wat0n wrote:I'll check the longer report out when I have time. But if courts are indeed getting funds from specific verdicts, then that quite evidently needs to change.
There is no "if" about it. Even the shorter document I've cited points it out.
This does not justify turning these thefts into misdemeanors and then being surprised when they happen more often though.
I'm not justifying thefts. I simply do not care about them. Such things are part of the price greedy people pay when they divert too many resources from the society that nurtures them. What I was pointing out is that the law is supposed to help a community live together... that property is held in community. If the community doesn't agree with the way resources are being distributed then the law is oppressive and not fulfilling it's purpose.
Which is why you have people looting and rioting... and others protesting.
The USA locks up more people than any other country on Earth... including China which has three times our population.
The US is a police state, which means cops and the justice system are corrupted in the interests of those who rule.
That is the very situation that caused the founders to overthrow British Law here in North America.
It's in the Declaration.