By Definition, Is Faith Blind???
This is how the large net cast by an ambitious prosecutor tangles up everything, EVEN ENDANGERED SPECIES. I really know very little about this case, but here is my little story.
Unbeknownst to me, there has been a Federal Investigation going on in the State of Connecticut. This is the Ponzi state, I guess. And in these days of extra sensitivity, everything is drawn in. What I would like to say, is that in an unrelated matter, I chose to use Attorney K for a broken headlight ticket. My situation felt like a ‘set up’ over-exaggerated ticket, which should have been attributed to the safety manager or owner of the company…
I was only the vehicle driver. On the first day in front of the judge, the State’s attorney stomped his foot at my request through attorney K, for dismissal. He forced the ticket to go to hearing. He then called over to me, where I was sitting in the gallery. State’s Attorney shouted, “Show him who’s next.” As I walked out, this fellow was brought in. Some months later, I coincidentally found out he was pulled over for a similarly typed traffic violation. He helped me paint at a Masonic Temple, and he was the house chairman’s previous manager’s husband.
No matter, as we walked out, Attorney K thought we had a great case. A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER HE TOLD ME IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT I SHOULD LOSE THIS CASE, AND PLEAD OUT. He said this was the deal as told to him, and in these cases, you do what you’re told. I DECLINED this false offer. I thought I knew what happened, and thought I could communicate this to the court.
He told me he was told that he then would have too much other work, and I should choose one of two other lawyers.
Attorney S told me my Aunt was concerned for my safety. I had pages of documentation relating to the date, weather conditions, and incorrect ticket codes. Attorney S still lost my case, even shouting at me in the court room that this case may NEVER COME TO TRIAL. The Judge reprimanded him, telling him to calm down. I made my own plea; there was nothing I could do about the headlight.
EVEN THOUGH THE TICKED WAS ISSUED IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INCH AND ONE HALF PER HOUR SNOW STORM…
When I went to pay the fine, the clerk STILL CHANGED THE TICKET’S CODES TO UNMATCHING ONES, SPECIFICALLY AGAINST THE JUDGES ORDERS!
This ticket has been character assassination against me, and I said this in quiet breath in the court room.
Again, I do not know all the facts in this case. But two years later, this sentence was handed down. How many bit parts were involved? It is just a shame when the EVENTS OF LIFE have to be bent to FORCE a conviction.
It truly is a comment on life when the faith we need to place in situations such as this can be betrayed by other moving parts working to bring down entire communities. Was I taken advantage of by outsiders, you bet. Did many others have something to gain? Apparently. It takes time and money to coordinate ‘stage-craft’ such as this. Both Justice, and Faith, can lose their sight.
Guess we should be careful of the virtues we teach.
How does this one end??? Well, now that the larger net has been put away, the people doing the mud-slinging, the net holders, can now be seen. Any cases that have been held back in exchange for their help SHOULD NOW MOVE FORWARD.
My mom thinks I NEEDED to go through this character building episode.
In another courtroom, the Judge in my Father’s Probate Case summed things up very well. As I left his courtroom, he quietly patted me on my back and said to me, ‘you know the truth, just let us talk…’
In the words of that unknown CT State Prosecutor, “SHOW THEM WHO’S NEXT!!!”