stick to business, please

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sun Jul 28 18:00:48 UTC 2002

And this has WHAT to do with ADS-L business. Will somebody please tell this
guy to stick to the topic? If I wanted to hear about the difficulties that
people have with their jobs I would subscribe to ABS-L.

In a message dated 7/28/2002 2:35:53 AM, Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:

<< ...This is from my "Monthly Adjudications Update," with my Parking
monthly work calendar:

_Adjournment Policy_
   Adjournments should only be granted in cases in which the documentation
the respondent seeks to present would bear directly on a finding of guilt.
Adjournments should never be granted when the sole impact of the
documentation would be to affect the amount of mitigation.

   The above policy is illegal.  Respondents are usually not lawyers.  Many
times, for example, they forget to bring the hospital record that would
explain a delay and reduce late penalties.  They're not allowed--"never"--an
adjournment to get evidence to help themselves?  This is justice?
   Oh, it's a miserable job I return to!

(I was told that the parking fines doubled while I was away.  Was this
reported anywhere?...In the situation above, I almost always accept the sworn
testimony and grant mitigation.  Several times I was reviewed by a particular
senior judge, asked where the documentation was, and was told to rule
negatively based on evidence the department did not allow the respondent to
get.  Fortunately for the city, none of this makes the newspapers.) >>

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