Two years ago, I was driving around Jerusalem with my friend.
The streets were quiet.
We were just going for a walk.
But one morning, a group of people suddenly appeared in front of us.
They had a big red SUV behind them.
“What is this?”
I asked, my friend looking shocked.
They waved and ran.
I had no idea what to do.
My friend was so scared.
What if they hit me?
What if I was seriously injured?
My mind went back to the first time I had been hit by a car: my car hit my friend’s car in his driveway, and he ended up in a coma for four months.
“You need to be very careful,” he told me.
“When people hit you, they’re trying to hit you from behind.
They’re trying not to hit your head.”
I was also scared.
I knew that if my car was hit, it would probably end up being totaled.
So I decided to do some research.
And then I got a call from the local police department, saying that I had hit someone with a car, which meant that I would be charged with vehicular homicide.
The police officer asked if I had anything else I wanted to say, so I said that I wanted them to tell me if there was anything else they could tell me.
I told him that my friend was in serious condition, but that I was fine and wanted to talk to him.
The officer then told me that I should wait until I could speak with him, so that I could file a police report.
I waited in the police car for about an hour and a half.
I was waiting for a car that I knew was coming.
And I thought, “Oh my God, I’ve got to say something.”
So I told the officer, “You have to be kidding me.
You have to tell the truth.”
He said, “Yeah, you can do that.
If you’re going to be charged, you have to have a report.”
He told me to come in to the station, and I was in handcuffs and was being questioned by police.
But the officer wouldn’t let me take my shoes off.
I asked him, “What are you doing?
You have my shoes on.”
I said, I’m not wearing shoes.
I thought he was kidding me, but then I realized that the officer was serious.
I remember sitting in the interrogation room for about 45 minutes, crying, shaking my head, and asking, “Why are you telling me this?
What is the point of being a witness?”
When I was told the truth, I felt like I was going to lose my life.
The officers said that they would be taking my case to court.
“I am a witness,” I told them.
But after that, I didn’t talk to anyone for a few months.
I would call my lawyer every other day and ask if I could be represented in court.
My lawyer told me I could take a leave of absence, and that I shouldn’t go to court again.
I took my leave of court, and my case never went to trial.
My case went to the appeals court, which ruled that the court had no jurisdiction to hear the case, since it wasn’t an assault.
And this is where the story starts to get really weird.
In my case, I only had the right to file a complaint against the police officers involved, and not the city.
The court ruled that there was no law that made it an assault for a driver to hit another driver.
The judge explained to me that it was the law that the police officer had violated.
“The police officer was not acting recklessly, nor was he negligent in his actions,” the judge wrote.
“He was simply negligent, as the statute says, in the exercise of his duty to protect the public.”
After that, the police department changed its policy.
It said that drivers must not hit pedestrians.
But, the court ruled, “the police officer has a duty to exercise reasonable care and diligence in preventing pedestrian collision, so long as he does not run the risk of causing a collision.”
The officer was fired.
The department appealed to the Jerusalem High Court.
The case went all the way to the Supreme Court, where it was ultimately decided that the Israeli Police Department violated the Constitution by not taking measures to prevent pedestrians from hitting cars.
The Supreme Court upheld the decision.
“It is the duty of the government to protect all citizens, regardless of their nationality, race, or color,” the court wrote in the decision, citing Article 14 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which stipulates that all human beings have the right “to be protected against arbitrary or unlawful interference with their liberty, property, or person.”
But the Supreme Council for Human Rights, an Israeli human rights group, argued that the Court had failed to properly understand the Fourth Amendment.
“A person has the right not to be deprived of life, liberty