CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

September 1, 2015

ea8cc15cc1612650a113f3761dafbcc4Well I think I need to talk about crime and punishment. There’s been a lot written about the inequities of the judicial system based on race. I don’t think it’s based on if your black you’re going to jail and if you’re white you get a light sentence. Think it’s more along the lines of economics. If your poor and are accused of a crime your defense options are very limited because you can’t get the best lawyers. Ask OJ Simpson about that. His attorney Johnny Cochran stated after his trial that if he hadn’t had money to bring in witness’s he would have been convicted in a week. Instead he walked away a free man. I always thought the better way to have handled that would have been at the end of the car chase somebody yells gun and the cops just blow him away. Most states have done away with the death penalty because they feel there is the possibility of a mistake. They would rather spend millions of dollars keeping the man (or woman) in jail for life. Most other countries criminals consider being sentenced to an American jail the same as being sent to a country club. Until the American justice system much like the rest of the government takes wealth out of the equation this sentence from the declaration of independence will never be true. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Hopefully someday maybe my grandchild will be able to witness this. This is Flounder Saying Ciao from Medellin, Colombia.

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