From the Pledge of Allegiance:
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Something we have always said as kids in school and as adults but there is no justice for all unfortunately. Unfortunately with racism still alive today, crooked cops, and a very slow and bias judicial system most of us don’t stand a chance. You have to be a certain ethnicity (Caucasian), or wealthy with high-powered attorneys, or have serious connections in the police or judicial departments. And the media is just as bias and racists as the justice system if the victim of a crime is not (Caucasian) they get no air play on major networks, radio stations, and newspapers. It just gets aired on networks geared towards other ethnic backgrounds. Lets look at some examples: Casey Anthony kills her daughter Caylee Marie Anthony (kills her in June 2008) yet is not found guilty of murder all she got was a year in jail for four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer. Then you have the George Zimmerman who kills Trayvon Martin February 26, 2012 it took almost two months for him to be put in jail, a month for major media outlets to broadcast the case to the rest of the country ( was on networks such as BET from the time it happened) and now he just got released on a $150,000 bail for second-degree murder. Seriously, talk about injustice it just makes no sense how our justice system works a drug addict who gets caught with drugs will get more time than a murderer these days.
Marissa Alexander (in Florida) (August 2010) she had a gun permit, she stood her ground (stand your ground law) against an abusive husband who had intent to kill her, yet she faces 20 years in prison.
Troy Davis (1991) was convicted and sentenced to death for killing a caucasian police officer despite lack of evidence tying him to the crime Sylvester “Redd” Coles who accused him of the murder (basically here say ) turns out in the end it was Sylvester “Redd” Coles (who confessed) who killed the officer and set up Davis unfortunately despite evidence that shows reasonable doubt Davis was executed September 21, 2011. It’s amazing how justice is so different for people one person gets justice where another one does not. Where is this justice for all that we keep saying unfortunately it doesn’t exist. It’s no wonder a lot of people don’t trust the justice system cause it is so corrupted. As long as we have racism and people with no morals the injustice will never end.
Martin Luther King Jr. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”