January 3, 2013 4:30 PM by Smash
(Whoa…top left – Mitt Romney really went off the deep end, huh?)
Yahoo – Five Idaho inmates are blaming alcohol for the crimes that put them in prison and are suing some of the nation’s top liquor and wine companies for $1 billion.
Keith Allen Brown, Steven Thompson, Woodrow Grant, Cory Baugh and Jeremy Brown all claim that alcohol led them to their crimes and they should have been warned of the beverages’ addictive nature.
“If I was not an alcoholic, the shooting would never have happened,” Jeremy Brown said in his affidavit. Brown, 34, is serving a 20- to 30-year sentence for a 2001 shooting that seriously injured a man.
The plaintiffs’ crimes range from manslaughter to grand theft. They are currently serving time at Idaho’s Kuna facility.
Ahh, the ol’ “we didn’t do it, it was the alcohol” excuse. Haven’t heard this one since the dude who stabbed a guy in the neck with a beer bottle at TBOX and his attorney said there was more to the story. Obviously, the “more” part of the story is that it was the alcohol/drugs fault.
How do you think this went down? These guys sitting around at lunch figuring how to get some money while prison? The worst part about this is they probably have a legitimate shot at winning. Ok, not really but it wouldn’t surprise me if they did.
These guys know what choices are right? I’m just going to assume they don’t since they’re trying to blame being drunk for their actions. If that’s the case, I’m gonna sue Natty Light for giving me a shitty GPA and not getting a better job out of school. Clearly, not my fault. The next question is how much do I sue for? $2 billion? Should cover my losses.