Oct 05, 2016 Staying above the line for effective battle against prosecutors and police
Sometimes when a prosecutor, police officer or judge acts offensively, I have to catch myself not to spout at them that our tax dollars are not supposed to be paying for a fascist state nor for a wrongheaded attitude by such people that they are there to have their rings kissed.
In our overgrown criminal justice system, we of course are going to have too many prosecutors, police and judges who act that way. My job is not to kvetch about such a state of affairs. Until I can change that state of affairs, my work rests with defending my clients.
When prosecutors and police who start off acting unpleasantly see that their unpleasantness does not phase me, they do not feel they are losing face by toning all down and getting down to business.
Thanks to Dethmer, Chapman & Klemp for their great book and approach of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, which provides simple and effective ways — when fully practiced and applied — for staying above the line dividing being open, curious and committed to learning, rather than below the line through being closed, defensive, and committed to being right.