My friend Jenny likes to try to steer me off topic, and today rather than resist, well, I go with the flow. It’s the “yes, and” in improvisational, creative writing and blogging … for today at least 😀
I consciously don’t read or watch news, I find it biased, usually it’s spun and sensationalised so much the truth or fact is hard to extract. So I often get my news third hand from others, like Jenny, at least partially digested. I’ve done zero research on this topic, for sure I know the gaps will get filled in by you commenting. Perhaps some feel that Jenny’s topic isn’t a miscarriage of justice, and the “system” is fair and just.
It seems that a Police officer in the USA has been acquitted of a murder charge of a young black man. It also seems that most people aren’t buying the official explanations, and that they feel it’s simply that age old case of money/power trumping the ordinary “little” people, the majority of us in fact. Literally that power and money allows people to “get away with murder”. Murder being the most heinous of crimes.
Miscarriages of justice aren’t uncommon, or rather they are common where money and power are used to avoid the laws that apply to ordinary citizens. For ordinary citizens this usually makes our blood boil. What a mockery it makes out of our communities, our laws and our morals – the fabric of our societies.
For those with wealth and power, it’s very tempting to avoid such punishment. There are potentially reasons why wealthy and powerful people should be protected, as they are often employers, landlords or have positions of great responsibility. Simply, they do often contribute much to our societies, and may cease to contribute if such punishments were to occur. Where do we draw the line though ?
In the UK, the Police are allowed to and DO break the law in order to enforce it, I’ve seen this first hand. Miscarriages of justice also occur, often, in the UK, it’s not limited to USA or any other country.
So, questions :-
- Are there reasons why wealthy, powerful, famous or influential people should be protected from normal justice ?
- And if so what are they ?
- Why should there be one set of rules for the Police/government/secret service/etc and another set for the rest us ?
- Was the Police officer in USA guilty and should have been “properly punished” OR not ?
- If he was guilty and got away with it, how does that make you feel about the society/country you live in, or the USA if you’re not a US citizen ?
People of all races and colours can face miscarriages of justice – SO, Bear in mind I won’t tolerate racism IN ANY DIRECTION or aspects thereof, such comments will be regarded as irrelevant and deleted without notice.
Over to you …
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