HOME

BACK CANARY GEOG CANARY SHOP ABOUT US MESSAGE BOARD CONTACT US

  The Courtroom  
     
 
  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
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.