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Tue May 12, 2020, 04:07 PM

Would Perry Mason defend someone arrested by Lt. Columbo?

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:11 PM

1. You're asking if the Person that never lost a case would defend a person arrested by a cop that

never arrested the wrong person?

Mason always defended a person that was arrested for murder if it was in self defense.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:16 PM

2. What if Radar from M*A*S*H was the personal assistant to President Bartlet?

?

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:23 PM

3. He was known to have lost one case...

but subsequent events cleared the client.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:28 PM

4. No. Pointless.

Columboís suspect would have already confessed long before the case came to Masonís attention.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:31 PM

5. Perry has defended clients that had confessed, of course they only confessed to protect a loved one.

Obviously an innocent loved one.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #5)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:35 PM

6. Columbo's suspects confess to get him to go away.

They would probably prefer prison to Columboís relentless harassment.

-Laelth

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:55 PM

7. No, Mason only defended innocent clients.

(And got his clients off by getting the guilty party to confess in court).

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #7)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:14 PM

9. Nope, he'll defend a client that confessed in court but killed in self defense. I have the complete

set of DVD's. I watch one a day on the treadmill. I have no life.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:11 PM

8. He should

I've always suspected at least 50% of Columbo's cases would've been thrown out or resulted in not guilty verdicts.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #8)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:28 PM

10. Peter Gunn dealt effectively with the problem of trials

He never left a bad guy breathing.....

I recently binge watched the hundred fifteen or so episodes.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:17 PM

11. They should've made a one-off show on that. Would've loved to see it.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:59 PM

12. Would Lt. Columbo Arrest Someone Who Had Perry Mason For a Lawyer?

That, Sir, might be a better question. It always surprised me that Lt. Tragg or Mr. Berger went ahead with the warrant once they had been informed the person they sought to arrest and convict was a client of Mr. Mason's. It neever turned out well for them, and was often downright embarrassing.

I would like to have seen a Columbo where he's called to some nondescript alley past midnight to see there a young gang-banger's corpse with two rounds to the head and not one soul around, a la The Wire, and see how he makes out with that...

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 10:16 PM

13. Even better - would Perry Mason defend someone arrested by Ironside?

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 11:19 AM

14. Dunno, was Mason still practicing in the '70s? n/t

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