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The Great American Injustice System
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.
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.