Do you believe in the jury system we have in place in the U.S.?
In recent news, the So. African Pistorius murder case will be tried in front of one (possibly 3) judges w/o a jury. The country has a 10% conviction rate. What are your thoughts?
Well, apparently it exits in the US society, so I have to believe it exists. As to whether it is efficient, I don't know.
Like everything in our society, the bad guys strive to destroy just about everything good around us.
We start out with a good system that is fair to all, then others strive to steer things to favor themselves. The jury system worked fairly well until unscrupulous lawyers found ways to influence juries.
South African courts have some different laws about how the process is carried out, but if the 10% conviction rate is true, then I would have some doubts about the effectiveness of the prosecution process as this sounds kind of low in bringing about convictions.
I would rather see 100 guilty men go free then to see one innocent man go to jail. Sorry, I'm not a 17th-Century puritan.
i dont feel that people should be allowed to determine the fate of others. i think that we need to change several things in our judicial system the death penalty being one of them. i think its contradictory to say that murder is a crime but we can put someone to death. i do understand it is also a means of population control because the jails are over crowded but the jails are over crowded because so many people that are in jail could have received other means of sentencing
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