A defense attorney was cross-examining a police officer during a felony trial -- it went like this: Officer, did you see my client fleeing the scene?
No sir, but I subsequently observed a person matching the description of the offender running several blocks away.
Officer, who provided this description?
The officer who responded to the scene.
A fellow officer provided the description of this so-called offender.
Do you trust your fellow officers?
Yes sir, with my life.
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 your daily duties?
Yes sir, we do.
And do you have a locker in that room?
Yes sir, I do.
And do you have a lock on your locker?
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 officers?
You see sir, we share the building with a court complex, and sometimes defense attorneys have been known to walk through that room.
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