There was a post in the closed group that got me thinking. A woman was talking about her family watching the legal system take every oppurtunity to side with the “Criminal.” This got me thinking; “Does the legal system favor the criminal more than the victim?”
The answer is yes.
Now i understand the logic that goes behind this; no one, including myself, wants to commit an innocent person. The legal system has to exhaust every avenue of the case just to make sure they get it right. But as a family sitting in the courtroom, reliving the tramatic events over and over and over, it has to feel like hell on earth.
The question i’m left with is why don’t we take more steps in the legal proceedings to ratify the wronged? After the merciless slaying of a loved one shouldnt the family get something that doesnt equate to a metaphorical pat on the back with a “Sorry… here are the funeral expenses.” It isn’t just.
But what can the U.S. Justice system do? Create another agency in a political firestorm of too much government? Offer payment in a bankrupt economy? Or is the only answer to be proactive in regards to issue of violence as a whole?
If any of you have the answers; please, comment.