You ask a very good question. I remember a case not too long ago where the state
was so incompetent that the federal government finally took over and convicted
Brian David Mitchell.
In Idaho a death row inmate sued over no weekend lunches just fruit saying it
was cruel and unusual punishment. He does not care over his victims but is
worried about a heart attack and lack of sodium because he only got fruit for
lunch Saturday and sunday.
You may consider it cruel, but in fact, the Constitution says nothing about the
rights of victims. The state provides justice, not revenge.
Actually, the state provides a living for lawyers, and that is why these cases
are dragged out ad nauseam. "Refreshers," or hourly billings, are the
bread and meat of the legal profession, and the more hours, the better. For
Eric, the Constitutions also does not say anything about a multitude of social
issues, like homosexuality, that I'm sure you are very tied to as a
liberal. That statement you made is no answer to the point made by the writer.
To "Craig Bohn" it isn't the justice system that is the problem it
is the political system. The justice system is only there to hand out
punishments when laws are broken. The justice system is not there to console
the victim or the ciminal.However, the politics in the media and
within the executive and legislative bodies of government are the ones that put
the rights of the criminals above the rights of the victims. How many times do
we hear about the how prisons have near riots when their cable TV is cut back to
The fact is about 99% of charges are plea bargained. If every defendant
demanded a trial, it would effectively shut down, and gridlock our criminal
justice system.Stacy is in Jail, he will stay in jail, he will never get
out of jail. The system moves slowly, but it does move.
I meant Sloop is in jail of course. I wish i could take down the last post.
@ Eric Samuelsen: Justice for a confessed child killer would be a bullet to his
head in the basement of the courthouse.