I’m not surprised – his lawyer has tried it before. It’s a good tactic too, it allows the public to forget the crime as more time is wasted.
I could really care less about this case myself – I’m not a lawyer – but I know a lot of other people get their jollies off on it. What troubles me, however, are how so many people – not just Karma- use the courts to get their way, and at the expense of justice.
Remember, I’m no lawyer, so maybe our courts aren’t supposed to dispense with justice anymore – hell, if you look at the history of the Montana courts I’m not sure they ever were! (1903 anyone?)
But the point is, if you commit a crime you don’t have to pay so long as you can stall the courts for as long as humanly possible, and then some.
See, when a sensational crime like a killing occurs it’s fresh in people’s minds. That’s why we used to string ‘em up from trees an hour or two after the deed. After awhile we decided that it’d be better to let those deciding judgment cool off a bit, and we got courts and trials and such in Montana, although sometimes we jumped the gun and got excited and went out and did it the old way a few times. Just good vigilante fun, right?
Now, however, we’re more civilized, and when someone kills someone after laying a trap in a garage we’ll not decide their fate until, oh…maybe a year or so later. We do this by having myriad stalling tactics in place, such as:
- Change of venue requests;
- Discovering evidence;
It’s that last one that causes so many headaches for businesses, and it’s probably why Steve Daines is running a new ad about Montana forests and the lawsuits stopping production.
See, those are just stalling tactics, much like this Karma bullshit. They ensure a lawsuit will wind its way through the court system for years, enriching all kinds of lawyers and their firms and the people who work there, while wasting countless tax dollars and causing the main issues to fade from the public’s view so much that by the time it is settled years later it gets a spot on page A11 and no one could give a shit.
But that’s justice in America, and if you don’t like it, move to France. Because we’d rather have you move than take a cold hard look at ourselves in the mirror and try to change anything that might not be working.