(From “Thrilling Comics” number 10, 1940.)
They should have thrown him in the river to see if he floated.
That reminds me of the old witch trials. If they drowned then they were not witches but if they lived they were. Some people don’t like today’s Justice system, but at least you don’t have to die to prove anything.
But…think of how much money the taxpayers save if the ultimate proof of guilt is death! No more overcrowded prisons! Granted, there’s a puzzlingly high crime rate, but, oh well, all those offenders will die off eventually!
(Wow, that’s a lot of exclamation points!)
You used a lot of exclamation points, that’s proof you’re guilty. Not as much proof as if you died, but still pretty good.
You Honor, please note that the Defendant has undergone rigor mortis and is not to be misconstrued by Perry Mason here as alleging that my client thinks the crime in question was and is, in any way, humorous.
I think that the people in prison should pay for rent and food and other things that the tax payer pay for. It’s an easy out for them and we have to pay for it. Why should they stay out of prison when they have a better life inside then they would on the outside. Sorry for the soap box but I am a prison guard and I see up close what it is like. I could go on forever about it but I won’t, but if you really ever what to know the real story about prison ask the gaurds not the inmates.
Sorry misspelled guards.
“Intresting, The Man seems to be shot with the same bullet found at the crime scene. Since he has the bullet in his possesion… He Must Be The Killer!”
Matt that does make sense to me.
Hey! Don’t ruin my retirement plan, Hammerknight! (When I get too old to work, but am still too poor to retire, I will rob a bank. If I succeed, I don’t have to worry about money anymore. If I’m caught, I get free room and board, possibly until I die. If I’m killed while committing the crime…well…I guess I wouldn’t need to worry about bills anymore.)
Plus you can has all the sex you ever wanted. And someone willing to wash your back.
What’s wrong with that logic? If he’s so innocent, let’s hear him tell us his version. Well? Still waiting.
Oh, Danny? We don’t use rivers anymore. Witches melt in water, and that deprives the citizenry of the entertainment of a witch-burning. Just throw em on the scales with the duck, and let Science! sort it out.
“Plus you can has all the sex you ever wanted. And someone willing to wash your back.”