I see that today’s lesson will be on hot pursuit.
Well, we’re still on the Search & Seizure lesson (I think) so I’m guessing the biker’s going to barge into a house where a resident is doing something less than legal.
He could be barging into his own house. He’s clearly doing something less than legal himself.
Throwing it in the bushes? Yeah, that’s going to work.
It might, if s/he wasn’t doing it IN FULL VIEW OF THE PURSUERS.
You’d be amazed how often people do just that.
No, I wouldn’t. Seen it happen too often, & I’m not even a cop or any such thing.
Typical lawyer-client discussion goes something like this: Q. “What were you thinking?” A. “I just panicked, I guess.”
“No, Officer, I didn’t commit that crime. That was my identical twin. He went through her, have you seen him? He was holding a gun.”
Ah yes, the trusty doppelgänger defense.
Favorite war story on this one: Back when I was a young prosecutor, a defendant swore on the stand that the crime had been committed by another guy on that corner dressed just like him.
He’d been wearing purple pants and a big clock around his neck — not even a Flavor Flav clock but like a cuckoo clock or something. I believe my cross examination consisted entirely of an amused look at the jury.
Anyone ever pull the “evil twin” defense off?
If this were Facebook I would like that comment, then I’d like this comment and write another comment attributing the second like to the first comment.
Then I’d probably like the third comment too, for added sauce.
It worked at least once:
Must have been very frustrating for the prosecution.
Wow. So they arrested the guy red-handed…and then also arrested his possibly-innocent identical twin, and lost track of which was which!
All they had to do was label their prisoners somehow and they would have got him. But I guess that’s not usually something they have to worry about…
“Execution is mandatory for convicted drugs traffickers in Malaysia.”
They really don’t mess around over there.
These cops need to be wearing something resembling a uniform that labels them as cops. They could get shot by a homeowner thinking they were robbers.
They do have badges, slightly hidden by their lapels.
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