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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:07 am 
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Socrates convicted again in modern mock trial

In benefit for Hellenic museum, philosopher is fined for corrupting youths, disrespecting Greek gods

By Stacy St. Clair, Chicago Tribune reporter

February 1, 2013

Patrick Fitzgerald has taken down two governors, numerous mobsters and a few terrorists.

But he may have met his match in a 70-year-old Greek philosopher with a big mouth.

Fitzgerald, a former U.S. attorney who gained a national reputation for corruption-busting before going into private practice last year, prosecuted Socrates on Thursday as part of a mock trial intended to raise money for the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago.


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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loca ... rint.story

(Not surprised that in today's time they would bring up money in the sense that Fitzgerald said beforehand that he (Socrates) refused a plea which would have saved the people the cost of a trial.)

(I go with Historians who have acquitted Socrates in the past, and I admit that I'm also I'm biased against the prosecutor who helped put a couple of governors away. I think in one case evidence was withheld and how do we know that some of it may have implicated America's new God in some way. Just speculation but since we didn't get to hear them we won't ever know. And they put the guy away for 14 years so that should let it all get swept under the rug.)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:16 am 
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Hi packy....
Interesting story
But it is a story not a Crime and Trial I think :24

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Thanks, Rumpole.

I thought maybe it should be somewhere else but wasn't sure where to put it.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:28 pm 
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It's quite OK Packy.... hard to say myself sometimes. :24

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Such a shame that the Athenians put this incredibly wise thinker on trial and convicted him (and on such ridiculous charges) for "making them look foolish". He was only pointing out the obvious. (Kind of like Rumpy does? :84 )

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:59 pm 
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We could have a Mock Trial here?

I will defend myself. First I want the Jury selected at RT and CTH.... no bussing people in from JQ (or Pinellas)

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Who gets to be the Judge?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:59 am 
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That sounds like a job for me too

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So, you want to be Socrates, the Judge, select the jury... anything else? :12

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You did not say... Defence Lawyer...

My chief roles are.... amongst my roles are... Accused, Defence Lawyer, Judge, Jury selection expert and I will do updates... so main Journalist.....

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You don't want to be the Prosecutor, too? :61

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:47 am 
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Nah.... "Rumpole of the Bailey" NEVER acts for the prosecution!!!!

It seems "Rumpole" the poster ends up always for defence... somebody has to counter rabid lynch mobs.

Rumpole of the Bailey Season 6 Episode 6
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There was One episode of "Rumpole of the Bailey" that was the exception that proved the rule

Rumpole agrees to act for the family of a dead girl who are bringing a private prosecution for murder against a policeman. Did a killer receive preferential treatment from his colleagues on the Force, who knew he was guilty but decided not to charge him?

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