And finally… ruff justice

An accused man’s request for legal assistance was denied because his request to police to “give me a lawyer dog” was deemed ambiguous.

Disregarding the colloquial use of “dog”, a judgment from the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that 24-year-old Warren Demesme’s constitutional right to legal advice had not been denied, with Justice Scott Crichton saying he “ambiguously referenced a lawyer” in his police interview.

Demesme told officers: “If y’all think I did it, I know that I didn’t do it so why don’t you just give me a lawyer dog cause this is not what’s up.”

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