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Is justice being served by closing Lodi’s courthouse

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Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 12:00 am

Lodi now has no court. It seems they can not afford even a justice of the peace.

I had a French friend who spoke of the German military in France during World War II, in regards to the criminals and law breakers. The Germans executed law and punishment on the spot — where they were also tried.

Here in Lodi, they are sent to the county seat — Stockton. Do we truly need a lawyer to judge traffic violations or minor violations of the law? If the cost is too high, lower the wages. Can justice prevail where the law-breakers are judged in another area?

One pays bail because they are a bad risk and may not show. Or in truth, is it really being used to fine people?

Oskar Johanson

Lodi

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7 comments:

  • Robert Jacobs posted at 11:05 am on Fri, Feb 15, 2013.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    Looks like I hit a nerve there Ed Walters. I guess we know you are part of that 99%....

    Good luck with that.... LOL

     
  • Ed Walters posted at 12:13 pm on Sun, Feb 10, 2013.

    the old dog Posts: 611

    Mr. Lauchland has the right idea, save the courts here in Lodi by using them 3 or more days a week, and make sure the court has a full agenda, might even pay for itself.

    Robert Jacobs claims that 99% of the people wth cell phones use them when driving, like Nixon, I`m not a crook as I am in the 1% catagory since I don`t have a cell phone. My only distraction would be a woman in shorts or a short dress that happens to be driving next to me, as bad as any cell phone. [beam]

     
  • Robert Jacobs posted at 11:53 am on Sat, Feb 9, 2013.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    Hey Oskar Johanson, Just put the cell phone down when driving that 4-6 thousand pound vehicle down the road at breakneck speeds!

    Don't bother denying it, because 99% of all vehicles on our nations roadways do this!

    Speeding and unlawful use of a cell phone that is...

    I guess that makes you and many like you, criminals...

     
  • robert maurer posted at 9:49 am on Sat, Feb 9, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 462

    I thought that the lodi court was already taking on superior court cases to ease the burden on Stockton superior court. That is what I read in the LNS several years ago. Lodi's great leadership is at it again.How pathetic.

     
  • trista aquino posted at 2:47 pm on Fri, Feb 8, 2013.

    trista aquino Posts: 119

    Will all those with a few minutes please click or copy/paste the following link- I found it fascinating, atleast the few bits and peices I can understand. Actually if anyone is able to read, comprehend then translate it in laymens terms and pictures I surely would appreciate it! I know it will be a real eye opener once I grasp the bulk of it. Thanks!

    http://www.fourwinds10.net/siterun_data/government/corporate_u_s/news.php?q=1207579710

     
  • Ted Lauchland posted at 10:11 am on Fri, Feb 8, 2013.

    Ted Lauchland Posts: 261

    My unintended reference of questioning a legal system was not to question the integrity of it but only to extrapolate on the scenario that Mr. Johanson refers to and to show the possible risk if the system changes to that German solution or wage reduction.
    Taking a case out of an area is already done in some of the high profile cases but not necessarily for traffic violations. So either being judged here or there really doesn't matter. Efficiency seems to be the issues at hand and being able to pay for itself which is a problem from all standpoints. It's not one that the private sector can fill in.
    I feel that if the Lodi Court expanded it's workload ,and I don't mean giving out more tickets, but taking on more cases to relieve Stockton's load and rethinking efficiency we could probably keep a court here. Hope they do.

     
  • Robert Jacobs posted at 6:29 am on Fri, Feb 8, 2013.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    Hey Oskar Johanson, Just put the cell phone down when driving that 4-6 thousand pound vehicle down the road at breakneck speeds!

    Don't bother denying it, because 99% of all vehicles on our nations roadways do this!

    Speeding and unlawful use of a cell phone that is...

    I guess that makes you and many like you, criminals...

     

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