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by Peter Moskos

June 10, 2008

Officer Pete says (rule 8):

Don’t be surprised when I think you’re lying, most likely you are. If you must lie, at least make it convincing. If you’re not convincing, at least be entertaining. If you are neither entertaining or convincing or telling the truth, it is best to say nothing at all.


jeff said...

So very true!!It is a rule that should be print in all criminal books.

Dave Hummels said...

Who you gonna believe, me, or your lying eyes (Richard Pryor-I think)

Anonymous said...

with two people, i always ask one.... "if the other person is going to lie, what will they say?" .... and hence, you get the truth, LOL

PCM said...

"If the other person is going to lie..." Brilliant! I wish I had thought of that when I was working the streets.

Dave, Peoria can't claim that line (one of my favorites). It goes back at least to Groucho Marx.