A small time drug dealer gets 5 years in jail. A drunk kills someone while driving and only gets
11 months. How is the disparity of these punishments justified?
A drug dealer is cutting in on the profits of legal drug companies who lobby law makers to be hard on illegal drug sales. A drug dealer is also evading taxes.
Alcoholism is considered a disease. Also...alcohol is widely accepted in society.
It is about money...always has been.
The disparity of these two punishment cannot be justified without facts.
Even with the brief description, I think it depend on what you mean by small time, the type of drugs sold (The type of drug means the difference between a misdemeanor or a felony charge) and if the dealer is a repeat offender. All of this also depends on which of these two offenders can afford a lawyer or if they use a public defender.
Maybe the drunk driver had a good lawyer and the drug dealer had a public defender. Without facts on either case it would be difficult to know why the judgments are so disparate.
Killing is preferred over taking drugs evidently. Yes! Driving and drinking can employ a lawyer so the contribution to capitalism is evident. Drugs are often supplied by planes coming into the country. I don't know of any poor people owning planes. America is a corporation. America is not the land of the free. America is the land of the most imprisoned. The leaders of America and the world are sick selfish children. The top few percent will keep the rest enslaved. College grads will put bumpers-tickers on their cars for the kids getting killed in foreign lands. The "grads' will watch their sports teams. Buy Tommy Hilfiger clothes made in a sweatshop. Meanwhile on planet Earth there is no respect for the working man. The "middle class (that DOESN'T EXIST) will be paraded around for more votes to another lawyer.
The answer: apathy! Ball games. TV. Apathy. America has actually NEVER had a good courtroom. The evidence is overwhelming. The fraudulent election of 1876 that insured that "Reconstruction" would not work until the death of MLK.
In America we HIRE lawyers. What an absolute insane thing to do and perpetuate. The best and most lawyers win. In America - money will fix everything - but the soul.
Drunk driver gets his/her license revoked and if convicted for the crime, a lifetime imprisonment for habitual offenders is not considerable.
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