Monday, January 10, 2011

‘As It Stands’ Comeback Line For 2010 is a true classic…

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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.

This comeback line came from Rolex Forums

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