posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 07:06 AM
It's not really "dangerous" to live anywhere in the US, yet we spend 100s of billions on "fighting crime". At the end of the day, 99.9% of the
violent crime we see on TV is either criminal related (IE - criminals attacking criminals), or it's due to family/friend circles. Yet, most of the $
we spend "fighting crime" seems to attempt to fight the stranger vs. good guy scenario, which is about as probable as being killed by a
We really do need to vastly cut back on our laws and police force and just accept a certain level of risk (which is exceedingly minimal).
I mean, if we used even a fraction of that money to ensure that everyone has health care and a basic level of insurance on goods/work-comp, we really
wouldn't need to worry about crime sans death....everything else can be replaced/repaired if people have basic health care and insurance.
The whole system is out of whack...
It should be noted that the "state", historically speaking, was merely an arbiter as it relates to "law", but, somewhere along the line, we
decided to stop focusing on "victims" and started making it about punishment in the name of the "state". The government should always ensure that
victims are represented and that compensation is "just", but the victims have no role in the process anymore and the state could give a crap about
actually compensating those who were wronged. Again, the whole system is utterly backwards and retarded and it's costing us a significant portion of
our GDP....even worse, it really doesn't make anyone any safer; if anything, it seems to make crime worse.
I wonder how many people would plead guilty in a system whereby one could truly negotiate the terms of their compensation with the victim directly? If
we took labels off of people like "felon" and truly made the system about compensating the people who were wronged, I'd bet the farm that most
criminals would just own up to what they did and the process would resolve itself fairly quickly and/or cheaply.
I don't think jail should even be an option unless people are repeat offenders and/or a true danger to society and the former should likely be dealt
with, primarily, through house arrest and other means. Jail is almost always a counterproductive, retarded option that usually ends up costing society
more than not putting the criminal in jail and it typically only serves to make people even more violent.