But there’s no benefit to pleading guilty. Hence, trial.
The prosecutor is irate. During a moment in the trial, he said to Dal, “This case is a slam dunk!” and “We can do this the easy way and the hard way – it’s your choice.”
(To which Dal replied: “Isn’t that always the case?” and then proceeded to explain why he wasn’t going to stipulate to critical pieces of evidence that the prosecutor could not lay a proper foundation.)
The issue isn’t what easiest for the prosecutor. Sure, it’s much easier if the NBA Finals didn’t involve defense. Or if it looks like a slam dunk, the opposing team shouldn’t try to block or foul. But that’s not how it works. Not in the NBA Finals. Not in the World Cup. Heck – not even in the lawyers basketball league I played in a few weeks ago.
And certainly not here.
If the case is a slam dunk, then be happy that you’re going to win so easily. But it doesn’t mean that you have a right to an uncontested basket.
Here’s to Dal playing some tough defense again today as the trial continues.