Regarding Justice

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In visiting the question about “justice”, in the sense of “fairness in distribution” or “what is deserved”, an injustice, then, occurs when some benefit to which a person is entitled is denied without good reason or when some burden is imposed unduly. (Office for Human Resource Protections, 2016)

COMMENTARY

Mandatory sentencing laws require binding prison terms of a particular length for people convicted of certain federal and state crimes; they are inflexible and a one-type fits all, quick-fix solution for crime.  These laws undermine justice by preventing judges from fitting the punishment to the crime. Mandatory sentencing laws cause federal and state prison populations to soar, leading to the overcrowding (or mass incarceration), and exorbitant costs to taxpayers (FAMM, 2016).  Mandatory sentencing does not make good economical nor common sense (Irvin, 2016). Period, Case-Closed!

2 thoughts on “Regarding Justice”

  1. “Justice,” “Fairness in Distribution,” and “what is deserved,” are indeed terms which have evolved from the inception of the worst incarceration of all…Slavery. Yes, indeed, the over expanded masses of minority males in prison is an extension of the vestige of human bondage.
    And NOW…we are daily witnessing the “unjustified” “distribution of n fairness” in the undeserved MURDER of black men from the trigger fingers and callous minds of white police officers…. Enuf said.

    1. Dr. Dixon,
      I was out bike riding when you posted this reply. However, prior to leaving work today, I was advised of another murder of a black man at the arms of our nations so-called protectors. This time in Louisiana. I’ve watched this video a number of times attempting to see if I was missing something. It’s murder, it’s murder, it’s murder – cold-blooded, first degree. It’s so atrociously shocking, I guess that’s why I could not believe it. And this is America?!!

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