An hour in court is an eye-opener
When DeeAnna Haney, who usually covers law enforcement and court happenings was gone last week, I filled in when a case we were following was scheduled to be heard. It was postponed, but the hour I spent waiting was enlightening to say the least.
I heard the judge apologize to two young parents because their children had been victimized by a man who stood naked in front of a window doing weird things and tossing pornography at them.
Then there was the case of a middle-aged woman who had embezzled a large sum of money and was ordered to make restitiution. She fell behind on the payments and landed back in court.
She told the judge her husband had been out of work and on unemployement for two years, but had started a new job that week. The family lost their home and now she and her husband ...