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Judge and criminal

  1. Mar 12, 2009 #1
    I got a good one for y'all

    A criminal was to be sentenced, and the judge told him, "You may make a statement. If it is true, I'll sentence you to four years in prison. If it is false, I'll sentence you to six years in prison." After the man made his statement, the judge decided to let him go free. What did the man say?

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  3. Mar 12, 2009 #2
    I am telling a lie. ?
  4. Mar 12, 2009 #3
    You will sentence me to six years in prison.
  5. Mar 15, 2009 #4
    There is no God.
  6. Mar 16, 2009 #5
    "I'm innocent"?

    "I'm the Bailiff"?
  7. Mar 16, 2009 #6
    No one, save a new-born, is innocent. Just pointing that out haha, that doesn't discredit your answer.
  8. Mar 20, 2009 #7

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    Then the judge turned around and sentenced him to ten.
  9. Mar 20, 2009 #8
    Then the criminal's statement was false, and the judge didn't keep his word as to what he would do in that case.
  10. Mar 20, 2009 #9

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    Yup. And now the criminal has ten years to stew on it. :devil:
  11. Mar 20, 2009 #10
    "Mom said to take off that silly robe and quit clowning around, Billy-Bob."
  12. Jul 1, 2009 #11
    When making an appearance in criminal court, learning how to speak to the judge is essential to getting what you want or what you need. Following these steps could be the difference between keeping yourself in or out of custody.
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  13. Jul 2, 2009 #12
    The poster above me is spammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
  14. Jul 2, 2009 #13
    "Stick 'em up"
  15. Jul 2, 2009 #14
    I think what Vanadium is saying is that, given the above sentence (which I believe is what was expected), the judge can not keep his word in any case. So whether he lets the prisoner go or sentence him to 10 years, what difference does it make with regards to what the judge keeping his word ?
  16. Jul 7, 2009 #15
    the judge gives a 4 yr sentence, and a 6 yr sentence (to serve consecutively ?) it happens in real life, and no contradictions
  17. Jul 7, 2009 #16


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    He said two words:

    Chuck Norris
  18. Jul 8, 2009 #17
    I have arranged for your wife to get the name of your "secretary" and an envelope of photographs of you and her "on the job" in the case of my incarceration.
  19. Jul 21, 2009 #18
    i agree with f(x)'s answer...because if the criminal said "You will sentence me to six years in prison." and it is true, then the judge can't sentence the criminal to four years to prison because the criminal's statement is already true. while if the judge said that the criminal's statement is false, the judge will sentence him to six years, which will actually make the criminal's statement true...out of confusion the criminal was set free...
  20. Jul 22, 2009 #19


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    The judge never said what would occur if the criminal's statement has no truth value. Probably executes him or something
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