The Drunken-Stupor Defense

by Maggie Gallagher

Caught on videotape smoking crack, Toronto mayor Rob Ford offers the novel “drunken stupor” defense:

“Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine,” Ford told reporters outside his office. “There have been times when I’ve been in a drunken stupor. That’s why I want to see the tape. I want everyone in the city to see this tape. I don’t even recall there being a tape or video. I want to see the state that I was in.” 

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