My law partner Jim Shelson spotted this gem of a story on the Associated Press, c/o Yahoo:
SAN DIEGO – A San Diego judge has declared a mistrial in a kidnapping and assault case after the defendant smeared excrement on his lawyer's face and threw it at jurors. The judge boosted defendant Weusi McGowan's bail from $250,000 to $1 million after the Monday incident.
Prosecutor Christopher Lawson says McGowan was upset because the judge refused to remove public defender Jeffrey Martin from the case.
McGowan had smuggled a bag of feces into court and spread it on Martin's hair and face before flinging the excrement at jurors. No jurors were hit.
That's a drug dealer's wet dream -- a $750,000 bag of shit . . . but did anyone think Mr. McGowan could post the $250K bond anyway?
More important by far though: is Mr. McGowan "shit-slinging crazy" -- or was he just "topping off" a lawyer who was already full of shit? And how does one "smuggle a bag of feces into court"? The jail, sheriff's van, and courtroom all smelled so bad that nobody noticed?