the record. This statement doesn't even come close.

Given the video tape, about the best you can do is question his ability to discern her age. Spread the blame with the co-defendants, "They said she was 18." And don't go after her other than making sure the jury knows it was "consentual." The worst thing you can do is victimize her even more.

28 Nov 2012 10:32 PM
kvinesknows     
sick.. truly sick.. did anyone read some of commens on the bottom? lke hat one from poe alexander? god that made me want to fap

28 Nov 2012 10:33 PM
ArmednHammered    [TotalFark]  

TanHamster: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x333]


That would be too quick. I'm thinking a chipper shredder an inch at a time.

28 Nov 2012 10:34 PM
Bit'O'Gristle     
You know, it's bad enough that you could find one, maybe two guys who would be willing to fark a 11 year old that was willing, but seriously? 20? Wtf is wrong with you people? And how as a lawyer, could you stand in front of the court and spew this bullshiat without being disbarred? If he would have said that shiat to me, and i was the trial judge, i would have thrown both him and his scumbag client in FPYITA prison for life. There is no excuse..none...i don't care if she was naked screaming your name, begging you to fark her, she's 11. Everyone who did this should be jailed for long and long. Comon people, that's someone's daughter.

Reminds me of that case where the attractive young white couple was kidnapped, and raped and beaten before being killed. The guy who thought of it called up a bunch of his friends. I wonder how that convo went? Esp since a bunch of his friends came over to help rape her. I have moments where i have faith in people, then there is a story like this. Where nobody seems to have any sense of empathy, or a clear mind on what is right or wrong. fark people suck sometimes.

28 Nov 2012 10:34 PM
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