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Subject: Lawyers
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>A defense attorney was cross-examining a police officer during a felony
>trial - it went like this:
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>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.
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>Q. Officer, who provided this description?
>A. The officer who responded to the scene.
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>Q. A fellow officer provided the description of this so- called
>offender. Do you trust your fellow officers? A. Yes sir, with my life.
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>Q. With your life? Let me ask you this then officer - do you have a
>locker room in the police station - a room where you change your
>clothes in preparation for you daily duties? A. Yes sir, we do.
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>Q. And do you have a locker in that room?
>A. Yes sir, I do.
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>Q. And do you have a lock on your locker?
>A. Yes sir.
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>Q. Now why is it, officer, if you trust your fellow officers with your
>life, that you find it necessary to lock your locker in a room you
>share with those same officers? A. You see sir, we share the building
>with a court complex, and sometimes lawyers have been known to walk
>through that room.
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>With that, the courtroom erupted in laughter, and a prompt recess was
>called. The officer on the stand has been nominated for this year's
>"Best come-back" line and we think he'll win
 
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