somegirl asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 6 months ago

Why is the americans justice system so messed up?

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  • 6 months ago
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    Money and power. Same reason most things get messed up. Politicians manipulating the situation for their own gain, private prison system incentivizing locking people up, local law enforcement having to show numbers to prove they are doing their jobs so they continue to get funding.... And racism. That is a big part too. A lot of white people in power who are also racist enjoy the fact that the system has been corrupted to disadvantage primarily young black men.

  • 6 months ago

    Some considerable time ago, organised crime realised that there were benefits to actually being the government and law enforcement agencies instead of constantly fighting against them.

    After that, they never looked back.

  • 6 months ago

    The main reason is that the people who make the laws (congress) are almost all lawyers. We have a situation where if a company can be proven to be 1% at fault they have to pay 100% of the lawsuit. The result is that companies almost always settle, which encourages more lawsuits. Also, Americans don't have to pay their lawyers; the lawyers take a huge chunk of the settlement instead. Also, in most countries the losing party to a lawsuit may have to pay the legal fees of the winning party.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Its rigged so only the ppl with expensive lawyers get good treatment and the rest of us dont recieve justice

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    I blame it on people like Obama who knew how to milk the system and how to twist the system with that "by any means necessary" crap those kind of people always do.

  • Mike
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    6 months ago

    Political considerations intrude on the administration of justice.

  • 6 months ago

    Because some of the insiders and outsiders have learned to manipulate it for gain. Mix that with a whole bunch of bias persons and no one will notice that part.

  • 6 months ago

    Civil courts have perverted the entire system

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Do you think only justice system is messed up ? Immigration system has been broken for decades now.

  • 6 months ago

    As screwed up as it sometimes is it is about the best around for now.

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