I don’t know much about a lot of things. Nobody will dispute that. I might know a little about a few things. At least, people ask me questions as though they think I do. Of course, I’ve got a philosophy degree so I know that I really know nothing. That’s what the bearded, hippie, teaching assistants told me, anyway. I don’t know enough to disagree with them, that’s for sure.
My favorite legal questions are when friends and family of people without much exposure to law enforcement have that first “experience” and want to know what to do.
- “The police were banging on my brother’s door and screaming for him to come outside. What should he have done?”
- “Some investigator showed up at my friend’s house and asked him to come talk at the station. The Investigator wouldn’t say what it was about. Is that normal?”
- “The police wouldn’t let me answer my phone and were asking me weird questions. Why would they do that?”