Herb Green and bad Spanish

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Everybody has got Herb Green stories. I tried a lot of cases with Herb Green. And I wish some of you who didn’t know him could have known him. Herb Green was an interesting individual. As was said earlier, Herb could speak pretty good Spanish but not great Spanish. I’ll never forget the time that Richard Mays asked Herb to do some interpreting for a defendant in Spanish and told — swore the defendant in, asked him to raise his right hand. Herb translates in Spanish, and we think that he’s telling the defendant to raise his right hand. The defendant raises both hands like this. So Herb almost got it correct. Instead of raising his right hand, he raised both hands.

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