posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 07:07 PM
The problem we seem to have in the US and in many other countries is that the "Justice system" is often controlled by the people it is supposed to be
investigating, arresting and sentencing. What do you do when this is the case. There have been times when people are obviously guilty but the
justice system doesn't handle things properly (possibly b/c of pressure, bribes, corruption, etc).
One example is something like the cartel bosses and a prime example is/was Escobar and the latest El Chapo. Both of them have been open about their
crimes (or at least it is obvious the crimes are tied to them). Escobar got his own prison/castle when he surrendered after killing so many people
w/n his own country and that doesn't even take into account the people who died in the US from drug use or dealing (related murders). Chapo is much
I agree that it is a slippery slope but I'm not talking about cases that are questionable. The US seems to think that this is a reasonable course of
action when they "depose" a foreign dictator often of fake or exaggerated charges (or they don't take into account what would have happened had they
not acted the way they did - such as Saddam and Ghadafi).
Had Saddam and Ghadafi not ruled with an iron fist (and they also did a lot of good for their countries keeping the relatively peaceful and the
extremists under control) those places would have been much larger hot beds of terrorism than they already were. Sometimes you need a vicious
pit-bull to keep a pack of jackels or hyenas at bay & under control/in fear. Had they not ruled the way they had, I suspect the countries would have
looked much more like Somalia.
As far as the "corporate" issue, we all know that there are execs who have straight up lied and abused their customers causing all kinds of death,
destruction and heart ache. These people never see "justice" and are passed off as "just businessmen" when in fact they should be looked at as mafia
bosses who should be treated with extreme prejudice.
Looking at history there is a very strong correlation to the levels of crime and the punishments dished out for crimes. Public hangings, being locked
in stocks, hung in a cage in the middle of the square, and more drastic things.
There were times when had the bankers done what they did in 2008, many of them would have been swinging from light poles down Wall street as a
reminder to not to do these things. What about Moussolini? That was a pretty severe waning to future "fascists" and or dictators.
Now in all cases there is the "what if they are innocent", well that is always the case, even with a 30 day jail sentence. But even if they are
innocent, the "good" that is done by instilling fear into the populace for committing such a crime may in fact be a positive to the general public by
hopefully diminishing the amount of similar crime. While a tragedy if they are innocent, there may be some good that comes of it, but it certainly
isn't justice in those cases.