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Posted by Philip on 6 December 2016, 4:36 pm in , , , , ,

Car crash court case part 1

You may remember I was involved in a car crash back in April. Tomorrow I'm likely to need to go to court to testify against the young man who caused the crash.

To be honest, on one hand I hope I'm not required (the Police said they may have enough witnesses). Courts are such shaming places and the guy was really young — we've all done stupid stuff at his age.

I'm really reluctant to be part of the blame culture of the justice system.  I'd far rather be part of a restorative process than a trial.

A friend said the guy needs to take responsibility for his actions. I agree, but I don't think court is the right environment.

On the other hand, if I do testify, perhaps there's something I can say to help the guy retain some self-worth and dignity.

I'll let you know tomorrow.

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