Thoughts on the judicial system

One of the main reasons I got this livejournal was the ability to share my personal opinions on the current issues. As it was so eloquently stated in a college joke, though, “Western Europe could be wiped out by a horrible plague and you wouldn’t know, but you can recite last week’s re-run of The Simpsons verbatim,” meaning that I haven’t been as good about keeping up with the news as I should be and have left the editorializing to columnists and journalist who most certainly know more about the issue than I do. But I felt the need to write a short entry giving out my two cents on an important issue, our judicial system.

One of the biggest news stories of the week has been the expulsion of Roy S. Moore from the Alabama State Supreme Court, because he wouldn’t remove his monument of the Ten Commandments from the state’s judicial building. This has set off this big debate over the separation of church and state, as Moore fights for the right to acknowledge God in a place of justice. Well after the sham of a verdict that allowed Robert Durst, a man who admitted he shot a man, cut up his body, and buried it, to be acquitted of murder, I don’t think God (if there was one) would want anything to do with the judicial system now. How could jurors find this man innocent after what he has confessed to? I mean it defies all common sense. Granted, the defense has stated that he killed him in self-defense and that chopped up the body after drinking, but come on, he cut up a body and buried it. That is grounds to think that he did commit some kind of murder, and yes as a legal analyst pointed out, the prosecution did bungle this case by not pursuing more charges on him beyond first-degree murder. Nevertheless, it is still a rather difficult task to acquit a man who admitted he killed another man and buried him. And now this can go down as another one the great let downs of the judicial system, along with the OJ Simpson verdict and every single one of those frivolous lawsuits that goes in our courts that waste so much taxpayer money and where justice is not served. Now there are several high profile legal cases going on at this time, such as the Kobe Bryant case, the Scott Peterson case, and let’s not forget, the Martha Stewart case, all of which are bound to start controversy no matter what the outcome. Whatever the verdicts maybe, let us hope that everyone who is part of the legal system learns from the Durst case and seeks justice. After all, isn’t that what God would want?

Extra, Extra, Read all about-Robert Durst’s acquittal-This article from the New York Times.