Problem with our justice system

September 27, 2010 at 12:02 PM Leave a comment

What I have become extremely aware of since graduating from college with a masters in sociology (something they really don’t touch on too much at university level) is how DEEPLY FLAWED our social system is.  Yes, they talk about how flawed it is all the time, and for a million and one reasons.  But there is a very obvious problem to me, and it comes from day to day interaction in the world.  My world of watching too much tv because there is nothing else to do around here… its too cold and there just simply is nothing to do.

So I watch TV, including the news and various “justice” shows like Cold Case Files.  What I see everywhere are extremely violent criminals… people who will get a gun and shoot someone else, or worse yet — a killer that stakes out an individual (usually a woman or child or both) to kill.  This could either be her ex husband or boyfriend who commits family homicide — or domestic homicide, or a serial killer type of guy that choose and kills girls and women.  Most of these crimes are committed by men — against anyone (men, women and children) but the most pathological freaks seem to attack women and children.  Various serial killers over the years have done this.  But either way (whether they murder males or females or children), there is an OVERABUNDANCE of violent criminals in America today.  Well we can all attribute that to our emphasis on violence … and this is where my “classes” did kick in.  Males are socialized to “be violent.”  You give your sons guns to play with, or other violent and aggressive type of toys that are in the “boy” isle at Walmart.  You watch them run around and play shoot each other… then when they are 18 you send them off to Iraq (or Vietnam or whatever war is going on) and stand idly by as they shoot “other” people, people you really don’t give a shit about.

At any rate, it is not hard to see the violence on TV and the violence in advertising to see why boys end up probably more “violent” than they normally would if they weren’t socialized this way.  This is seen as a macho way to be, masculine and “valued” in society.  And so, when they turn out violent (as long as they do it in prescribed ways such as going off to war, playing football or something else) everyone turns a blind eye.  Who cares, that is “normal” and “acceptable.”  But then we wonder why there is so much domestic violence and murder in this country.  Of course, if you give kids guns to play with (or fake guns, whatever) and let them watch Law and Order and listen to Eminem… they MAY JUST have the potential to become a serial killer or a wife beater or something else we determine to be “unacceptable ” in this society.  And THAT is the fundamental reason why I believe this occurs.

What occurs?  We let off rapists, murderers, child molesters and anyone else sexually twisted or murderous with far less consequences (in MANY MANY cases) than we do a drug dealer.  We can feel compassion for a guy who rapes and assaults an 8 year old girl who is almost dead at the crime scene because the guy might be rehabilitated, or maybe he was abused as a child… but a drug dealer?  HELL FUCK NO.  Why?  Because we’ve been socialized since birth (in the modern era) to believe drugs are bad.  Drugs are far worse than your son raping and killing 10 women…. because this guy did this for a reason… but the drug dealer?  We have no compassion at all for those living in poverty and needing to resort to another method to get money than the rest of us, because we just can’t fathom anyone being “poor” or having “no money.”  Of course, it must be due to having a poor “work ethic” and just not getting off their ass to get a minimum wage job 2 hours from where they live.  Why the hell can’t they take a bus to the other side of town to work at Taco Bell?  Jesus Christ, we can’t have these drug dealers out here when there are perfectly good jobs selling door to door insurance!   Shit, there ARE JOBS OUT THERE SO GO GET ONE YOU DRUG DEALING LOSER!

But a man who rapes and kills?  That’s certainly excusable.  So excusable that many murders or rapes or child molestings that occur these days are done BY SOMEONE THEY LET OUT OF JAIL!  I just heard one on Cold Case Files about a guy they let out of jail in CA after damn near killing and raping an 8 year old.  They let him out in 8 months…. I heard another recent one about a guy who was jailed for beating and raping a 13 year old.  He got out to rape and KILL 2 other teenage girls.  I saw the news the other day where a guy took out a gun and shot an innocent man at a hotel, who was here in Michigan for a job and just happened to stay at the hotel.  He left behind a wife and kids.  The guy was recently let out of jail where they said he would definitely kill again — and yet, he got out of jail anyway on some technicality.  A few years ago a 9 year old girl in Florida was raped and killed and buried in a forest behind her house.  This was done by a guy who got out of jail… months before the incident.

So basically — you can be a violent guy and rape or kill — or both — and we forgive you!  Because we have to turn the other cheek… and forgive everyone for everything, right!  Because Jesus said to.  I can say one thing tho… if anyone does this to my kid — he WILL get a death sentence no matter what “this” justice system says, ESPECIALLY if they let him out of jail.  Because I’m out here… and I shot guns (and deer) as a young child.  I consider these people enemies — social enemies, and since its OK to kill our enemies (whether they be Iraqi, Afghan, Vietnamese, Japanese, Cuban, Russian, Yugoslav…)… its OK to kill this guy.  And I just don’t give a flying fuck what these idiot judges in this country say… I think this whole justice system is deeply flawed and in  no way do I incorporate such a morality that lets a child rapist out of jail.  EVER.


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