The victim advocate from the State of Rhode Island got in touch with us about two weeks ago to tell us that Asa, or someone on his behalf, wants to settle our case for $32,000. We have documented losses of over $40,000 but if there is any chance of recovering anything at all then we'll take it. It seems to me that if someone in the court system, someone who can impose punishments, keeps after Asa and tries to squeeze something out of him, then there is a glimmer of a chance.
We were told when Asa'a court date would be and we were informed that we would be able to make a victim impact statement. Sounds good, right? Well, no surprise, Asa did not appear. The disgustingly liberal judge just pushed the hearing date out a few months more. No justice was done, nothing accomplished, no relief after 8 years of irritation.
I have long since lost faith in the Rhode Island criminal justice system. Lifelong criminals such as Asa, who seldom suffer for their actions, get the benefit of every doubt, force everyone else to accommodate their schedules, and are coddled by The System.