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Trial by mime

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Just thinking it might make a less tedious process if all the defence, prosecuting personnel and the judge have to do their bit by mime, with white face and all.

Some of it would be very easy, like the defence "resting its case in a high wind", the prosecution doing "it's an airtight case" with the inside a glass box routine.

However it would push back the boundaries of mimery with stuff like "my client was nowhere near that book depository in Dallas" so giving a new set of challenges for mimes and making court cases a bit more interesting for everyone else.

Not quite sure what the stenographer would be taking down, possibly pictograms something like the dancing men in the Sherlock Holmes story.

not_morrison_rm, Jan 23 2015

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       Now that you describe it, I'm baffled as to why this hasn't been done already.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 23 2015

       Would sign language be forbidden as out-of-order?
RayfordSteele, Jan 23 2015

       Smart criminals would plan they're crimes around difficulties in clear mimery.
the porpoise, Jan 23 2015

       + Stenographers may draw stick figures.
xandram, Jan 23 2015

       If the defendant is found guilty, will they be imprisoned in a glass box ?
8th of 7, Jan 23 2015

       Sentencing would be easy. Thumb up or thumb down for not guilty and guilty, respectively. Miming being locked behind bars is straightforward enough, as is miming execution or hard labor. Length of sentence to be determined by the banging of the judge's gavel.
21 Quest, Jan 23 2015

       //expert testimony taking 30 years   

       I did wonder about that, the more wordy plea would take quite a while if your going to...what's the first letter, it's a "C"...sounds like...chicken? Ok Chihuahua...   

       Plea bargaining over length of sentence by sudoko, well it has lots of numbers   

       Actual judgements issued as crosswords, 1) down... gu__ty we___l h__house
not_morrison_rm, Jan 23 2015

       Suggested subtitle: "Silence in court !"
8th of 7, Jan 23 2015

       Too much jam and bees [-]
Voice, Jan 23 2015

       Who among us can source this one without using the internet?   

       " Bailiff !... Whack his peepee ! "
normzone, Jan 23 2015


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