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Originally posted by buddhasystem
failed to show up in court
...what part of that did you fail to understand?
I will tell him point blank, he has two choices, risk me in an open courtroom where the proceedings will be recorded or pay the woman compensation, which I will in fact inform him I am ordering him to do, as a beneficiary of the living will which is the constitution, by appointing him my trustee and executor of it, as an employee of the government set up by it. He will agree to do all this to get me to go away, and I will agree to not disclose the agreement in exchange for him doing as I order. When you have a set, you actually do things like this.
Originally posted by GovtFlu
Yeah but there is no indication she agreed to appear or even knew about it.. only that "library officials" make "multiple requests" before pursuing charges.
Originally posted by schuyler
If I came to your house and we agreed that I would borrow $200 worth of books from you for three weeks, and I simply did not return them, what would you do? Would you just let that go?
Originally posted by Becoming
She owes over 200 dollars worth of late fees, thats a lot of books.
You take 200 dollars worth of anything and you will get in trouble over it. Add on top that she doesn't show up for a court apperance and the only outcome is jail.
Originally posted by Jane_Doe1
SO, seeing as you are not pleased with a woman being arrested for failing to appear in court on charges of outstanding fines, what do you suppose is done with EVERYONE (like the woman herself) who has outstanding fines and then does not show up in court?
Originally posted by earthdude
reply to post by buddhasystem
I'll explain. Regardless of the crime, even if no crime was commited, we put people in jail if they blow off court. This is the way it has to be, otherwise everybody would blow off court. We must have this law and the penalties must be severe.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
A. You do not know that the woman forgot to return the books.
B. If they were not 'late' at the time of the fire it would actually be the FIRE DEPARTMENTS failure to not respond to the blaze in sufficient time with sufficient resources to save the book, so that part of the system failed.
C. You do not know if the woman ignored repeated requests from the library, or if she simply responded honestly that the books were lost in a fire and she did not have the money to pay for them and the fines (this is why she likely borrowed books instead of purchasing books, as most people who are really interested in a book, and have means to do so, purchase it and not borrow it).