Saturday, January 21, 2006

The Great Escape

Two of my clients escaped last week.  Apparently, they were helped by their fellow officers. I won’t dwell on the legalities and technicalities but on the experience of having someone who has trusted you with their lives escape before their cases can be terminated.

I went to the taping of Debate last week and met a particularly repulsive Congressman (I would have wanted to say, “is there any other kind?”  but my friends Erin Tanada and Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel are members of Congress and they’re not repulsive and among the nicest persons you will ever meet) who greeted me by asking, “aren’t you offended that your clients escaped, that means they don’t trust you?  You should feel betrayed.”

Because he is particularly repulsive, I actually just smiled and said nothing;  but on-air, Winnie Monsod also asked me practically the same question.

That got me thinking.

After having witnessed two of my clients killed before my very eyes, I’ve now experienced something new again—to have two clients escape.

Honestly, I don’t know what to think.

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