Friday, 25 December 2015

Making A Murderer

quote [ Please, dont binge-watch Making a Murderer. Out of necessity I powered through all ten episodes, and spent the rest of my night staring out a window at the rain. ]

Want to see how the American police system works?

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2]
[by the circus]
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sanepride said @ 6:11pm GMT on 25th December
All in all, it's one of the more honest and least corrupt in the world.
This statement on its own may be true, but it's also an inappropriate, unfair comparison. If you compare the US criminal justice system to the developed world, you get a different picture- with vast numbers of people detained and incarcerated for little to no reason other than economic (i.e. unable to pay petty fines), assets seized with zero due-process, endemic and institutional racial profiling (often with lethal results), and of course the largest per-capita incarceration rate in the entire world. And of course we're virtually the only developed nation that maintains an inherently unjust and barbaric death penalty. And despite the proliferation of video documentation, still very little real accountability on the part of law enforcement. The actual fact is that for a wealthy, developed country that at least aspires to democratic ideals, our criminal justice system is in a pretty sorry state.


sanepride said @ 6:15pm GMT on 25th December
All in all, it's one of the more honest and least corrupt in the world.
This statement on its own may be true, but it's also an inappropriate, unfair comparison. If you compare the US criminal justice system to the developed world, you get a different picture- with vast numbers of people detained and incarcerated for little to no reason other than economic (i.e. unable to pay petty fines), assets seized with zero due-process, endemic and institutional racial profiling (often with lethal results), and of course the largest per-capita incarceration rate in the entire world. And we're virtually the only developed nation that maintains an inherently unjust and barbaric death penalty. And despite the proliferation of video documentation, still very little real accountability on the part of law enforcement. The actual fact is that for a wealthy, developed country that at least aspires to democratic ideals, our criminal justice system is in a pretty sorry state.



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sanepride said @ 6:11pm GMT on 25th December [Score:3 Underrated]
All in all, it's one of the more honest and least corrupt in the world.
This statement on its own may be true, but it's also an inappropriate, unfair comparison. If you compare the US criminal justice system to the developed world, you get a different picture- with vast numbers of people detained and incarcerated for little to no reason other than economic (i.e. unable to pay petty fines), assets seized with zero due-process, endemic and institutional racial profiling (often with lethal results), and of course the largest per-capita incarceration rate in the entire world. And we're virtually the only developed nation that maintains an inherently unjust and barbaric death penalty. And despite the proliferation of video documentation, still very little real accountability on the part of law enforcement. The actual fact is that for a wealthy, developed country that at least aspires to democratic ideals, our criminal justice system is in a pretty sorry state.




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