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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 attorney during a

felony

> > trial. The lawyer was trying to undermine the policeman'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 erupted in laughter, and a prompt recess was called.

> >

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