2 months ago I got a ticket for “abandonment of vehicle” abandoning a vehicle in front of my house. The ticket was written Sunday at 11:45am but I had ezPass receipts, parking receipts, and tickets from bets I place on Saturday and Friday proving (or so I thought) that I indeed moved my car.
Go to court in February, wait 4 hours, plead not guilty and I’m told to come back to talk to the prosecutor which was today. When I talk to the prosecutor at first he doesn’t believe me so he calls in the cop who wrote the ticket. Then they both gang up on me telling me if I don’t accept this lesser ticket (a parking ticket, $37 + $15 court fees) I would have to go to trial and I would lose since it was the cops word against mine. So I say let’s do it then, I can’t admit guilt to a crime I did not commit.
Long story short the judge throws out all my evidence since even though my ezPass went through a toll on those days they can’t confirm it’s my car (even though I made a written request to ezPass for a picture of my car going through which they denied) and all the receipts, bet tickets, and parking receipts aren’t proof since I could of used any car to get there. $500 (which is the max) fine + $250 trial surcharge + $33 court fees.
Then the judge asks me if I want a payment plan and it set me off. I told him that I could make it rain in here for days with all the money I got. Then he asked me the same question and I said no and I had to pay the fine and leave.
But I guess the point is, is the court system corrupt? I thought the burden of proof was on them and not me. Yet the only proof they had was the cops word and I had tons of things which would should of set me free. And the kicker is I’m not even black, I’m white.
Why is the court system such a scam?
Also I came home and immediately put in every Rage Against the Machine CD and set them on loop and they make some really good points about the government.
Oh and my cat is dying like I picked him up and he’s completely limp and smells like death so I called the animal hospital and was like I think my cat is dead can I bring him in and they said not until 4pm but it’s only 10:30am. Every animal hospital I called is the same story. And of course there’sno animal care reform in Obamacare and now my cat will probably die and there’s nothing I can do. He even has insurance.