View Full Version : man literally sets himself on fire on the courthouse steps

06-20-2011, 08:36 PM
link (http://abovethelaw.com/2011/06/man-literally-sets-himself-on-fire-on-the-courthouse-steps/)

Ball ended his life in front of the courthouse where two thick files trace the disintegration of his marriage. The files include reports of slaps on the face of a preschooler. An arrest. A subsequent divorce. Visitation disputes. Orders to pay child support. A pending contempt charge….
In his letter, Ball said he was facing jail time.
“I am due in court the end of the month. The ex-wife lawyer wants me jailed for back child support. The amount ranges from $2,200 to $3,000 depending on who you ask. Not big money after being separated over ten years and unemployed for the last two. But I do owe it. If I show up for court without the money and the lawyer say jail, then the judge will have the bailiff take me into custody. There really are no surprises on how the system works once you know how it actually works. And it does not work anything like they taught you in high school history or civics class,” he wrote.

06-20-2011, 08:44 PM

If you are going to do it, do it right not half assed.