The Myth of Our Weak Justice System

by on April 29, 2011

Ask the general public if they think our justice system is too weak and has too many loop holes for criminals to get off and I would bet my life savings that the overwhelming answer to that would be  “yes, of course”. Our legal system is set up to protect the guilty there’s just too many ways to beat the system. We know that in a democracy you’re supposed to be innocent until proven guilty but this is ridiculous, right. I mean we’ve all seen the movie where the villain gets off because of some loop hole in our legal system. If only there wasn’t so many ways for these lowlifes to beat the system.

Well then I think you will be glad to know that this couldn’t be more farther from the truth. This might be one of the biggest myths in the American culture today. The fact is the US has one of the highest rates of conviction when someone is arrested then anywhere in the world. “Between 2000 and 2005, 99% of the 435,000 federal criminal defendants prosecuted nationwide were convicted” That’s right a 99% conviction rate! No other democratic country comes even close.  Our only competition is communist China.  What happened to innocent until proven guilty? The truth is that in this country you are guilty until you are able to prove yourself innocent.

Not only do we have one of the highest conviction rates in the world we also have more people in prison per capita than any other country in the world. The US has 23.6% of the world’s prison population and 748 per 100 000 behinds bars. That’s right more the any of the communist countries, more than any of the countries that are run by corrupt dictators, war lords, and insane maniacs.  How in the world is that possible the US is the single greatest, best, freest country God ever gave man right? The fact is that it’s not. It’s just not possible to be the freest country in the world while putting more of your citizens behind bars than anyone else.

So rest assured America, there’s no need to worry when that evil villain gets arrested, the hero can take the day off cause there’s a 99% chance that the villain is going to jail. There are no legal loop holes for criminals to exploit, only a thin vale of protection for our rights in our pretend democracy.  The truth is more innocent people our convicted of crimes that they did not commit then there are guilty people beating the system and getting off scot free.

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Chiefsfan January 6, 2012 at 1:20 am

Anyone that suggests that convicted murders should be set free have never felt the pain of dealing with a family member that has been brutally murdered. I favor Iowa laws for not allowing a convicted murderer to ever be paroled. In fact, I think the death penalty should be implemented so morons such as Daniel Snethen, the person who murdered my Uncle Timothy Hawbaker in 1974, are never allowed to even breathe another breath. This clown was allowed to live on the taxpayers’ dime and tried appealing decisions and even went so far as to try and sue guards of the very penal system who housed his sorry ass. May he forever burn in hell.

admin February 3, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Where in this article does it say anything about letting convicted murders free? Did you even read it? I bet you’d feel different if one of your family members was on death row for 20 years then finally freed on DNA evidence.

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