posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 11:44 AM
it all seemed very robotic and unorganized. the prosecuter didn't have any reports in front of her and after the judge read the report, the
prosecuter then had to read the report. why, i don't know.
there was a guy that was fishing and he was charged with bringing in 37 perch instead of the limit of 30. his fine was a whopping $10 and $65 in court
costs. same for a girl with a busted tail light. then it is my turn.
i was charged with discharging fireworks.
he called my name and i walked up and he told me what i was charged with and i plead guilty. the prosecuter starts to read the report and she was
reading someone elses all together. i tried to tell the judge it was wrong but he silenced me and said i would have a chance to talk. when she
finished, i alerted him that she read off my neighbors report and maybe she can read mine. so, i had to sit through her reading mine.
now time for my punishment and THIS is where i am confident i am paying for a doughnut fund.
my fine for discharging fireworks is $250. i also have to pay court costs which are $65. then, since i asked for a bit of time to pay it, they said
yes but added $25 on for the payment plan. and here is the best part.
the judge gave me ten days in jail but he suspended it to put me under 'observation'...i did not exactly know what it meant so i asked the judge and
he said "i am suspending the 10 days in jail for the next 12 months. if in this next 12 months you get in trouble for ANY crime, you will owe me ten
days for this and the MAXIMUM for the new crime.
then, i get charged $50 to be put under observation.
so, i get busted for a tail light, broken signal or anything like that, and i go straight to jail for 10 days, cause of fireworks on the fourth.
after seeing what went on in court, i have no doubt in my mind that it is nothing more than a robotic system to make money for the state. i know there
are rules that society places on us BUT, i also think that man, sometimes you just have to look the other way.
you have to pop a dude for bringing in too many fish? you have to pop the young girl and make per pay a total of $75 cause she had a broke tail
i mean, whatever happened to the cop telling her that it is busted and she must get it fixed? you know, a warning
why couldn't the cop just take the dudes extra fish and put em back in the water?
what i am getting at is when did it become all about busting people and crap like that?
oh yeah, as the prosecuter read off some reports, she definately made sure to put emphasis on certian things like "your honor, officer turd pulled
over kaite after seeing her broke tailight and as he was explaining it to her, he noticed an INTENSE SCOWL on her face"....crap like that
also, i was already uptight before we got in the room.
before you can enter court, you have to go through the metal detectors.
now, i walk through and it went off so they wave the wand over me and of course it is my belt. they frisk me anyway. then, they physically look into
my wifes purse, then they run it through the belt. she walks through the metal detector, it don't go off and they frisk her anyway.
they allowed us to go into the court with our cell phones, but the lady in front was not allowed to bring in her pocket sudoku book. i couldn't
figure that one out.
i know you can blow up things via cell phone but what harm is a sudoku book?
all in all, i stick by my favorite quote of
"the united states is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced"