Thursday, August 20, 2015

The death of justice

I am giving up.  I was hit from behind while operating my Honda Insight by an uninsured motorist driving a Mercedes SUV while stopped on a clogged exit ramp.  The police report clearly shows the accident to be 100% the fault of the SUV driver.

At first she was amicable and communicated with me to resolve the matter, thinking she was insured. After months of working with her insurance company it was established that she was not insured at the time of the accident.  She is fully liable for damages to me yet from that point on refuses to communicate with me.

This forced me to attempt remediation which she refused to cooperate with.
This forced me to small claims court which she refused to attend.
Her lack of attendance forced me to settle for the original amount claimed which was made months before other costs were incurred due to her evasion of proper service.  The court upheld her rights to defend herself and would not allow me to raise the amount sought in her absence unless I started the whole process over.
After a District Court judgement was rendered I was burdened with the need to serve her again of the judgment against her.  Further I was under a time deadline to get her served so I could further file papers in Superior Court supposedly to allow me to obtain a lien on her property to claim what is owed me.

When I approached the King County Sherrif's office for service assistance after a certified letter failed to be delivered, I was told in an email, after having transmitted to that office via email the court's judgment and a pdf form I needed to fill out to assist the Sherrif's Office in servicing this person, I was given this reply:

Sanford, 
The only documents we accept via email is Domestic Violence Protection Orders.  All other civil process documents must include payment for service at the time the documents are given to us for service.  The fee for service to the address listed on your intake sheet is $55.00.  ...You can pay by check, money order or cash (we are not set up to accept credit or debit cards).You can mail the documents to us at the address below.
Susan DranekKing County Sheriff's OfficeCivil Process Unit516 Third Avenue Rm W 150Seattle, WA 98104Office 206-263-2615Fax 206-296-0918susan.dranek@kingcounty.gov

This tops it off for me.  After over a year of messing around trying to get this person who is:
  • In contempt of her moral responsibilities to her fellow man.
  • In contempt of the law for not driving with insurance as required by law.
  • In contempt of court by not attending hearings and refusing normal certified mail delivery for service.
The sheriffs office, who is elected to enforce justice and protect the innocent, has:
  • The power to deputize anyone necessary to enforce justice.
  • Refuses to receive documents to serve via email which is efficient and self-documenting.
  • Charged me, the innocent victim of a crime, a fee to serve my papers which is part of the job of enforcing justice the office of Sherrif was created for.
  • Required mail service adding expense and time to the process needlessly.
If I were driving and got pulled over by the sheriff for driving 6 miles over the speed limit and was found to not have proof of insurance, I would be fined for both speeding and driving without insurance and would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by prosecutors paid for by my taxes.  Yet this person is not being charged for service costs nor is being fined for driving without insurance; clearly proven by the evidence presented to a District Court Judge and found guilty of owing me damages.
This crime will never be prosecuted by the state because it doesn't make money.  The state will give me no assistance without payment and will never punish this persons misdeeds for me.

I should, by now, have the right to lien the defendant's property - I have a judgment in hand yet further paperwork and fees are required to get there.

I could pay the fee for service and continue to pursue this case but I am already past the deadline to file in Superior Court.  The system has effectively thwarted justice for me.
Hiring a lawyer to pursue this simply is not profitable enough to get a lawyer to help me.  Lawyers especially are guilty of corruption of justice simply by their cost.

There are other issues I could site, like how the County Clerk messed up proper notice of the first small claims court hearing causing me to waste an entire trip from Idaho to Seattle but I think the evidence here is sufficient.

It has become my humble opinion that all levels of government have become corrupted to the point of doing nothing unless it contains profit.  Justice is not even a goal of their job anymore.

The creation of laws and government is to avoid violence to settle differences by providing non-violent remedies.  To the degree that justice is thwarted by the state, violence ensues.  This is why God says in Micah 6:8:
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
You just don't find out how bad things are till you become in need of government's services.  It is then, after years of faithfully paying your taxes and obeying their laws, that they are nothing more than another scam.

Luckily I serve a God who will not be mocked and will do His justice at the proper time balanced with mercy as only God can do.

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