Though the art of justice has been perfected over the many years of humanity, not everyone has been able to enjoy it as well as others. This is apparent in one of the most common forms of discrimination: a distaste for immigrants and people of color.
Did you know that certain crimes, if proveable require a certain amount of penance no negotiation? Some of them including possession of drugs and child pornography ranging from 5-40 years. You may think this is a reasonable punishment, but what if I told you that sometimes those who are convicted don’t have an opportunity to appeal in a court due to this federal law?
Former juveniles have served their time, so why keep punishing them? Former delinquents have a history of being denied jobs and proper housing even after time has been served. As a result delinquents continue to find themselves in jail well into adulthood. Recognize juveniles as people, not bad people, not a harmful object, just a person. A colleague, someone who sits next to you on the bus.
You may have heard of miranda rights, more particularly this line,”You have the right to an attorney, if you do not have one, one will be provided for you.” Those lawyers that are provided to juveniles who simply don’t have the money to afford a lawyer are called public defenders. They are paid to defend a multitude of people at one time, case after case due to the major pay dock between private firms and public defenders.
It is the job of our esteemed detectives and police officers to catch the bad guys. But what if I told you there was such a thing as a coerced confession? A confessin that was forced from a suspect that is incorrect. Often during interrogation police target their suspect psychologically, hoping to force out a confession. But where does it end?