Lawyers and cops

Let me set the stage: a Police officer on the witness stand and a hotshot lawyer is grilling him.

However, once you hear this story you will want to be as sharp as this police officer if you find yourself on the witness stand.

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.

The officer on the stand has been nominated for this year’s ‘Best Comeback’ line — and we think he’ll win.

Thanks to Bob Henderson for sharing this with me thru Facebook.

A jury of your peers

I talked to a young lady today who is sitting on her first Jury. All she has said is that some guy is on trial for something to do with drugs.

I asked to to tell me about the trial. She refused to tell me anything.

I asked her to just tell me the guys first name. She refused to even tell me this.

I asked her to tell me the judges name, she would not tell me this either.

I asked her to tell me the name of the defense attorney, again she refused.

I prodded a little more for maybe the city where theĀ alleged crime occurred. Nothing, absolutely nothing.

So, I’m reaching out to you guys for some help.

If you, a family member, personal friend of business associate is on trial for something to do with drugs, let me know.

I’m dying to hear what this trial is all about.