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    Default Policeman beats a Lawyer – Great Conversation

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    If you ever testify in court, you might wish you could have been as sharp as this policeman. He was being cross-examined by a defense attorney during a felony trial. The lawyer was trying to undermine the police officer’s credibility…

    Q: ‘Officer — did you see my client fleeing the scene?’
    A: ‘No sir. But I subsequently observed a person matching the description of the offender, running several blocks away.’

    Q: ‘Officer — who provided this description?’
    A: ‘The officer who responded to the scene.’

    Q: ‘A fellow officer provided the description of this so-called offender. Do you trust your fellow officers?’
    A: ‘Yes, sir. With my life.’

    Q: ‘With your life? Let me ask you this then officer. Do you have a room where you change your clothes in preparation for your daily duties?’
    A: ‘Yes sir, we do!’

    Q: ‘And do you have a locker in the room?’
    A: ‘Yes sir, I do.’

    Q: ‘And do you have a lock on your locker?’
    A: ‘Yes sir.’

    Q: ‘Now why is it, officer, if you trust your fellow officers with your life, you find it necessary to lock your locker in a room you share with these same officers?’
    A: ‘You see, sir — we share the building with the court complex, and sometimes lawyers have been known to walk through that room.’The courtroom EXPLODED with laughter, and a prompt recess was called.
    ...being a human...



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