Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Fool for a Client

  • "I think you are making a horrible, horrible mistake that could end up costing you your life," Cook County Circuit Judge Thomas Gainer Jr. said, his eyes locked on Potts. "Do you understand that?"

    "Yes, I do," said Potts, who was seeking permission today to represent himself in his trial on charges he kidnapped and killed ex-girlfriend Nailah Franklin in September 2007.

  • Potts has no legal experience but told the judge he has access to the Cook County Jail's law library one hour a week and has been studying up for his case. Gainer compared Potts' plan to defend himself to reading "Chess for Dummies" a couple of times before playing Garry Kasparov.
We think Potts is ready for the big show. And we only hope that he inspires future legions of idiots to undertake their own defenses, thereby rendering tens of thousands of criminal defense lawyers obsolete, unemployed and forced to find gainful employment as ditch diggers and prostitutes.

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32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I may be mistaken, but didn't Mary Mitchell go to bat for this guy? Didn't she do an interview with him and paint him as the innocent victim of police harassment?

Journalistic integrity....

10/26/2008 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: SCC

From: Ditchdiggers & Prostitutes Union Local #69


You can keep 'em, we don't want 'em.

They're too dumb for us.

10/26/2008 03:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gainer is just another dirtbag judge. Judges always want defendants to have private attorneys to keep there buddies in business.

Misdemeanor and traffic court are perfect examples. Most cases in these courts can be plead without a defense attorney, but judges always strong arm people to hire an attorney. These aren't death penalty cases so there's no chance of an appeal. It's strictly the old boys network keeping lawyers in business.

Stop making arrests and let them starve. To quote a defense attorney i know "we're dieing in the city, you guys aren't bringing in the numbers"

10/26/2008 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is an extreme example of a sociopath. Total disregard for anyone or thing other than themselves. This clown will always be "right".

10/26/2008 06:58:00 AM  
Blogger Prophet Muhammand said...

“He who is his own lawyer at a trial has a fool for a client”

But the better news is,

He also elected to perform his own heart bypass surgery a week before trial.

So this won't go to trial.

10/26/2008 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

LOVE HIS U TUBE VIDEO WISH I HAD THE LINK,,,,

10/26/2008 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gainer compared Potts' plan to defend himself to reading "Chess for Dummies" a couple of times before playing Garry Kasparov.



Ohhhh Cmon! The SA's office isn't THAT good. Not even close.

As terrible the crime was, part of me wants him to beat it just to show how weak the SA's office is!

10/26/2008 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An absolutely brilliant move by Mr. Potts. That way he can be quickly tried and convicted. Then he can demand a retrial on grounds he had an incompetent lawyer.

That trial ought to be really entertaining.

10/26/2008 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work in A/4, where this homicide all started. Potts reminds me of the asshole who killed the stewardess in the 001st District few years ago. This case mirrors that one. Both are arrogant, self-centered pieces of shit.

They both had beautiful, successful women who worshiped the ground they walked on, but treated them like crap. This part I don't understand becasue both these guys are short, scrawny and ugly. Picture Jo-Lo's hubby, Marc Anthony. Anyhow, once these women found out that the man of their dreams was a whore and fraud, they left them.

This is when the trouble started. These guys didn't want their bullshit exposed to any other female, so they decided to get rid of these women. Their arrogance is what got them caught.

Regarding Potts, a friend of mine works in the jail and he said Potts treated every lawyer he had like shit. He'd yell at them, curse them, wouldn't listen to their advise. In the end, he'd fire them. I guess he thinks he's smarter than the average attorney.

Rot in hell, Reggie!

10/26/2008 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that they were PROSITUTES? You give them money and it turn they F*&K YOU

10/26/2008 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez. Wants to represent himself? Must have a full knowledge then of what lawyers in this city are like. Low life types of people, for sure. If the S/A['s loses this one ,let's vote him in after the aquital. But he must keep numnut Judge.

10/26/2008 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the same guy who was driving a Bentley ??? and now he can't afford a lawyer, that's ok he'll rot in jail.

10/26/2008 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good! Who cares, let him hang himself. Burn, bitch, burn...

10/26/2008 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm all for it. He will probably do just as well as any retarded public defender.

10/26/2008 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC: MOBILE STRIKE FAIRIES.
JUST WANTED TO SAY IT.


DS,CKR TAKE IT DEEP!

10/26/2008 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait...aren't Lawyers Already prostitutes?

10/26/2008 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I work in A/4, where this homicide all started."

Hmmmm. I thought she was killed in Calumet City???

10/26/2008 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can just imagine Reggies opening lines in the closing arguements, "yo majesty, ladies and gentleman of the audience.blibity-blabity, blibity-blapity boooo!"

10/26/2008 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm. I thought she was killed in Calumet City???

10/26/2008 10:35:00 PM

Google

10/26/2008 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"I work in A/4, where this homicide all started."

Hmmmm. I thought she was killed in Calumet City???

10/26/2008 10:35:00 PM

Is that you reggie?
HHMMMMM. She was taken from her home in the 012th district.
HMMM. That's area 4.
She was found in Cal City.
You got that?

10/27/2008 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can he also be his own executioner.
Connect the clapper to the chair or the gas chamber. Brilliant! I think I'm going to patent it.

10/27/2008 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the case that former A/4HGS LT. MS always like to pretend she solved. She had one witness/thug ask her out and in an instance she believes his story. Thank God the dicks kept her ego and little knowledge of investigating under control.

On a brighter side, she'll have a gold star by years end now that Peterson has deployed her back from his admin. Lt and into the field.

10/27/2008 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guaranteed appeal giving him a new trial after he is found guilty.

He'll be in prison for the rest of his life, what does he care? All he wants to do is spend more of that time in the library than in general population.

All because Cook County judges don't have the balls to make a defendant PROVE that he qualifies for the public defender.

The only requirement to automatically get a PD in Cook County is that you are black or hispanic.

Watch what happens when a white guy says he doesn't have money and needs a PD? See if there isn't some kind of review of his finances before he gets one.

10/27/2008 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohhhh Cmon! The SA's office isn't THAT good. Not even close.

As terrible the crime was, part of me wants him to beat it just to show how weak the SA's office is!

10/26/2008 10:07:00 AM

I wouldn't be so sure about death penalty cases, especially this one.

10/27/2008 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm. I thought she was killed in Calumet City???

10/26/2008 10:35:00 PM

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Actually that's a good point.

Usually murders are investigated by the jurisdiction where the body falls.

Except in the case of kidnappings or transported bodies, where the investigation is conducted by the jurisdiction where the murder occurred or the body was taken.

10/27/2008 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
I can just imagine Reggies opening lines in the closing arguements, "yo majesty, ladies and gentleman of the audience.blibity-blabity, blibity-blapity boooo!"

10/26/2008 10:54:00 PM


Oh boy, they could sell tickets to this trial on Stub Hub, this ought to be really entertaining. I hope someone goes there and brings a tape recorder to post for our entertainment.

I'd like to hear Potts doing his best Johnny Cochrane imitation. "If the shit don't fit, you gotta acquit!" That trial will be more fun than old Amos and Andy reruns.

10/27/2008 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, a defense attorney that an Assistant Crook County State's attorney may have a chance of beating at trial!!!

10/27/2008 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can he also be his own executioner.
Connect the clapper to the chair or the gas chamber. Brilliant! I think I'm going to patent it.

10/27/2008 12:28:00 AM

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Think I screwed up my last post--sorry......this is the post that made me snort! OK, no sleep, time to go.

10/27/2008 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous R U ( as in Eunuch) Gene? Pinch Him said...

"...I can just imagine Reggies opening lines in the closing arguements, "yo majesty, ladies and gentleman of the audience.blibity-blabity, blibity-blapity boooo!"

10/26/2008 10:54:00 PM

Holy Moley! Great Gribbity Gritz !!! WhY I'se be a junglefried jehosaphat!! That there is my patented speech, Ess Cee and Cee!!!
And you u-sed it wif out my legality permanent mission. Consider this heah a no-tice that I ams filing a lawyer suit against yew, the IN- TIRE She- Caw- Go Forces of Policery, as well as the Super Attendant of the Forces, MISTER Joe .D.WEEZE, Master of WEEZERY and all that!
To the beleaguered Mr. Reginald Potts, Esq; I am readily avail and able to aggressively re-pre and sent yo interests in this BOE-GUSSS, falsely -affied criminal matter; why you was down heah in hell with me at the time of her er, um, deatherism.
Ow!!! Damn it, a devil's imp , kinda looks like The Honorabble Mayor, is pitchfork pokin' me in the ass !!! Im's a mite uncomfortable at the moment...
Yowsah! Li'l summabitch just poke-ed my hemorhoids, dammit go over to the other tarpit and pokes Reverend Wright, I hear he likes it in the....OWWW !!! YOWWW !!!
Missy? You gots any of them parkin ticket books I can use to fan mah wrinkled ass off with?
Yeeoowtch! Yeeowtch! I says....
Sincerely, and most anally painfully yours...
R Eunuch Gene Pinch Him, Esq;
Mediocre Counselor at Large,
Deceased and Disposed Judge
Master of Shysterism and Barratry
Tarpit Prostitute
( and as always,personal checks accepted)
Now accepting link cards, grape superhero juice,cheetos and forty ounces as well as satan- proof preparation H ( as in hell).

10/27/2008 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reggie Potts is one of the biggest asshole police fighters ever. His only claim to fame is diarrhea of the mouth. He MF's the A/O's, wagon men,Dets, ASA's,lockup keepers, paramedics, Dr's & nurses, Jail guards, his own lawyers & judges. What I want to see is him MF'in the jury which sentences him to a DEATH which been too long in coming.

10/28/2008 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Henry Stramm said...

Hey anonymous, its hard to address you directly because you are too much of a pussy to comment under your real name. I am speaking to the "dirtbag judge" blogger. Why don't you pull your head out of your ass and consider the fact that if the judge did not admonish the defendant like this, and the defendant was then convicted, then it is possible, maybe likely, that the conviction would be overturned. Are you really so ignorant that you cannot envision this scenario? There is a huge difference between being angry at the system, which every police officer should be, and unbelieveably stupid, which you are. It's time for you to crawl back into your hole.

10/28/2008 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This R U Gene Pinch 'em is effin great.I lost complete control of all bodily funtions. Keep 'em comin', yo!!!!!!

10/28/2008 06:24:00 PM  

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