Today I discovered a news article about a traffic court judge - John Marks - in Nassau County New York who supports charging people a $30 court administrative fee when found NOT guilty.
“The person that caused the ticket to be written should be responsible for the processing,” said Judge John Marks, Traffic and Parking Violations Director for the county.Nevermind that a finding of "not guilty" would mean that the "person that caused the ticket to be written" would then be the police officer.
I do some research and find that the judge is a Papist- to wit a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was a member of the St. Martin of Tours Parish Council and is a member of the Catholic Lawyers Guild, a past Deputy Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus and a 4th Degree Sir Knight.
So I post a comment that the judge is a "throwback to the inquisition" with the above url and italicized quote.
Minutes later the comment disappears.
I repost it- only to get the message: "Hold on this is waiting to be approved by CBS New York"- nevermind that I did not get such a message when I initially posted the comment.