Wednesday, November 21, 2007

squeal

I fought the law and..............[soft sound of someone passing gas in the middle-distance].
Had the prelim today at the municipal court. Checked my name on the roll, the day's list of procedures, and it wasn't there. Went to the reception, she typed in the case number, nothing digital so she called up to the clerks office and fed them all the information that was on my summons. Nothing. She even said: They don't have anything filed. So she stamped the citation and said to watch the mail, they might designate a new day OR, if nothing happened, I could consider the procedures recinded (or some such buggery). So I did a few laps of the building and saw Sven, who had been identically charged. He had experienced the same 'whoopsie'. A 'whoopsie' that he'd rented a car and driven up to Montreal from Toronto for, inconveniencing both him and Liz, who'd come for support.
???
Relief is intermingled with indignation here.
Now also, because I'm neither guilty nor not-guilty, what happened that night between us four and the 2 divisions of cops all happened outside of the law. In other words, it never happened. I can't begin to describe how an event that now never happened has fucked with me for 2 months straight...
But do I dare ask for satisfaction? That's actually quite scary.

8 comments:

Lucy said...

If only we had the money to launch a lawsuit against them - after all, we have all this evidence in our favour now, and nowhere to present it. Shucks.

Eve said...

Hahaha. At the first line.

Those bastards. Can you do anything? Don't you have the citation with the cop's id number on it?

Polyacrylamind said...
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Polyacrylamind said...

hey man. no worries. your beautiful mind is too precious to be wasted fighting these turds. Your time too valuable to be wasted wallowing in the halls of "justice". fuck it...lets get crunk.

pagno said...

dude, the identical thing happened to (go french accent) simon. only he ran around the building, found a lawyer to argue against him and came back at a later date. ridiculous. almost as bad as the hospitals...

Джосина Ксения said...

Ahoy. I see you still have my old blog link up. It died in manner not unlike your version of seppuku - slow and dishonorable. But for some reason I have another blog that is no more entertaining than the last at followthekoala.blogspot.com. The only difference between the two is the longevity of the latter. It just doesn't seem to want to go away.

Джосина Ксения said...

That last message was courtesy of Josina, in case you don't read Russian, which most people don't, though my Soviet History prof would argue otherwise, at least when he shows us propaganda posters and neglects to translate. "Now class, use your Russian..."

S'Mat said...

lucy- society needs lawyers because it has lawyers. i wish i had some cousins who could do a bit of 'leaning'...

eve- i do. but i don't want to get the legal system even remotely interested in this now.

steve- thanks. crank the crunk!

ames- simon. lightyears ahead of everyone that guy. i don't know how he does it! canadians and their bureaucrazy! i'm surprised political health has not been theoretically superimposed on healthcare proper yet.

amocnha kcehnr- woah, longtimelongtime! so glad to see you again. i will shortly be correctifying the blog link. are you celebrating the holidays on the island? i am!
ps. i think the bananafish might be a type of fruit de mer.