Wednesday, 1 February 2012

I'll See You In Court

Well it finally happened. I have been called to court. Don't worry I'm not the defendant (yet). Me and Jessie do have an inside joke about that though. We're both adamant I'll end up in court for something. Anyway, you may remember that last Halloween my house was broken into. I escaped unharmed physically, and I actually missed a few updates. Those were dark days for me. Without the internet. *shudder*. Although there were three people there, only two of them actually entered the house and thus only two of them were charged. Though I suppose given how the third told them to just go maybe she wasn't all that bad. Whatever, point remains two were charged.

One pleaded guilty and has been put on some sort of scheme because he was a youth offender, and so was the other, but the other has chosen to be a douche and plead not guilty. Seeing as one of them walked out with a bike and the other walked out with my internet hub both of them are guilty of entering and burglary. As such at the end of this month I will be in court. I was the sole witness so it falls on me really.

To be honest I was hoping they would both plead guilty and it wouldn't come to this. I'm a wreck about the whole thing. My life has been fucked up since that day, and it was going badly to begin with. I haven't been into work and I've been taken off the on the job training I was doing there (though I can do it again when I'm at work more when I'm ready) and I still can't go outside on my own. Part of me still doesn't like being in the house on my own. I can handle it sure, but I'll go with my dad whenever I can. Partly to get out of the house as well. I fucking hate this.

Hell I hate myself for ending up like this.

What's worse is that my mental condition will not be taken into account, and even if it did, so what? The guy stole one thing, and he didn't physically harm me and he was a teenager. It won't change anything. I don't really know what the point of this post even was. Maybe I can do personal updates when something actually happens in my life.

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  1. D= That's really really really shit. I hope things improve for you as soon as possible. :-(

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    1. This is me we're talking about here. Not likely :(

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  2. I've been to court a few times for clashes at work while doing my job (people breaking in or trying to assault me) but not for anything at my home yet, don't stress too much as it's usually just a formality....

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    1. I just have horrifying visions of corrupt lawyers and shiz. I've got no need to worry about that or anything. It's just a minor matter. I'm not about to be torn to pieces.

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  3. Ohh. I'm sorry. Hopefully those guys will get the maximum sentence and look on the bright side-at least they didn't harm you.

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    1. He's a "young offender" so Gawd only knows what the maximum sentence is. Not much I expect.

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  4. M'man, I'm proably the worst kind of guy to respond to a post like this. I'm a firm believer in "tough love," and I'm usually the guy that tells people "Dude, c'mon! Get it up and get it movin'!"

    In a situation like this, you're doin' exactly what you need to do. Go in there, be the witness, do your thing. It's not like YOU busted up in on these little young fucks, and it's certainly not yer fault this situation went down, y'know?

    We'll be here if you wanna post 'bout it, m'man.

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    1. Eh I could probably use a little tough love really. Part of me wishes I had busted them up but I did what I had to do. I stood my ground and kept them away from the real valuables.

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  5. I've never been to court.. ever. I would really want to witness a case being handled inside the courtroom.. but no opportunity yet. :p

    And, whoa.. I didn't know something like that happened last Halloween. Well, they got some things from you, but you're safe, Mark. That's good.. And he pleaded not guilty? That douchebag! Since he's a young offender, chances are he'd just be assigned to a community service or something.. I dunno. :( Aw, that sucks, Mark....

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    1. When I was doing history we did go to court once to witness a case in action. My brother did that class too and he got to go to a murder trial. I can't remember what I saw. I'll be fine, I'm half sure of it :)

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  6. It's like that home security commercial says. "They didn't just steal our things, they stole our peace of mind." Use that line in court. Play on the emotions of the judge, works like a charm. (I'm guessing.)

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    1. It would work like a charm but like I said even if I did, it won't change much because he's just a youth offender.

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  7. We live in a terrifying world. It's time to fight back- you need to consider purchasing a firearm. Something for home defense, maybe a revolver as they are easy to use, don't jam, and come in a variety of calibers to suit your needs. I recommend the Taurus Judge- its a revolver that can fire .45 ammo AND .410 shotgun shells. That's a lot of firepower! Those criminal punks will think twice once you pop off a few rounds in their direction. I really hope the court throws the book at them- they deserve to be hanged for what they did.

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  8. I would not, and never will go that far. No one deserves death and firearms aren't legal here anyway.

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  9. Bloody hell Mark, that must have been horrible! I can't imagine what that felt like but I hope you're OK (even though it happened a while back I know these things can have a bit of an effect)

    Young offenders annoy me.. actually, it's mainly the way they're let off from everything. yes they're young but they know what they're doing and if they don't get punished they WILL do it again!

    I hope court isn't too sucky and the little bastards get what they deserve xx

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    1. It was pretty shitty yeah, and still is affecting me now. I don't like that they get away with everything either because of their age. It doesn't change anything. I'm pretty sure most people know right from wrong by age six. I certainly knew it by the time I was 15, which is how old these punk kids were.

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  10. Dude dude calm your shit.
    Seriously, at least you get to go to court, witness that stuff first-hand, and have a pretty cool story to tell! ;D

    Really though, I can see why one would feel shitty about his stuff being stolen by some pussy-ass teenagers, but why are you so heavily broken? Or is it just a combination of factors that really pull you down?

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    1. I think it's more just a combination of crap really. I probably should have really recovered by now. At least partly. I'm going to be taking driving lessons soon though so I will be out there. At least I am getting to go to court I guess, most people don't get that. It's a shame my story is far from heroic though. Heroic would have been kicking the guy down the stairs and elbow dropping him from the fifth step. Damn that would have been cool.

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    2. It would have been, but maybe he coulda sued you or something equally damning could have occoured. I once had an intruder into my domicile. I had him retread backwards at the tip of my sword. I directed him to jump a fence to get out of my yard. All this, and after I told the story to my 'friends', they said I should have killed him. Bah!

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  11. Stay strong, my brother walked in on some guys robbing him and they pushed him out the door way while running off with his ps3, he was naturally pretty shaken up about it.

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    1. Yeah I can be glad things like that didn't happen to me. All the good shit's upstairs and I stayed on the top step. I love adrenaline.

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  12. I can only imagine going through that. So sorry. Yeah 2 guilty pleads would've helped you move on.

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    1. Well it would have been nice to not have to think about it again at least.

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  13. Man, I had no idea. But stay strong, you gotta do this because it's the right thing to do. You'll get through it.

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  14. That is no fun. I agree with you the system has to change. Something happened and the person responsible has to learn a lesson. If they had learned the lesson the first time they did bad, it would not happen again.
    I wish you luck in court.

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    1. Thanks. Maybe one day the system will change but as long as the age of criminal responsibility remains what it is, I doubt it will.

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  15. I'm with you on that the most fucked up things in life also take away the internet. Minutes change to months quickly offline! Personal posts are raw, sorta like the reality show of blogging. Apologies in hearing of your distress and court proceedings. I've never been to court (knock on wood), but knowing that you have this to contend with and come out on the other side stronger will , in kind, strengthen me.

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    1. Thanks. Personally I hate reality TV, in a way you have now put me off of doing personal posts. But I get what you meant. There's more depth to them. It's just a shame most reality TV is shallow, vapid, and mostly appeals to the lowest common denominator. You'd think that with my love of schaudenfreude I'd love it but I don't.

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    2. Thanks for gleaning my meaning there, because after looking through what reality tv has to offer as far as a 'real' look into lives, all I'm getting is documentaries and old 'cops' episodes.

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  16. thats crazy, never even knew that happened or i never actually read the post lol. but yeah sue em for everything

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    1. I don't think I can actually sue them :P

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  17. I hope things work out for the best for you.

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  18. Bahh this is horrible! Sorry this has happened to you

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  19. Well, he's clearly in the wrong and you're right, so believe in justice here.

    How did they catch them after the crime? When you first mentioned this I just pictured you coming home to find stuff missing.

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    1. Nah I was there when it happened. After it happened I texted Jessie and she called my sister who then called the cops. One of them was retarded enough to tell me his name, and the cops did a search on people who were out and about with our stolen lootz. We got lucky that they did find them because there were pretty much no fingerprints. Though, again, one of them was retarded enough to drop the scarf he was wearing to cover his face.

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  20. Sounds like an all around drag... But .. I dono ... maybe one can put a positive spin on it.. Maybe it is a warning to get a burglar alarm, or lock up your house more securely, and will prevent some worse calamity in the future. Don't know...I'm really kinda stretching for a silver lining here.

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    1. lol I don't think there is one to be found in this particular story.

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  21. Ah Mark, that's horrible :( I really hope that things start to improve for you soon. Just try to be positive and don't let this kind of situation get you down. I'm glad the sun photos made you smile a little. xxx

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    1. Me? Stay positive? That's not very likely.

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  22. One of the best things is for it to get over with. After court, you'll feel a lot better. It'll be pretty much over with, and mentally, and probably emotionally, you can begin to move on. I still have the occasional panic attacks from things in the past, but it's much better than it used to be. I have to dwell on those things for them to sneak up on me now; a casual thought doesn't immediately cause me to hyper-ventilate. Trust me, once the court thing is over with, you'll start to feel better.

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    1. I hope so, I've taken your word in the past. Here's hoping it works out for me again. But yeah everything being over and done with is going to be a help.

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  23. That's pretty crappy. Sorry you have to go to Court :(

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    1. I'll make it:) Plus it would be nice to get on good terms with the judge for when I'm a defendant lol.

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  24. Good luck with everything. I hope it goes well and not shitty like you think it will.

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  25. I've only been to court once for jury duty. I thought I would sit in a room, and be told to go home. Unfortunately, my name was called. I ran up to a clerk and told her I was going home. She told me I would be charged with blah blah blah, and it wasn't wise because blah blah blah. I said, "Lady, in case you have not noticed, my skirt is more of a napkin than a skirt. If I go into that room and step up to take my seat, everyone will see my underwear. Fucking charge me."

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    1. Haha I'm kind of surprised you have a problem with that. You could have got yourself a badass convict boyfriend (after the trial of course, perjury and what not). Sadly I shouldn't really show up in a short skirt so can't use that excuse.

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  26. Wow this really sucks. -.-' Things will get better though. You know it can't get worse! :)

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    1. It can always get worse :P That thought comforts me sometimes

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  27. Gah that doesn't sound fun. Court never is.

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  28. Ah, what drives someone to break and enter? Kind of sad if you ask me, hopefully court settles it all

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    1. Several things really. Some just take the opportunity that is presented to them.

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  29. Let's hope you get some form of compensation. I really don't support youth protection things. You fucked up, suffer the consequences. Being a few years younger doesn't justify or redeem you in any way.

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    1. I'm not likely to get much in compensation. I still don't have my damn phone back.

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  30. Awww, dude D: Good luck on that situation! I can't even imagine.

    And hope your internet connection sticks around.

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    1. Pending further break ins and blackouts my connection should be fine now :)

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  31. What a terrible situation for you. I hope the guy gets what he deserves.

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  32. I'm absolutely sure that these small cases are the ones dragged on for too long, or ended in one hearing. I am not sure now. Well, that's what the courtroom dramas show.

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    1. Too much courtroom drama is what got me crapping myself in the first place :P

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  33. Oh gosh :/
    I didn't know about the burglary, hopefully things will get better for you!

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