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Old August 6 2013, 09:09 PM   #91
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Re: Finding goofs in your tv shows...

Indeed, the concern is that jury members may expect a slam dunk in terms of forensic evidence, as seen on TV.

True story: there was one rather naive panelist on our jury who actually argued that the fact that defendant had a criminal record proved that he was innocent--because, having already been convicted of the same crime, why in heaven's name would he make that mistake again?

I patiently explained to her the concepts of career criminals, recidivism, and self-destructive behavior patterns . . ..
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Old August 6 2013, 11:58 PM   #92
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Or maybe he thought that this time he wouldn't be caught. Because he learned what he did wrong last time and tried not to make those some errors again.

Or perhaps the defendent was just dumb.

Foresenics is just one piece of evidence, that could prove a person was at a location, it's the other evidence that proves not only were they there but they commited the crime.
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Old August 7 2013, 01:07 AM   #93
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Or maybe he thought that this time he wouldn't be caught. Because he learned what he did wrong last time and tried not to make those some errors again.

Or perhaps the defendent was just dumb.

Foresenics is just one piece of evidence, that could prove a person was at a location, it's the other evidence that proves not only were they there but they commited the crime.

I had a classmate who worked in the public defender's office. She confirmed this was the number one cause of criminals committing crimes and being caught. Seriously, they were idiots. When asked simple questions, like why did you do "x"? "seemed like a good idea." "Why?" "I don't know, it just did." They weren't just avoiding answering, they really didn't think about it, themselves, their actions, others, etc.

When you don't think about anything but "eh, why not?", you don't really deserve much consideration. IMO.
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Old August 9 2013, 03:55 AM   #94
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Re: Finding goofs in your tv shows...

They should have gone with, "It was step one in my plan to rule the WORLD!!!!! Bwhahahahaha!"
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Old August 9 2013, 08:18 AM   #95
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Ah the old insanity defense.

Besides as every would be world leader knows, the secret is to rule from behind the scenes.
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Old August 10 2013, 08:26 AM   #96
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Re: Finding goofs in your tv shows...

Here's one in the Wonder Years, the show take place from 1968 to 1973. Season 4 (1971-1972) had an episode titled "The Accident", there was a song played by Bob Seger- We've Got Tonight, that song was not released until 1978.


Really don't care the song fits.
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Old August 10 2013, 02:45 PM   #97
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Yeah, but, OMG, that scene just rips your heart open.
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Old August 10 2013, 07:15 PM   #98
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If I was on a jury I think I'd have trouble avoiding applying my own logic if it was obvious to me the defendant didn't have a good lawyer.

I'm probably too strongly opinionated about the fact of disproportionately qualified representation between the rich and the poor to ever get selected for a jury. And every time they tried to paint a picture of the character of the defendant I'd resist it as slick manipulation.
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Old August 10 2013, 08:02 PM   #99
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If I was on a jury I think I'd have trouble avoiding applying my own logic if it was obvious to me the defendant didn't have a good lawyer..
During the trial in question, I tried very hard not to hold the defendant's painfully ill-prepared public defender against him . . . but it wasn't easy.

Even still, I didn't think we could consider arguments and defenses (like "mistaken identity") that hadn't been aired in court. Our job was to examine the arguments and testimony placed before us, not to try to do the public defender's job for him.

Getting back to goofs, I still remember the M*A*S*H episode where Radar was shown reading an AVENGERS comic book--despite the fact that THE AVENGERS debuted some ten years after the Korean War!
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Old August 12 2013, 11:29 PM   #100
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Getting back to goofs, I still remember the M*A*S*H episode where Radar was shown reading an AVENGERS comic book--despite the fact that THE AVENGERS debuted some ten years after the Korean War!
That wasn't a goof. You just need to post it in the alternate history tv show thread.
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Old August 14 2013, 04:32 AM   #101
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Getting back to goofs, I still remember the M*A*S*H episode where Radar was shown reading an AVENGERS comic book--despite the fact that THE AVENGERS debuted some ten years after the Korean War!
That wasn't a goof. You just need to post it in the alternate history tv show thread.
In M*A*S*H world, the war lasted a decade!!!
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Old August 14 2013, 01:36 PM   #102
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Aw, that's nothing. Remember that one time Tintin was showed a copy of Destination Moon... in Cigars of the Pharaoh, before even meeting Haddock and Calculus?!
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Old August 14 2013, 01:51 PM   #103
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Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
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Getting back to goofs, I still remember the M*A*S*H episode where Radar was shown reading an AVENGERS comic book--despite the fact that THE AVENGERS debuted some ten years after the Korean War!
That wasn't a goof. You just need to post it in the alternate history tv show thread.
In M*A*S*H world, the war lasted a decade!!!
Which reminds me - There was a MASH ep where Hawkeye joked about mailing a B-52 home a part at a time. While the B-52 was in development during the Korean War, it wasn't fielded until 1955, and certainly wasn't used in Korea.
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Old August 17 2013, 04:38 AM   #104
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watching the first season of CSI:NY and a woman puts together an AR-15, finishes up, has the fire control group mising
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Old August 17 2013, 05:35 AM   #105
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Which reminds me - There was a MASH ep where Hawkeye joked about mailing a B-52 home a part at a time. While the B-52 was in development during the Korean War, it wasn't fielded until 1955, and certainly wasn't used in Korea.
Oh, that one's easy. Hawkeye figured he'd be there long enough for the B-52 to come out!
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