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  •  justice vs. law (4+ / 0-)
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    Dave925, Knucklehead, xylon, Lujane

    The sad result of the legal system in America is that the concept of justice has largely been ignored:  Whether a twenty year sentence for marijuana possession is just and fair or not is irrelevant, the only thing that matters is that some legislator gets to appear tough on crime.  The fact that for every person imprisoned, that's a family ruined, perhaps some children who are suddenly at risk for becoming offenders themselves - that fact is ignored.

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