when they hear a victim’s testimony their brain follows an almost surgical dissection of the words, not so much listening so a someone’s heart as it breaks but rather looking for sound bytes to help them win a case.
Don’t tell me I’m ‘promising’
Loud Hair, Loud Mouth

Well, that is precisely their job, to be fair. The defendant’s lawyers in an adversarial court system are meant to be looking for ‘sound bytes’ (more accurately ‘testimony’), to help them win a case.

And judges aren’t meant to be ‘listening to someone’s heart as it breaks’, but listen to ensure the law is upheld.

(I assume you don’t mean here that *judges* are trying to win the case for the defendant too?)

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