My take on it, is, as a victim of the criminal justice system AND a victim of the criminal justice system, they will throw as many charges as possible
in the thinking that some will stick. Or at the very least, a plea bargain can be negotiated.
Many lawyers pledge a certain amount of pro bono work, because it looks good and reduces tax liabilities. Despite what is told a client, they do
minimal work when its free. You get the amount of justice that you pay for. Pro bono for the state doesn't actually mean that they work for free.
They are usually friends with prosecution and more or less work on a trade off basis, Like, I'll trade you 4 misdemeanors for one felony. There is
much collaboration between public prosecution and public defense attorneys. People are just bodies to enhance a resume. Or, to simply maintain
relevance. Just look at most successful lawyers and they usually come from a prosecutor background.
If you're poor, good luck going to court. If you're very wealthy, or generationally wealthy, they won't bother with you so much, all depending on
the crime and whether there is any kind of attention paid to the case.
Another thread started a few days ago asked, What's the Harm in Privatization of Prison? The claim is that they are paying the state and handling
logistics. Truth is more along the lines of privatizing the profits and sticking the state with the bill. Trickle down economics at its best, by the
time it trickles down, the job creators are flush with gauranteed cash, and kicking out all the entitleists, or investors, or pension owners. We are
just doing good for society they claim. They try to make it sound like its hard work to make money by incarceration. Especially when they spent years
stacking the deck. And won.
Gee, maybe imprison all of wall street and have them work for 45 cents an hour, raping the public coffers and hoping they don't land in isolation.
A fist fight will land you more prison time than stealing another persons life savings. Like I say, "money is the root of all justice." Say you get
two black eyes, that heals pretty quick. Say you lost 150K that you intended to live your retirement on... That doesn't heal as fast, if ever. And
its not the American Way.
It would be really cool to actually see numbers of revenues claimed off defendants from all the states, just to see how much is made. It is there to
see, yet there are so many hoops to jump through in order to get that info. Like a FOIA request. And being put on the list...
I think that the entire reason why the increase in felonies is all in the name of profit. It also helps to send a message to the rest who might think
about who is in control. A very firm, NOT YOU.
People have been galvanized against the principles of convicts and terrorists. Subhuman as they may be /LOL/ say labeled. They are fundamentally
against freedom, whilst promoting? What, freedom? Doublespeak mind game, essentially.
Don't get me wrong, Some, if not many, people deserve to rot in a cell. Money is no determining factor in whether or not a person becomes a predator
socio or psychopath. It sure helps though.
If justice were applied evenly, we would most likely be living in Utopia. People would quickly realize that it's in everyone's best interest to act
accordingly. When justice is used for profit, we get what we have now. There are enough laws on the books to justify almost every infraction, yet they
continue to make more. Who is supposed to pay for that? Just maybe, new prisoners, who can still garner a profit.
Sorry for the rant.