Open Letter To A Certain Anonymous Punk I Know:
If you are accused of a crime, and the officer arrives on the scene before you leave, please understand:
Your lawyer's name isn't of the slightest importance to me. I only care that you want him before you will speak to me. The fact that you lawyered up in no way has thrown a wrench in my investigation-- as a matter of fact, it's made my report a lot shorter. Under the title "Suspect's Statements," I will simply type: "Refused." That's a LOT easier than having to transcribe your written or oral statement to my report.
In the mean time, you're free to go, while I collect witness statements from all the other people who say you did a bad thing.
So you've decided to stand mute, as is your right. You've decided to leave at the very first opportunity, which is your right.
Good job-- you've given The Man nothing to use against you.
But come this time next week, you'll be posting bond.
Isn't it nice that it works out for you, and for me, and for the victim of your crime, and for the citizens that I work for?
Well, everybody who's saying anything is.
Labels: day at the office