“Good morning gentlemen, c’mon in.”

County Attorney Banner ©Jack BoardmanSeason 13—Adventure 9—County Attorney—Episode 7—Scene 1… In the Chambers of Judge Fisher… “So,” Judge Alexander Jones began the interview, “Counselor—Hammar, is it? What makes you think you’d like to become a public defender?”

“It is Hammar, Andrew Jackson Hammar, Your Honor,” He replied, “I believe all defendants, regardless of their financial situation, deserve a vigorous defense.”

“And if you, in your heart, just know the defendant is probably guilty?”

AJ Hammar interviewed by Judges Fisher and Jones ©Jack Boardman“And if you, in your heart, just know the defendant is probably guilty?”

“Well Your Honor”, Hammar replied, “In Winship, 397 U.S. 358 of 1970, the U.S. Supreme Court made clear that the presumption of innocence is a constitutional principle which is binding on the states, saying that ‘the Due Process clause protects the accused against conviction except upon proof beyond reasonable doubt of every fact necessary to constitute the crime charged,’ guides me.”

Judge Fisher couldn’t help laughing, “Well, Alex, you had to ask, didn’t you?”

“Yes, and I got the answer I so richly deserved.”

“Unless Judge Jones has an objection, I think we can approve your application to serve when needed, as a public defender.”

“Judge Jones has no objection,” Jones smiled, “Welcome aboard, Counselor!”

“I won’t let you down,” Hammar replied, “I am honored to be a part of this court.”

Leaving the courthouse, Hammar went directly to the Lepus and Jones to tell Melissa Ames the good news, “I’m going to like this Moosehead County more than I could have imagined.”

County Attorney—Episode 7—Scene 1… The Forest Bank… Willie and Mike McGraw arrived at the Forest City Branch of Forest Bank (there is also a branch in Danger Bay) just as the bank manager was walking to the door to open the bank for business, “Good morning gentlemen, c’mon in.”

The Forest Bank was about to be robbed ©Jack Boardman“Good morning gentlemen, c’mon in.”

Only seconds later, Anson P. McGillicuddy would regret his welcome as Willie displayed a wicked-big revolver and Mike grinned, “We’d like to make a withdrawal—a BIG withdrawal.”

Teller Cynthia Williams immediately stepped on the silent alarm causing an alert to sound in both the Moosehead County and Danger Bay Sheriffs offices—with the closer Moosehead County office to dispatch all available squads to Forest City.

MOVE—MOVE—MOVE!” Mike McGraw shouted, “HURRY!”

The well-trained tellers did just that—the whole idea was survival.

Within a minute or two, the robbers were out the door and heading north on MN Highway 61.

Just beyond the town of Hovland, they turned onto County 16—Arrowhead Trail, and about ten miles into the wilderness, they abandoned the old, stolen Buick.

The Cook County sheriffs soon found the Buick. The bandits were not found.

To be CONTINUED…

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About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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11 Responses to “Good morning gentlemen, c’mon in.”

  1. Sarah Cooper says:

    Really not a fan of bank robbers! Catch ’em!!!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Chris Shouse says:

    Gangsters and now Bank Robbers just perfect 🙂 Go Getum!!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. sgtmajcarl says:

    “Well Your Honor”, Hammar replied, “In Winship, 397 U.S. 358 of 1970, the U.S. Supreme Court made clear that the presumption of innocence is a constitutional principle which is binding on the states, saying that ‘the Due Process clause protects the accused against conviction except upon proof beyond reasonable doubt of every fact necessary to constitute the crime charged,’ guides me.”

    LONG WINDED SUCKER, AIN’T HE? 😀

    Liked by 2 people

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