I Could Always Start Writing
About my cat, she’s cute, heck, she’s got personality too, she fetches, just this morning i was saying to her all you do is eat, well, ya shit and piss too, and oh yea, your very strong with providing me emotional support! She speaks to me too, well, with her eyes, her squeeks. I get that hey dummy look, they’re birds out there, OPEN MY WINDOW! I’m guessing it would show me living a pretty dull life, writing cat stories on here for the rest of my life, i could tell y’all about the used rubbers that line the gutters outside my building every day, man living in this city can really start getting to ya, ya know, get ya down, I’m thankful, shareing this home, my cat and me. So anyhow, i got this ticket, riding my bicycle through an intersection with a don’t walk warning sign flashing, a $194 jaywalking ticket, a pedestrian ticket, sounds a bit cruel and unusual to me, ya know i wonder whether any 8th amendment rights could be asserted here, i know y’all are beginning to wonder whoh, what a nut, want me to start writing about my cat again? Well she lost both her toys a couple weeks back, upset, an understatement, she sits down directly in my line of sight, with her eyes, pleading, pitifully she’s squweeking, begging for my help. So i’m fighting this ticket, i started the process, this process can beat ya down, I’ve stayed out of courthouses most my life, not my jungle, i’m a carpenter, all i know is how to hit things with hammers! Ya know that $194 really frosts me, honestly, if i had the money, if i had a job, probally I’d just pay it! This city’s gone broke, i’m hearing this most days, LA! $5 buys a train pass for a day, the subways work on the honor system here, l get off the train at the courthouse station and about a dozen sheriff’s checking passes, $200 if your caught riding free! Turnstiles i think would’ve been more economical, but what the hell, what about the city’s revinew stream, ya know, a cop writes a couple tickets first thing, there ya go, his pay for the day. $300, $800, sometimes traffic tickets totaling thousands, it all to me sounds cruel and unusual to me, the California VC states a bicycle is a veichal, i was riding, not pushing, so i go to the veichal code that covers rules entering a roadway from private property, i am to yeld to on coming traffic, to pedestrians, observe the signal(green), if i determin it to be safe, then i am to procede, game over! Oh, by the way, Katie finely found both her toys, she’s staring me down now, her squeek is telling me its time to play! I bet i better be wearing a three piece, button down suit, cut and comb my hair, shine my shoes if I’m gonna start arguing constitutional law with some city judge, seriously though, i learned a little something here, satisfied my curosity, the 8th amendment, protection from cruel and unusual punishment, as i understand it now, a law must be in place to be convicted, from the british bill of rights, 1689, our 8th amendment was fashioned.
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