Justice for all of US

By Marissa Bostick

Does justice really exist anymore?

Time after time and criminal after criminal somehow seem to get away with every crime imaginable.

One has to wonder if the justice system is failing the people or maybe it’s been failing us this whole time and now we’re finally noticing it.

Most times families of victims of violent crimes don’t feel that the offender never truly received the punishment they deserved. Does the fault lie with overworked and underpaid public defenders? Or perhaps the fault lies with easily corrupted officials influenced by corporations that have no business in politics.

The National Rifle Association’s presence in politics shows how easily the justice system can be corrupted. Sure you have a right to bear arms, but that doesn’t mean shoot first ask questions later as they would like you to rally behind. It seems like every time there’s a gun related crime in the news the NRA sticks their hands in it.

Statistics put out by government agencies tell us that crime has been on a steady decline in the United States since the 1990′s, yet today in 2013 it seems only a few hours can go by without a new crime on the news or in the papers.

With an abundance of crime around every corner and police being overextended it’s no wonder that justice can’t properly be served. It seems like when police aren’t harassing young men who fit gang profiles they’re giving tickets out in an effort to hit a quota that supposedly doesn’t exist. With police work like that it appears like their motto, “To Protect and Serve” just isn’t true.

“Every man gets his day in court” or so the saying goes, also no longer seems true.

Overpaid prosecutors seem to get extremely guilty and exceptionally rich people’s charges dropped faster than a hot potato, meanwhile the poor and guilty until proven innocent man rots in jail.

In fact it seems the more money you have the less likely you are to even make it to a jail cell. If a non-celebrities pulled half the crimes Lindsey Lohan has pulled they’d be in a jail a couple times over. Somehow every time Lohan went to court she managed to leave with a proverbial slap on the wrist and sent on her way.

No wonder the American people no longer believe in a system that is supposed to condemn the wicked, when in reality its true purpose is to reward whoever can afford the best lawyer.

Where’s the justice in that?

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2 thoughts on “Justice for all of US

  1. “The National Rifle Association’s presence in politics shows how easily the justice system can be corrupted.”

    NRA lobbyists work with the legislative branch of government (i.e., Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate).They represent the interests of their members (like me).

    The “justice system” is the judicial branch of government which is independent of the legislative branch.

    “Sure you have a right to bear arms, but that doesn’t mean shoot first ask questions later as they would like you to rally behind.”

    Stand your ground laws make a lot of sense if you actually understand what they are about and not the total nonsense covered by the media.

    I wrote an article on that here:

    Stand Your Ground and Self Defense
    http://free2beinamerica2.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/stand-your-ground-and-self-defense/

    I have a license to carry a concealed handgun in Texas. If I use that and it goes to court I can’t just “shoot first [and] ask questions later.” Nor will the jury be asked to simply accept that I feel threatened. They will evaluate whether or not a reasonable person in the same situation would feel the same. As concealed carry holder understanding this is vital.

    “It seems like every time there’s a gun related crime in the news the NRA sticks their hands in it.”

    Because the media today is so polarized to represent everything about guns in the most negative terms possible the NRA has their hands full trying to correct some of the misrepresentation of the media.

    regards,

    lwk
    free2beinamerica2.wordpress.com

    • The NRA may help it’s members but that’s about it. No one else benefits from their meddling.

      I know what the justice system is, I wouldn’t have referenced it otherwise.

      I understand the stand your ground laws and don’t need you to shamelessly plug your blog post in to make me understand.

      By the way, I am the media. I work on an award winning college newspaper.

      Don’t get me started on what’s wrong with Texas’ brand of justice and how it caters to a certain skin tone. Jury’s don’t have to be asked to accept that you feel threatened, if you say you felt threatened then the jury of your peers will most likely believe you.

      Nice try though,
      mbostick

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