July 07, 2005

Video: KY P.D.'s buried under caseload

Top story from WYMT in Kentucky: 97 seconds profiling some overstretched public defenders:

The Pike-Floyd County Public Defender's office has four potential death penalty cases coming up. That's in addition to three thousand other cases. There are only four lawyers to handle it all.

The poor p.d. interviewed already looks pretty tired. She said,

"I've been known to sleep in the breakroom to get it done, to prepare for a big trial coming up."

Yeah, public pretenders don't give a damn. Tell me another one.