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Is the judicial system in the US flawed?

Where those with money if guilty or not, go free, and those with no money, do not have a chance at a fair trial?


Asked by Anonymous at 5:22 PM on Jan. 7, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (11)
  • Extremly flawed!!! My rapist got off scotch free, because his brother is a state trooper in my state. After that, I lost total faith in the justice system.

    Answer by Cassidysmom611 at 8:22 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • Of course it's flawed. People are judged by a panel of their peers. We are human and make mistakes, as well as a jury not hearing all evidence that maybe they should.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:31 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • Did this just dawn on you?

    Answer by Fiveofakind2 at 5:45 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • Newsflash - people who have money always, since the age of the Greeks, have had it pretty good. In every age, every country, every place where more than two humans spend more than two minutes, rich people have had a different justice than regular folk. Money talks in the courtroom just like it does in the boardroom. It is a fact of life and should be treated as such.

    Answer by Wimsey at 7:29 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • But, as we have learned recently, OJ and his money could only get away with things for so long!!! LOL

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:42 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • Fair? Where I used to live, you had people who had 28 drunk driving arrests who still drove until the killed someone. Gangbangers would get arrested over and over, plead, bargain, and get out with a slap of the wrist.

    It isn't just money that makes the difference. Plenty of poor and middle class get off because of lazy judges who won't enforce the law.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 8:03 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • YA THINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THATS A NO BRAINER

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:47 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • Of course it's flawed, our judicial system is a joke.

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 9:20 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • Meow, ladies. This was meant to be a thought provoking question, not a bash session. Think about this the next time you judge some one who is incarcerated. They may not have had the money to "pay" for their freedom.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:59 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • Where's the bashing?

    The question was correctly answered by all posters that I could read.

    If you don't like the way the judicial system is run, get out and vote. Join local organizations. Get your law degree and fight within the system to make changes.


    Answer by Wimsey at 12:51 PM on Jan. 8, 2009