THE CRYING GAME One of four New York City officers on trial for shooting Amadou Diallo (Sean Carroll, right) wept on the witness stand last week. Getting misty is a hit-and-miss tactic, as our history of trial tears shows:
DEFENDANT LEONA HELMSLEY
CHARGE Tax evasion
WHEN THE TEARS CAME On stand, says she's "ashamed," mumbles "sorry, sorry"
VERDICT Four years; served 18 months
[DEFENDANT] JOAN COLLINS
[CHARGE] Sued for return of a $1.3m book advance
[WHEN THE TEARS CAME] Sobs and admits she's "not an Ernest Hemingway"
[VERDICT] Kept the cash
[DEFENDANT] ERIK AND LYLE...