Monday, April 09, 2007

Oh, now witnesses have to "show up in court" for you?

A while back in P.G. County, a man tried to rob some dudes. Unfortunately, his plan did not pan out the way he presumably drew it up. So he had to shoot some people. What, you've never had an off day at work? Glass houses, my friend. Let he who is without sin shoot up the glass house, or whatever. Know what I'm saying?

But that's not even the point. The point is, the prosecutors convinced one of the shooting victims to testify. But on the day scheduled for testimony,
the witness didn't show up. The shooter walked.

There was no evidence of intimidation, so some people may be feeling confusion or even agitation over this. But what I want to know is, what do you want from this guy? You think just because you're trying the guy that shot him, that he "owes" you something? Sheesh. It never ends. But that's The System for you. You guys just aren't thinking outside the box, man. Contemporize! Why go to this stuffy courtroom when you can go outside and fly a kite? Oh, wait. That's probably out. What with the bullet wounds and all. But still! You can't expect him to meet every obligation in his day planner, can you? I'm sure he just accidentally double booked himself. And when it's Monday morning, and you see "testify against the guy who shot you," and "Benson marathon on TV Land" written in the same block of calendar space, which one are you going to choose? Huh? Yeah. That's what I thought.

Shooting Victim Fails to Appear, So Charges Are Dropped [Washington Post]

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