THE LAW IS A ASS #311: Commissioner Gordon: Threat Or Menace?

Bob Ingersoll

By day Bob Ingersoll was an attorney in the Cuyahoga County Public Defender Office, Appellate Division in Cleveland, Ohio, until he retired in 2009. But in the “Real World” he has also been a freelance writer since 1975, when he sold his first comic-book story to the late, lamented Charlton Comics. He’s still at it and, in addition to his long-running column “The Law Is a Ass” has sold stories to DC, Marvel, Innovation, Now Comics, Comico, Kitchen Sink and others; as well as co-authoring the novels Captain America: Liberty’s Torch and Star Trek: The Case of the Colonist’s Corpse. Bob is married with children, which is about as close to Al Bundy as he cares to get.

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5 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    Question (I’ve heard this one stated both ways, mostly by people who think they know the answer but aren’t lawyers):

    If Batman had raided the dirty cop’s safe and then handed the evidence over to GCPD (anonymously, maybe), would they have been able to act on it (since no member of the force was involved in obtaining it)?

  2. Mindy Newell says:

    Bob, I know about the Exclusionary Rule because of LAW & ORDER (all three: the original, SVU, and CI). I “saw” what you were about to write before you did!

    And they say television is bad for you! :-)

    Love, love, love your columns!

  3. mike weber says:

    * le sigh *

    All i can see of your reply is

    That depends on what point of Batman’s continuity you’re talking about. Early in his career (such as the events of Zero Year and the story I was writing about) when he was

    I don’t have Facebook, and my browser refuses to show me any more of your comment here.

    • mike weber says:

      Ah – turned off the ad-blocker in Comodo Anti-Virus, which is sometimes a touch more enthusiastic than i might want, and there it is in full!.

      • mike weber says:

        …aaannnddd … it just disappeared again.

        I give up.

        Thanks for the reply, but i guess i won’t get to read it.