Heard on The Judges

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 24 15:57:32 UTC 2008

Heard on Judge Greg, spokn by a mid-twentyish, black male defendant:

"I _retch_ (i.e., "reached") into my pocket for my knife."


White people be saying that all colored men carry knives!


That's a _damned lie_!!!

[Pause, then, demurely]

_I_ been carrying a icepick for thirty years.

---Redd Foxx
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
                                              -Sam'l Clemens

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