Friday, October 13, 2006

Why Is Jackson Changing His Story

If there is anything that I don't understand is why people try to hide the truth when it comes to the police. If your in trouble with the law, just tell the truth.

When it comes to Stephen Jackson of the Indiana Pacers, I wonder what he is thinking when he lies to police. He already has changed two details about what really happened outside the strip club where he got battered and fired at least 5 shots from a gun. What are the changes? Jackson first claims that he was punched in the mouth, giving him the obvious fat lip, but then changes it saying that he got the fat lip from being hit by a car. Jackson also claimed that he shot his gun in self defense after being hit by the car but the prosecutor in the case, Carl Brizzi, says that Jackson got his gun from his car before being hit by the car and fired it.

My question to Jackson would be "Why"? Why would you lie? That's what gets people into trouble. Self defense is one thing and I have no problem with that, but when you change your story that's when the public and especially the police start questioning your motives. Stick with your story. Tell the truth in the first place and your story will never, never change. If there is one thing that I have learned about liars it's that they cannot keep track of their original story. They try, but over time their story starts to change and that's when people start to question you. No matter how hard they try they just can't remember their first version of the story. People that tell the truth have no problem remembering what happened because they don't have to make up details. Their story stays the same every time.

If I had one thing to tell Jackson is no matter what happens from here on out, tell the truth. Tell what really happened. Your save yourself a ton of trouble, more than your already in.

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