David gets up, gets a cloth and cleans up the mess he made
with his coffee. He gets himself another one and sits down.
Kyle drank, I stayed sober.
Everyone knows we're cops, so no
one questioned the fact that I
didn't want to drive drunk.
Anyway, eventually a dispute over
hockey teams led to a free-for-all
brawl. The Police were called.
Good, I hope Jeff got the stuffing
beaten out of him!!
would you like to tell the story
She shakes her head. David continues.
Kyle and I ended up in the parking
lot with most of the other
patrons. Kyle cornered Jeff and
challenged him to a fight for
what he did to you, Joanie. Jeff
denied everything. He finally
admitted that there had been
"some action" in the equipment
shed, but he said that you had
wanted it. Kyle nearly lost it
right then and there. I had to
hold him back.
Why did you do that? In fact, what
were you doing during that
altercation, any way?
I held everyone else back with the
help of some of the on duty cops
from our detachment. I told them
the real reason for the fight
between Kyle and Jeff.
David gets up and paces the room with nervous energy.
As long as Kyle didn't throw the
first punch, Jeff couldn't charge
him with assault. Anyway, Jeff
kept backing off when he saw the
on duty cops. Then Kyle shouted
into the crowd that his sister
broke up with Jeff, because he
would rather date boys!!
Emily and Joanie laugh, enjoying the story.
Jeff lost it and took a swing at Kyle.
It actually connected. I suspect that Kyle
walked into the punch on purpose,so that he
could charge jeff with assault if he ever
tried to pursue the incident in court. After
that punch, Kyle went after Jeff in a big way.
The cops had to step in when Kyle got Jeff's
arm behind his back and snapped it like a twig!
I dragged Kyle out of there just as Jeff was
being loaded into a cruiser.
He threatened to Sue Kyle,the police, everybody.
Can he sue you, or the police for
not stopping it?
I doubt it. A lot of witnesses saw
Jeff throw the first punch.
Besides, if he starts a dialogue
with the police, Kyle can charge
him with assault on him as well
as on you Joanie. Before we went
to the bar, we asked around the
school. There were witnesses that
heard the screaming, and saw you
come out. Your bruises are pretty
colourful now, so that proves
What about the attempted rape?
The bruises prove that there was a
fight between you two, but not
what his intentions were. He can
just say he got mad when you
broke up with him.
So what you're saying is that Jeff
can go to jail for throwing a
punch at a guy, but not for
trying to rape a girl? It's 1971!
In this day and age, you would
think the laws would be more
The laws are mostly made by men to
the advantage of men, but things
are changing. Women are beginning
to gain power in the political
arena. Eventually women will get
better justice from the law.