During and after my conviction and sentence to 25 yrs in federal prison, one of the mantras I heard incessantly from those in lawful authority concerned the rule and sanctity of the law. Would that they follow their own “principles.”Every society considers the crimes of its own actors under a very different set of guidelines. Despite its ideals, America is no different.
If you’re interested in what many of these authoritarian hypocrites really believe about their own system of justice, then simply listen and watch what they say and do when one of their own is in the dock.
We’ve all witnessed situations where police, for instance, were excused from prison because their imprisonment with the rest of us would be cruel or a hardship on them, given their years of “service.”
Really? Well who created that system in the first place? And how often do we hear these criminals with badges threaten suspects with a hard row to hoe in prison, with rape, with cruel punishment? Clearly they perceive it for “others,” not themselves—otherwise they would not make such threats. more…