Justice is not ‘equal’ for all, as we are supposed to believe. If you have ever experienced a disaster that required you to defend yourself in court you will understand the pitfalls of our justice system.
Rob Ewart wrote a very eloquent piece on the matter that was published in Canada Free Press. “You Lookin’ For Justice In The Courts?”
Ewart explains the quandary of our justice system as it pertains to land use. In this blog we have focused on the criminal justice system. Civil disagreement over a simple unpaid bill, land use or encroachment, or a serious criminal offense – unless you are independently wealthy, you will spend your savings and more before the matter is settled in court.
“The exorbitant cost of the American justice system. It has exhausted the savings and bankrupted the tens of thousands who have had the misfortune of either being sued, or trying to sue government, or a private party, for some injustice inflicted upon them, or defend against something they were supposed to have done wrong.
The judicial system can be best described by the following statement:
“The justice system and the courts are a stacked deck and a closed club where a bunch of over-paid ($250 to 600 per hour) men and women run the club ….. judges, lawyers and clerks. Judges and lawyers are members of the state bar association, also a closed club. There are a “zillion” rules to follow and only the lawyers and judges know the rules. It is essentially, legally sanctioned, corrupt racketeering. The insiders protect their own with a vengeance. You are an outsider and you don’t know the rules, so you can’t play in their club and you are not welcome if you try.”
Then there is the “jury pool”. A jury is described, in the profession, “as a bunch of men and women who couldn’t come up with a good enough excuse to get out of jury duty.”
A jury of your peers? Hardly!
- #SA criminal system – Justice for the Rich; Injustice for the poor (chriskilo001.wordpress.com)
- Wrongfully Accused Man Discusses Importance of Justice System (rasmussen.edu)
- Editorial: Laying down the law (stuff.co.nz)
- Justice Albin warns of political threat to N.J. judges’ independence (nj.com)
- Murder mystery grips Midlands: Jury soon to decide if Brett Parker is guilty of two counts of murder (thestate.com)
- Lawyers rally today to fight legal aid cuts (manchestereveningnews.co.uk)