What would you do…if you faced drug trafficking charges and were making your first court appearance? (TAR Lite #2)
1. Show up in coat and tie, apologize to the court for your behaviors, promise to change and ask for mercy?
2. Show up in coat and tie and explain you are an addict and would like help, but will take whatever consequences the court metes out?
3. Show up in a sweatshirt printed with instructions for making crack cocaine?
Congratulations is you selected option 3, which is what an unidentified man did in a Broward County, Florida courtroom. An attorney commented, “I couldn’t believe the gumption this person had.” Mr. Attorney: addicts have what appears to be gumption because, due to damage to the frontal lobes of the brain, they will take risks the sober among us would never consider. This includes doing anything that flies in the face of convention, as if to say, “Look at what I can do! F— all of you!”