You may wonder why someone who is pro-life like me also at one time was in favor of the death penalty? It’s like an oxymoron!
As you can see in this series on the justice system, my view on the death penalty had changed.
Many in prison believed that they were innocent; but how many was actually innocent?
I’m not saying everyone in prison was innocent or guilty. There are some who may not had gotten a fair trial. Some had court-appointed Attorney; and they get paid whether they defend you or not. So they don’t do a proper job in defending you.
The 6th Amendment guarantees the right of criminal defendants, including the right to a public trial without unnecessary delay, the right to a lawyer, the right to an impartial jury, and the right to know who your accusers are and the nature of the charges and evidence against you.
In other words, lawyers must truly represent you in your criminal case for a proper trial. If you can afford a good attorney, you will get a better defense; whereas if you cannot afford an attorney, one is appointed to represent you. They are court-appointed attorney; and they truly doesn’t represent you like they should.
There are some who are actually guilty and they even write a book profiting off of their case. They have no conscience to what they have done. Now they shouldn’t be allowed to do that; but in our Capitalist society, everyone has the right to do what they can to get rich.
Here are 2 examples that I mentioned before in previous blogs: The most obvious is when O.J. Simpson was on trial for murdering his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. I believed that since he was a famous quarterback and had money, he was able to afford a good attorney. If he was poor and had a court-appointed attorney, race wouldn’t been made an issue in the case. He would had been found guilty.
Another example is Michael Jackson, when he was on trial for child molestation. Since he had money and fame, he was able to prove that the parents of the victims were just cashing in on his wealth. The moment he was found not-guilty, their was an article in which stated, “If he was on trial in North Dakota, he would had been found guilty and sent to prison.”
There have been cases where a person who was wrongfully convicted for a crime; only to have new evidence or DNA come forward proving that they were actually innocent. It was a little too late! There life was ruined because of the prison record on them. Some of them already were executed for a crime that they later were found not guilty.
There was a rape case in which the woman accuser later recant her story and said that she wasn’t rape or she named the wrong person. Or the DNA had proven that it wasn’t his DNA. That person life was ruined anyway. That is one of the reason abortion shouldn’t be allowed in case of rape because it could be used as an excuse to have an abortion. They may had consensual sex but unprotected, so rape comes in as an option.
Many Liberals in these Liberals cities and states are passing bail reforms act, releasing many violent criminals back into the streets in which they continue their crime sprees. Even Liberal District Attorney and judges are not properly prosecuting these violent criminals who are actually guilty. It’s like they have their own political agenda. Then they wonder why violent crimes are up in our major cities.
Stay tune for part 3, the final installment of this compelling series on our failed justice system. As Paul Harvey would say, “the rest of the story.” Hopefully, you will see how our justice system has failed; and that something does needs to be done about it. Something needs to be done for everyone can get a fair trial; whether they are rich or poor, black or white, or even their political party of choice.