Scene at the Courthouse

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In court, a prosecutor, big black Sharpie in hand, redacts identifying information page-by-page from a copy of an offense report. After he redacts the driver's license numbers, phone numbers, cops' payroll numbers, and so forth from a page, he passes it to the defense lawyer, who, reading from the original offense report, is handwriting the redacted information back on his copy.

Life in the criminal courthouse: Some days tragedy, some days farce.

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