posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 09:00 PM
My horror story with the court system happened during my divorce. This happened during the early nineties at a time when, in Georgia, at least,
fathers rights weren't high on the agenda since "dead-beat dads" had been a constant MSM story here. Long story short, the judge gave my ex
everything she asked for, including almost no visitation, for me, with my son. This was a no-fault divorce. I hadn't wronged her at all, she'd
simply met another guy she wanted to be with more. At the end of the proceeding my then wife petitioned the judge for both of our cars, instead of
just her own. Her excuse? That her car might break down someday and my car was needed as a back-up.
He gave it to her, no questions asked.
I plead the idea that I had a job and to pay the liberal child support and alimony he was in the process of ordering I would, certainly, need a car.
At this point the judge told me to "shut up" and I called him a name with very phallic connotations.
Eight days later I was released from jail, but only after I'd given my lawyer a fifteen hundred dollar check, made out TO the judge in question -
actually in his name. I had to bribe my own way out of jail, in the US, from a situation in civil court that probably should have been nothing more
than a moderate monetary fine.
That one experience taught me A LOT about what to expect from this system.