Dear Editor: It’s going to be two years I’m going to court for a guy who stabbed me on the 13th of November 2015.
He was arrested and placed on bail a week after stabbing me. I’ve been suffering in pain and finances while he lives a normal life.
The guy and his family meet me and threaten me on a daily occasion. I’ve made many reports to the police with nothing of substance materialising from it, but bringing the guy to a next court case and having multiple adjournments.
I was a skilled worker but had to leave it because of my injury and now I’m working for a bit off minimum wage when I have my medical bills to pay.
I have to eat and drink like a normal human being which is from pay cheque to pay cheque while my attacker lives a normal life and still threatening me.
Something needs to be done quickly about the justice system because I have a level of tolerance just as everyone, but it’s running out.
If I was to retaliate I’m sure that there would have been a different story to this.
I’m pleading that there would be some light and justice to my case. I’m not perfect but my life matters.
– (name withheld)