Random Ridiculousness: New York Lawyer Makes African-American Clients Wear Glasses To Seem More Credible, Calls It “Nerd Defense”

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New York Lawyer Makes African-American Clients Wear Glasses To Seem More Credible

SMH. This isht probably works too!

New York defense lawyer Harvey Slovis has been handing out non-prescription, thick-rimmed hipster glasses to his clients to help them make a better impression on juries. He calls it his “nerd defense,” and, indeed, African-American defendants wearing glasses are seen as more intelligent and honest, according to a 2008 study. (Glasses did not have the same effect with white defendants). It hasn’t always worked: Slovis gave fake glasses to five African-American defendants on trial for a 2010 murder, but the prosecution figured out the scheme and branded the nerdy glasses as “masks.”

Thoughts on this????

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