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After more than a decade as a public defender, Stephen Patrick Beatty, "The Big Acquittal" gets his name on the door

After more than a decade as a public defender, Stephen Patrick Beatty, "The Big Acquittal" gets his name on the door

During the trial of Morgan Malachi, a protester from Philadelphia who was arrested near Camden Yards on April 25 for disorderly conduct and refusal to obey a lawful order ("Protester Morgan Malachi cleared of all charges," Mobtown Beat, July 29), her attorney, Stephen Patrick Beatty, clearly relished the drama of the courtroom, repeatedly asking the judge if he may walk forward in order to demonstrate some point, waving his arms, modulating his voice, as he took long dramatic strides across the floor. The state was arguing that if their witnesses, SWAT team officers, could hear the order to clear the intersection from the Baltimore Police's Foxtrot helicopter, then the...

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