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Old 01-22-2007, 07:24 PM
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I've never heard of this police officer reading out a witness statement in court thing before.
I'm not an attorney and I don't play one on TV, but I suspect that the reason he was able to do that is because it was the STATE that charged him. In this case, Kus was not the accuser, the state was. A sworn officer of the law reading a sworn affidavit from a witness is, from what I understand, not uncommon. In this case, GS violated a restraining order (an order from the state) and committed a few other felonies along the way. Kus was definately the victim, but in this trial, he was the witness, not the accuser, and I think that's a critical difference.

In hindsight, there may be a few lessons to be learned from all of this. Kus, maybe you could make some suggestions to others that may find themselves in similar situations? Maybe we could turn this whole fiasco into a bit of a case study?? I know I've gleaned a few things from it for sure!

-Always document EVERYthing! Every minute detail, everything said, every action you can recall, and do it immediately (or as soon as humanly possible) while the memories are fresh.
-Never hesitate to get Johnny Law involved. It adds to the paper trail.
-Know how to defend yourself effectively. Generally WWF moves don't qualify, but hey, whatever works, right?
-When walking down a dark alley (or haggling the price of a couch!!), make sure it's not Kus you're thinking of assaulting!!

I'm sure there are others.....

Just hypothetically speaking, I think the restraining order made a HUGE difference in the outcome. Had you not had a restraining order in place when GS returned, I think the process could have gone down an entirely different path. The eventual outcome may have been the same, but IMHO, the restraining order made it clear right from the beginning who was in the right and who was in the wrong. Had it not been in place, the local constabulary could have chosen to treat it as another fight, and the courts *may* not have viewed your actions in such a good light....

Glad it's over with finally!

-Joe

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Old 01-22-2007, 07:42 PM
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Criminal cases read as The State of X vs. Person's Name.
Civil cases read as Person vs. Person.

Criminal suits are for issuing punishments such as jail time.
Civil suits award money, etc. directly to a victim.

A person can be tried in both courts for the same issue and found guilty in one but not the other. They cannot be retried for the same issue in the same court twice if found innocent. If found guilty they do have the right to an appeal.

That's an incredibly basic breakdown but you get the idea.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:25 PM
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I would seriously discourage you Kus to respond to the request of a case number (in case you thought about it.) it'd tie your online persona ot followable verified real life data and that can be a security risk.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:27 PM
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For anyone else who has concerns about this, Kusanagi has already stated off the board that he won't reveal anything that could identify him to anyone doing a search.
(Just to save any more posts warning him not to do that.)
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:47 PM
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-Always document EVERYthing! Every minute detail, everything said, every action you can recall, and do it immediately (or as soon as humanly possible) while the memories are fresh.
Absolutely! My doing just that in the recent situation with my (now former) boss saved my ass in many ways. His boss was very impressed with my documentation of various things and with my organization, and was VERY interested in what my documentation had to say.

That whole saga is coming soon to Morons in Management.....stay tuned!
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:05 AM
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Man, there is no way I could enjoy that show! *Shudder*

Sorry to gross you out, Spiffy!

It is a pretty gross visual, but I was thinking along the line of enjoying GS getting what he had coming to him, and imagining that he and Bubba would be able to hear the Barry White.

Maybe playing some Three Stooges audio would be more enjoyable!

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Old 01-24-2007, 09:17 PM
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"Pop up some popcorn, slip a Barry White disc into the CD, drive to set the mood for GS's and Bubba's evening together, sit back and enjoy the show!"

I don't think it would be Barry White. I think it would be more like that song from Pulp Fiction. I wanna say "Comanche."

You know the one.

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Old 01-24-2007, 10:05 PM
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I don't think it would be Barry White. I think it would be more like that song from Pulp Fiction. I wanna say "Comanche."

You know the one.
"Bring out the gimp."
"The gimp's sleeping."
"Guess you'd have to go wake him up now won't you?"

And yes it is Comanche by the Revels.

*ArenaBoy, who bought the Pulp Fiction soundtrack at a garagesale in 2003. He is also listening to that song as of right now.*
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:09 PM
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I just read this entire thread and have just one thing to say. D@#$.

Sorry for the language. Glad it worked out for you Kus. That's an amazing story. I hope you never have anything close to that again.

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Old 01-25-2007, 09:10 PM
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Took these pictures of the scar a few days ago and wanted to clear it with Rapscallion before I posted them. I borrowed my neighbors digital camera to take pictures of an unrelated item. It's healed really nicely and in another month or two the pink should be gone completely.

Sorry about the quality, but they should be visible. And yes, that is a V mask, and no, I will not take it off for reasons I expressed earlier.

Only thing you should be able to figure out from this is that I'm Scottish, as I have as much hair as Robin Williams.

Also took the pictures with a sign, to try and ward off any potential thoughts that I had just spent a few minutes on Google!

Thanks to Raps for hosting these on the CustomersSuck! server!

http://www.customerssuck.com/media/scar1.jpg

http://www.customerssuck.com/media/scar2.jpg

http://www.customerssuck.com/media/scar3.jpg

http://www.customerssuck.com/media/scar4.jpg

This last one isn't hosted on CS, but this is the most closeup shot I could get without it being washed out.

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/8923/dscn10691fe.jpg
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