a reply to: Xcathdra
Yeah, you hit a nail on the head- KNOWLEDGE of the law,
and/or ignorance of it is kinda at the heart of much of
the problems in our communities.
I happened to be in court tues, hoping to see an old
buddy who is locked up, but while waiting, I heard a
couple cases. One small Mexican man, oh, maybe in his
50's, had been in for 183 days for sexual battery.
The prostitutor said he was reaching over and fondling his
own daughter while driving her to school ! Over a period
of two years ! She finally told mom, he was arrested...
NOW, they lowered the charge to something else, and he
was being released on 2 yrs felony probation, with sex-
offender status, he was required within 45 days to regstr,
45 days to get mental eval, 45 days for "Cognitive assesmnt"
[ never heard that one ] and pay 2,200 bucks cost . . .And
the pretender was reading from the code-you know-all that
text jargon, page so-and-so, paragraph so-and-so, section
so-and-so, line, whatever,, boy- not many of us are aware
of these codes...we just try to be moral, ya know?
W O W ! I'm sorry, but was I the only one squirming?
Seemed light. His OWN duaghter . My God, man, what about
her? Could she be damaged? Yes. But there was no rape,
thank God. Anyway, I give cops alot of credit, for not giving
in to cave-man impulses, and cracking guys like this over
their pointy little heads !!!!!!!!!!!
The REAL justice comes in lock-up, or jail, or prison alot of
times, though; because I know the guards like to inform the
other inmates about guys like this's charges!
YES, I did eventually see most all the Rodney King vid, he
was thrashing pretty good. But for days all we saw was the
cops going "Planet of the Apes" on him, so impartiality had
already gone by the wayside.
Today, he would get 50,000 volts, right?