Above, you’ll find the cover of Robocop #17, published way back in 1991. ”You have broken the law and betrayed us all!,” exclaims Robocop, who probably should never have received his own comic book series. He continues: “The sentence, Officer Lewis, is death.” Something tells us this is not permitted by the sentencing guidelines in the future. You would think Officer Lewis would at least have her union rep present for this “proceeding.” But something isn’t right here. Robot cops get to charge, convict, and sentence their fellow officers? If that is the “future of law enforcement,” that is not a good thing.
By the way, do you know how difficult it is becoming to find legal themed comic book covers after publishing one a week for nearly two years? Wow. Although, in fairness, you probably had a sneaking suspicion that it was becoming a challenge when you saw that this week’s issue featured Robocop. We’re really having trouble maintaining a straight face every time we type “Robocop.” Oh, well.
By the way, as we mentioned yesterday, this post – the one you are reading this very moment – is our 750th post. We observed the anniversary yesterday (so as not to make this edition of Friday Links too self indulgent), but we must confess that this is quite an occasion for us. Way back in January of 2010, when we started this blogging thing, 750 posts was an unimaginable goal. And yet here we are. Thank you for your support.
It’s been a while since we checked in on the North Carolina Law Blog. Just this week, though, that site ran “Choosing a Practice Area: The Smaller, The Better” by Joyce Brafford. Check it out.
Apparently, hazing lawsuits, or at least the incidents they are based upon, are not new.