Friday, April 29, 2011

Must Read

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 trustyour 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
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. The officer on the stand has  been nominated for  this year's
'Best Comeback' line --  and we think he'll   win.