Letters to the editor — Wednesday (2-18-15)
Courthouse visit was unwelcoming experience
My boy and I had the misfortune to have to go to the Rowan County Courthouse for a minor traffic infraction of his, driving left of center. From the time we went through the metal detector, I have never met so many rude, hateful-acting, hateful-talking, impersonal, unlikable people in my life.
I’m not talking about the people there on business. I’m talking about the courthouse security at the door, the person checking people into the courtroom, the judge, bailiffs and the assistant district attorney.
If these people hate working with the public so much, why don’t they get a job somewhere else? I think I know one of the reasons why. Where else do you get an hour and a half paid lunch break?
We were there for a minor traffic violation, but we had to sit there all day through rape, statutory rape, burglary, drug possession, peeping Tom and indecent exposure charges.
We had to wait until the prisoners in orange jumpsuits had their day in court. My word, these prisoners are not going anywhere. They are in jail.
Have traffic court for traffic violations. Let the people with minor traffic charges plead and go to their jobs or wherever and not sit in court all day and miss a day’s work.
It is my firm belief that if hell would fill up, the overflow would be sentenced to deal with the court system for eternity. And if you were really bad, it would be similar to Dante’s Inferno. You would be sent to the lowest, hottest, darkest pits of hell. That’s where DMV and DOT would be located. But that’s another story.
— Coite Jenkins