a reply to: JesseVentura
Good video and he makes a lot of good points. Especially the plea deals going on in society.
I was really hoping he was going to touch on the subject of the for-profit prison system, and how that has really taken away justice from the justice
system. I was reading or watching, not to long about about a judge who would summarily sentence the most inoffensive of crimes of children to juvenile
detention, and giving them exaggerated prison sentences, because he would get a cut for each child he sent to the for-profit prison. It was
disgusting. And I'm sure that is not the only case of outright corruption.
Also, another big problem is how many innocent people are locked away, even for really outrageous and heinous crimes they do not commit. I don't think
anyone really knows how big a population are behind bars that are innocent. Even people who are not guilty and plead guilty when badgered into it by
merciless and dishonest police and prosecutors. It happens much more often than anyone would like to admit.
I think that if the system applied a lot of just laws that were handed down in the Mosaic law code, society would be more productive, and it would
free up a lot of space in the prisons, as well as money.
For example, a poor person is caught driving without a license, or expired plates. That person is arrested taken to jail, given a sentence, perhaps
maybe even jail time, or other petty crimes like that. So now that person, who was just trying to eek by a living for his family, now loses his job,
and when he's out of jail, in 30 days or whatever, he's even poorer, and without any ability to pay for what he needs, and his family.
Wouldn't it be a lot quicker, and more humane to do what they did in the past? You messed up like that, go to the stocks in the town square for a day,
get humbled a little, then get on with your life.
I bet you if given the choice between 30 lashes on the back or 2 months in jail, a fair number of people would rather get the punishment over with, be
in pain a little bit, an get on with their lives, and learn their lesson. It keeps them in society as active members, and does not burden an innocent
population with having to provide for them.
For take murder. In the Mosaic Law you murdered someone, you forfeit your right to life, and you were put to death. No huge populations of murders
being taken care of by an innocent population. If a person killed someone on accident (say for example they were chopping wood and the ax-blade flew
off and struck someone and they died) there were cities of refuge the accidental man-slayer could run too. There were six in total. Once there they
were given a trial, and if found to be innocent a loving arrangement was made so that they could continue to live within that city and as a productive
member of society for the rest of his life. He could not leave the city until he died, or until the high priest died.
Or how about thievery. You stole something, you had to pay back three times the amount. No need to get locked up for any amount of time.
And those are just a few of the superior laws written in the Bible that if applied, even in modern-day society, that would clear up a huge amount of
the prison population, and also a lot of money being used on it.