History Film / LawAbidingCitizen

26th Jul '16 5:25:16 AM Troper1994
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* RetiredBadAss: [[spoiler:Cylde, he was a former CIA black ops assassin.]]

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* RetiredBadAss: [[spoiler:Cylde, he was a former CIA black ops assassin."brain" for an unknown government agency, performing untraceable assassinations.]]
26th Jul '16 5:19:31 AM Troper1994
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** Though it's not explicitly noted,[[spoiler:Clyde's main goal was to teach nick a lesson about dealing with criminals and proving a point that the justice system was broken.]]
25th Jul '16 5:45:11 AM Troper1994
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* BadAss: [[spoiler:Cylde, he was a former CIA black ops assassin.]]


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* RetiredBadAss: [[spoiler:Cylde, he was a former CIA black ops assassin.]]
24th Jul '16 9:32:59 PM Troper1994
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* BattleofWits: Clyde and Nick.

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* BattleofWits: BattleOfWits: Clyde and Nick.
24th Jul '16 9:32:05 PM Troper1994
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* Badass: [[spoiler:Cylde, he was a former CIA black ops assassin.]]

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* Badass: BadAss: [[spoiler:Cylde, he was a former CIA black ops assassin.]]



* Battleofwits: Clyde and Nick.

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* Battleofwits: BattleofWits: Clyde and Nick.
24th Jul '16 9:31:01 PM Troper1994
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* Badass: [[spoiler:Cylde, he was a former CIA black ops assassin.]]


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* Battleofwits: Clyde and Nick.
24th Jul '16 8:20:33 AM Troper1994
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* TheChessmaster: Clyde
21st Jul '16 7:54:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Among other things, Clyde gets nude to ensure the likely trigger-happy SWAT team busting him knows he's unarmed, he studied law for years prior to prepare for his subsequent plea-bargaining, and he [[spoiler:bought enough land near the prison to ensure he could preemptively dig an escape route under it]].
6th Jul '16 7:24:24 PM dmcreif
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* HollywoodLaw: Ames must have had one bad defense attorney if he's put to death purely on the say-so of his partner, on the question of which one of them was a murderer, a partner who is implied to have a much longer and nastier criminal record to boot. Apparently he never thought to call the husband as a witness either. And the prosecution are the only ones who even remotely care about his opinion as well, and still dismiss it.
** The reason he's sentenced and his partner is effectively let off is a piece of evidence was contaminated by a CSU during the investigation, and all the admissible evidence is suppressed under Fruit of the Poisonous Tree doctrine. The problem with this is, Fruit of the Poisonous Tree only applies to evidence collected through rights violations, and more often than not it only applies to any confession made by the defendant. A piece of evidence contaminated during investigation of the crime scene isn't applicable.

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* HollywoodLaw: Ames HollywoodLaw:
**Ames
must have had one bad defense attorney if he's put to death purely on the say-so of his partner, on the question of which one of them was a murderer, a partner who is implied to have a much longer and nastier criminal record to boot. Apparently he never thought to call the husband as a witness either. And the prosecution are the only ones who even remotely care about his opinion as well, and still dismiss it.
** The **The reason he's sentenced and his partner is effectively let off is a piece of evidence was contaminated by a CSU during the investigation, and all the admissible evidence is suppressed under Fruit of the Poisonous Tree doctrine. The problem with this is, Fruit of the Poisonous Tree only applies to evidence collected through rights violations, and more often than not it only applies to any confession made by the defendant. A piece of evidence contaminated during investigation of the crime scene isn't applicable.applicable.
**They should have been able to get both intruders convicted based on Clyde's testimony alone, even if the DNA evidence was contaminated. Ames seemed more likely to have rolled than Darby anyway, since he apparently didn't participate in the actual murders/rapes (though he would still be on the hook due to the FelonyMurder rule) and appeared upset by them (though whoever rolls on their accomplice first often gets the deal).
**While the City and County of Philadelphia are consolidated, which therefore gives the Mayor powers ordinarily wielded by the commissioners of other Pennsylvania counties, the District Attorney's office is independent. District attorneys in Pennsylvania are elected county officials, and the Assistant District Attorneys like Nick are county employees. The mayor of Philadelphia has no authority to fire an ADA, or promote an ADA to the position of county District Attorney.
18th Jun '16 5:18:59 PM Mikedem2
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** Before he sets off his final bomb, Nick warns Clyde that "He'll have to live with the decision for the rest of his life. Clyde [[spoiler: triggers it anyway, so Nick seals the cell door and says;]]

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** Before he sets off his final bomb, Nick warns Clyde that "He'll have to live with the decision for the rest of his life. " Clyde [[spoiler: triggers it anyway, so Nick seals the cell door and says;]]
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