U.S. Criminal Justice System Flaws

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The United States Criminal Justice System
In many ways, I believe the U.S. criminal justice system is extremely corrupt on every level. United States Criminal Justice System has so many flaws and fallacies that I could write an entire novel about it. The Federal Court, the State Courts, and all the Local Courts attempt to make every trial and arrest fair, but the truth is, it will never be fair the way that these courts come off to be. A trial can be seen in the eyes of every single person in that court room as fair, but there is always some type of bias among juries and judges no matter what somebody does or where they go. In many arrests and ticket distributions, it is based on mostly race and gender, which I will touch on in my writing.

According to Shannon Jones in her article on the World Socialist Website, “Its findings show that blacks, Hispanics and other minorities face unfair targeting by police and other law enforcement officials, racially biased charging and plea bargaining decisions by prosecutors and discriminatory sentencing by judges.” This quotation was made in the year 2000, and is consistent with today’s justice system, if not much worse. A town that has experienced this type of bias firsthand is the town of East Haven Connecticut, in which many Latino individuals have experienced police brutality and harrassment since 2008, according to Nina Bernstein. She also quoted that the East Haven Justice Department warned the town on April 15 that on the preliminary review, it showed that thair police department was “a shambles, with no modern rules of conduct for officers, no check on their use of force, inadequate training, and no functioning citizen complaint system.” As seen in East Haven, I believe that countless other cities are facing similar ordeals.

Even in my own town, Edison, New Jersey, mostly men are ticketed when stopped, and women are usually hit-on by male officers, sometimes even harassed with words. I have witnessed the gender...
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