Well, yesterday, 21 April was a disappointing day but nothing unexpected.
Showed up in court well prepared for the defense I shouldn't even need. Immediately the D. A. summoned my attorney to the back. When my attorney returned he said we had been postponed until 3 November.
This shouldn't surprise anyone in anyway, the D. A. has no case and he knows it. The only thing he can do is keep me hanging on in hopes I'll take the super plea bargain he has so generously offered via my attorney.
You heard it right folks, the criminal of the century (might as well get one more title this year) is in a position whereby the D. A. wants to negotiate my terrible transgression down from a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison to a misdemeanor; harassment: A fine of around $300.00 and an undeserved blot on my record.
Among all his other faults, the D. A. has a hearing or comprehension problem too. I don't know how many times I have to tell him I'm not pleading.
He's caught up in "what I have to lose." As a retired military member I stand to lose my military retirement pay, my medical health care coverage and, to top all that off, my wife would lose her coverage too.
Yes, I have a lot to lose but my wife has already told me what she would do to me if I agreed to a plea and there's nothing Wadlington can threaten me with that frightens me as much as her.
Besides that, what constitutes a man? I came into this world without a lot of things and through astute management, still have half of it left. With all the things I don't have, let me tell you I do have my pride, dignity and integrity and damned if I'll let Wadlington take that away. I can live within myself, can he live within himself?
A man who sells his soul is but a pawn for evil.
REMEMBER, A LIE IS A LIE EVEN IF EVERYONE BELIEVES IT, THE TRUTH IS STILL THE TRUTH EVEN IF NO ONE BELIEVES IT.