This old tale tells of a thief, who, upon unlawfully entering a house and breaking his leg on a weak window sill while climbing in, brashly goes to court to blame his broken leg on the carpenter who built the sill. The carpenter passes the buck...and so on down the line. The judge sees no problem with the original crime, and follows the reasoning of the thief. The tale makes a mockery of justice and illustrates the frustrations of a citizenry living in a situation where those responsible for crimes are not punished because the powers that be are willing to absolve the wrongdoers of any responsibility.
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