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053 – Pokemon Made Theft Rampant

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Scott saves his crack bear, James Smashes Edmonton, and Greg digs out a Mummy. It’s Hit Continue 53! Thanks for a year of listening, you beautiful people!

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Phoenix Wright is Actually a Pretty Terrible Lawyer

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So, there’s this very famous play/movie called Twelve Angry Men. In it, a jury has just finished listening to the cases made by the prosecution and defense presiding over a murder, and they’ve been excused to deliberate on whether the defendant should be declared guilty or innocent. What happens next is something that jurors are not allowed to do:

A poster for Henry Fonda's Twelve Angry Men filmThe titular twelve angry men take a look at all of the evidence and go over all of the things that have been said and over the course of a short play they come to a series of completely different conclusions than either the defense or the prosecution. Effectively, what they do is they, while locked away in a room, investigate a case that none of them were witnesses to. For example, the lead in the play (“Juror 8”) claims that it would have been impossible for one of the witnesses to have heard the defendant say “I’m going to kill you” because there would have been too much noise happening from a passing train, which is speculation. Juror 8 also brings in outside evidence (in the form of a replica switchblade) and does his own research on the case outside of what is presented to him in the courtroom. These things normally would lead to a mistrial and restarting jury selection.Continue reading Phoenix Wright is Actually a Pretty Terrible Lawyer

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