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The Great American Injustice System

Updated on July 8, 2011

No Justice

The Justice System

In the United States of America, the legal system is laughably called “The Justice System”. However, it is a long time since it represented justice.

Lawyers originally built this system to protect the innocent but has now become a system to acquit the guilty.

Lawyers can make big money but generally they can make the most by representing the guilty. Of course, in order to make money, they must be able to get the guilty, innocent verdicts.

In order to match the lawyers thirst for money, the laws have been made to facilitate: not guilty verdicts.

Examples of this are:

When evidence is sometimes found that would prove the guilt of a criminal, it is often found to be inadmissible, as it was come by illegally.

If evidence proves a person is guilty then it must be allowed, in order for justice to be served. If the evidence was acquired illegally, then the investigator, later, can be charged for that offence but two wrongs do not make a right.

If a defense lawyer loses his case, he gets a second chance by means of an appeal. If a prosecuting lawyer loses the case, due to double jeopardy, that is it.

Dollar Justice


All of us are expected to know the law. I say this because; ignorance of the law is not recognized as an excuse for breaking it. It therefore follows that all lawyers know the law before they attend law school.

At school, they learn the loop holes in the law. Then instead of, as “officials of the justice system” sealing the holes, they use them to get the guilty acquitted. Thereby earning themselves big pay checks.

I am not saying that all lawyers are bad, as some do try to prosecute the guilty, even if they are playing against a stacked deck. Usually though, the allure of dollars, will make the more proficient of the trade move to defense.

Who Defends Justice?

The lawyers will readily tell you they protect the law. The law they make, control, use and abuse but the law no longer protects justice.

Who therefore protects justice?

The answer is nobody, justice no longer exists. If you have money for good lawyers, they will find loop holes to allow you to do as you please.

If you do not have money, then of course, the lawyers will see to it that you are punished.

The mighty dollar does not even protect justice. As although it can help the innocent get acquitted, it will also serve the guilty in the same manner.

If all the guilty were in jail, there would be no money for lawyers to make and that, to lawyers, is an injustice.

Empty Cells = $ for Lawyers

How Can We Change This?

With great difficulty as it is probably already too late.

The laws are voted in by congress but they are written by lawyers. No group of lawyers are prepared to make professional suicide, yet the situation gets worse. There are no available jobs for two thirds of the graduating lawyers this year.

The more criminals there are outside of jails, the more legal work there is. I guess new laws will have to be made, not to right any injustices but to ensure all lawyers can get their pay checks.


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      Anna 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for deciding to follow me. I was compelled to read and comment on this Hub considering where I have been in my the past and the choices I have made. I believe if one makes bad choices that go against the law of the land they should be punished for that, because it is what it is. However I do not think one should have to continue paying for those choices an entire lifetime long after the sentence has bben imposed and the time has been served. Not everyone is destined to repeat the mistakes or make the same awful choices, past does not define one in the present or in the future. I have worked diligently to rebuild my life and to make it better than it ever was, but at every turn doors are slammed in my face, but that is life in the society in which we live. Money and the lack there of makes all the difference in whether one will get a fighting chance.The criminals with money finish their prison and jail time only to get out and write a book and the world is happy for them and praises them, their ratings go up and the list goes on. I say crime is crime, it has no color. Thank you for writing this Hub. I look forward to reading more of your work in the coming days.

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      Credence2 6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      I hear you rafken, but I remember kangaroo courts and people being railroaded for crimes they did not commit. I tend to look at it from the other side more often. Yes, protect the innocent and punish the guilty is the ideal, but the reality is many times quite distant from the ideal.

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      rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      Credence2 - I realize it is there for the protection of the innocent, but if it is allowing too many guilty to get off, then we should review it. justice is 2 fold: protect the innocent AND punish the guilty. If one is working but the other isn't, then justice is in an imbalance and has to be weighed again.

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      Credence2 6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      rafken, you said...

      "If evidence proves a person is guilty then it must be allowed, in order for justice to be served. If the evidence was acquired illegally, then the investigator, later, can be charged for that offence but two wrongs do not make a right."

      The procedure for what constitutes legally acquired evidence is there for our protection. It is not as simple as this......

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      We still have the finest legal system in the world. Lawyers are following the law, not breaking it. Change the law. I guess it's fashionable to bash the legal profession, that is until you need a good lawyer.

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      A C Witschorik 6 years ago

      Great Hub, Very interesting - I'm with you on this

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      Apostle Jack 6 years ago

      You said it right when you said what you said.

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      PETER LUMETTA 6 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      Rafken, of course you are right. The conclusion is inevitable since we have put the fox in charge of gaurding the hen house. Like all things in the relm of government justice is just another commodity doled out to the ones who can afford it. Thanks, Peter