reply to post by mikell
The difference is if you are poor you are more lightly to be charged with a crime than if you are rich.
Simply because the legal system is geared towards enforcing blind justice on the lower classes while condoning, turning a blind eye and even
participating in what are considered "White collar crimes" perpetrated by the upper classes!
Essentially one rule for "Them" and another for the rest of us!
Then when you consider uppity new prosecutors looking to make a name for themselves with a long list of convictions, who do you think they are going
to go after? The wealthy or the poor?
I was wrongly accused of a crime several years back. My lawyer told me basically the prosecution has zero evidence, which I knew to be true as I
didn't commit the crime. He said he felt very strongly that I was innocent, and actually seemed angry that the prosecutor would have even pressed
Once we get to court my Lawyer was chatting with the prosecutor, while I stood a few feet behind my lawyer. The gist of what my lawyer said was "you
have no evidence, and you know my client is not guilty"
You know how the slimy, probably fresh out of law school scumbag replied? With a stupid little smile on his face he said something like "Well it's
possible that more information will come out during the trial of the other people"
What he meant was that I wasn't the only person accused of the crime, there were others, and even though he knew I was innocent, he was hoping one of
the other guys would lie and claim I was involved in order to cop a plea.
They would have NEVER pulled that stunt on someone with money. I was just a twentysomething looser with no money and nobody is going to care if they
railroad me, in his eyes.
Well before this point I knew the justice system was stacked against minorities, the poor, and was broken in general, but afterward I realize how
totally and utterly flawed the system is. That worthless prosecutor should not be in a position where he alone determines whether or not to press
charges. I don't know what the answer is, but allowing stupid kids (the guy barely looked older than me) to play games with people's lives for their
own career advancement is unacceptable. There needs to be more oversight on the process for selecting who to prosecute.
It doesn't end there. While I was in the courtroom at arraignment waiting for my turn, there was a woman in there for something, I can't really
remember what she was charged with. But long story short, her case was put on hold somehow. She didn't know when/if her charges would be reinstated.
She asked the judge when/if the charges were reinstated, would she receive a letter in the mail or something to alert her. The judge said no, there
would just be a warrant issues for her arrest and no notification to her.
The woman seemed stunned, and rightfully so. There were people in the "audience" that burst into quiet whispers with the people next to them,
obviously equally as stunned that such a situation was possible, that the courts refused to notify a person once their charges were reinstated, and it
would just be an immediate arrest warrant issued.
So this woman could be going about her normal life, thinking her case was dropped, and then one day get pulled over and arrested because of a warrant
that she had no way of knowing was issued.
She pleaded with the judge, as anyone would do in that situation. The judge told her that her only other option was to keep a lawyer on retainer,
indefinitely, so that he could check in with the courts. Evidently the woman was not allowed to check in with the courts herself.
Can you believe that? If, within a time period of about an hour I witness one awful act by the injustice system, right before I too became a victim of
it. I can only imagine how many tens of millions of people have gone through this same type of thing. It's disgusting.
I have zero respect or faith in the justice system, nor any of their extensions such as prisons or police. They all work together for their own gain
at the expense of innocent people's futures.
edit on 13-9-2013 by James1982 because: (no reason given)