Friday, May 13, 2005

Why Do Two Wrongs Make A Right?

It's true in math. Multiply two negative numbers and the result is positive.

But, why is it true in law?

A criminal commits a crime and the police violate his consitutional rights and the criminal is not convicted. Interesting! Two crimes result in a free criminal.

The real issue is what's wrong with the legal system? Better yet, why do we have a legal system? What we need is a system of justice. Justice would convict the criminal and convict the police who violated his rights. Two wrongs result in two convictions.

Is justice possible? It's doubtful due to personal ambition, lack of ethics and fear on the part of police, attorneys and judges. The legal system has evolved so that each compartmentalizes his responsibilites and no one feels responsible for justice. It appears no one has the courage or concept of changing the laws.

Justice should be blind but how can educated people be so blind to accept injustice. I wonder if it's possible to change the laws.


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