7 Secrets Of The Justice System You Didn’t Know About


When it comes to the justice system, you may think you know enough. Your knowledge about the human rights should be alright and with that, you’re aware of everything you need to know.

Unfortunately, that’s not the case. There are so many facets to the justice system that you still need to made aware of.

They say that man is innocent until proven guilty. In reality, you actually are guilty until proven otherwise. Unless, of course, it you have a lot of money. Then, innocence is a given. This may be a little hard to believe, but ask anyone who’s had a run-in with the law and they’ll tell you that this statement is actually very true.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau once said, “Man is born free, but is everywhere in chains.” Why? Well, here are seven truths about the justice system you need to be aware of.


Truth 1: You Are Guilty Until Proven Otherwise

“All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at any given time is a function of power and not truth.” – Nietszche

The common adage “you are innocent until proven guilty” is not real. At least, not in the way you think it is. You’ve heard it taught in schools and you’ve heard the line quoted in movies. Unfortunately, you’ve been subtly conditioned to believe in that reality. People have said it time and again in the echo chamber of our fraudulent society. You yourself believe it to be true, but once you’re faced with a crime, or with the possibility of serving time in jail, the opposite is actually what’s real. Behind bars and in chains, you’re at the mercy of the egotistical power trip of a police or a correctional office. In their eyes, you’re guilty, and there are no ifs and buts about it.

In trial, the judge will harp on the fact that you’re “innocent until proven otherwise.” The jury doesn’t believe in this. This is reverse psychology at its finest. The only way to gain freedom is when you have the money to pay for it. You can buy your way out of jail, or at least bail yourself out so that you get the chance to prove your innocence. If, on the other hand, you’re broke, then you’re pretty much stuck there and at the mercy of others. Prepare yourself to be degraded and treated like a criminal before a decision has ever been made. It’s not going to be a pretty sight.

The prison guards will also treat you like the animal they think you are and you won’t be compensated for the time served if you’re eventually found to be innocent. This happens to most of those who have faced jail time, and while it’s a sad truth, it is very much the reality.

Truth 2: You Do Not Have the Right to a Speedy Trial

And yet another common colloquialism. You have been culturally conditioned to see this as the truth. It is part of the Human Rights, but sadly, a trial can take months or even years to wrap up. For most, they have to wait year in and year out for a decision to be made. When found guilty, you can make an appeal, and this typically takes two years. Until then, you’re forced to stay behind bars for the time being until the appeal is heard. Simply put, you still have a two-year sentence to serve. If you win the appeal, don’t expect to be recompensed for lost time. It’s tragic and while the right to a speedy trial is a constitutional right, this doesn’t quite happen. This is naked tyranny disguised as justice, and the justice system is hiding behind its laws for this.


Truth 3: The US is the Most Incarcerated Nation on the Planet

“Injustice everywhere is a threat to justice anywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

They say that the US is the “land of the free.” The quotation marks are vital here because it’s actually not as truthful as you have been conditioned to believe it is. This is a big slap on your face if you’re a believer of freedom and justice. It’s time to look at statistics here for facts. The US prison population has grown by 500% over the past 30 years. So, while the country comprises of less than 5 percent of the world’s population, it comprises almost 20 percent of the world’s total prison population. While crime isn’t as high as it once was, the staggering numbers are shocking.

There is a war on freedom that’s being fought today. The statistics is a vivid sign that fascism is real and that the state make use of monopoly on violence to stomp on your liberties. As a citizen, it is your personal responsibility now to keep yourself in check. Freedom, safety, and security are all but illusions of an ideal state that no longer exists. There must be checks and balances because at this point, law and order has become so entrenched in the justice system that there is already a reign of terror. The laws have become so unjust that immorality is a natural result. As Francis Bacon once said, “Things alter for the worst, spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.”

Truth 4: Civil Asset Forfeiture

“The state is nothing more nor less than a bandit gang writ large.” – Ludwig Von Mises

There is an overreach of power right now. Police brutality and extortion have become mainstays in the news. In fact, unethical forfeiture laws that give police the permission to seize, keep, or sell properties that have been allegedly involved in a crime. Take note of the word “allegedly” here. Properties have been taken simply because someone was simply charged with a crime.

Forfeiture was meant for large-scale criminal organizations at first. Over the years, this has been used almost entirely on individuals. The law has found ways to destroy lives even for those who have committed petty crimes. Police departments have made use of forfeiture to benefit their bottom lines. It has become less about fighting crime. Rather, it more about making a profit. That’s because they have used loopholes to take advantage of its people. HBO’s John Oliver actually did an excellent piece on this and he has managed to cover the very heart of the issue.


Truth 5: The Thin Blue Line has Become a Big Fat Problem

“There’s no weakness as great as false strength.” – Stefan Molyneux

A police officer has been tasked to protect and serve. At least that’s what people have assumed. Take a look at the recent news and you’ll see that this statement no longer holds water. While there are exceptional police officers out there, there are also corrupt ones. A cop enforces laws, and most of the laws have become outdated, unethical, harsh, and unfair. A cop needs to protect and serve the law, but they need to do so humanely, not because they the obligation to do it. Their badge needs to symbolize justice at its finest.

Reality, however, is far from what’s ideal. Power can be corrupt when supplied to one individual abundantly. The police have learned to abuse this, especially the militarized police. They have been trained to become violent and oppressive extortionists who enforce a statist agenda. There are cops who talk about upholding the “Thin Blue Line” and do not hold themselves accountable for their actions and decisions. Without accountability, power becomes absolute and corrupts absolutely.

The solution for this would not be police with too much power and no accountability in their hands. What the world needs now are more well-trained, defense-minded cops working for organizations with built-in checks and balances. This would help prevent corruption. The Thin Blue Line needs to be redefined.

Truth 6: The War on Drugs is a War on Freedom

“A man without a government is like a fish without a bicycle.” – Alvaro Koplovich

There seems to be a worldwide war on drugs, but the process has proven to be an utter failure The fights has cost tax payers millions and more importantly, it has also divided relationships families. Force, violence, extortion, and incarcerations are no longer viable solutions. We need to push past these because what’s better for troubled individuals would be connection, compassion, education, and rehabilitation. This has proven to be more effective. Unfortunately, money is being financed to the military industrial complex, the prison industrial complex, and militarized police. There is very little to no budget going toward education, health care, and rehabilitation. This is a sad reality.

Right now, there is a war on people rather than on drugs. The troubled ones have yet to find a healthier way to cope with a corrupt society. The solution is curing the sick rather than instigating war and violence. There needs to be a way to create world that allows change rather than an escape. Simply put, we need money and resources for education, healthcare, and rehabilitation.

Truth 7: The Prison Industrial Complex is a Money-Making Scheme 

“The general population doesn’t know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know.” – Noam Chomsky

Big companies are profit from prison systems. They have a share in a pie that consists of equal parts extortion and soft-slavery. Prisons have not offered rehabilitation and therapy to its prisoners. Hence, criminals often experience a relapse once they get out into society. The deterioration under the present standards is shocking. Even county jails and state-ran prisons make have made money from taxes. This inglorious beast is still being fed by the law.

With the failed war on drugs and the plutocrats who have had the money to create, buy, and preserve the oppressive laws that we have now, they still have the legal rights to extort the poor and the powerless. The prison industrial complex is a well fed beast that’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Then, there are also corrupt lawyers and judges who have become hoodwinked soft slaves in debt. They have functioned under the illusion that they still live in the land of the free. There’s no justice at this point, not for all. Improvements have yet to be made and we’ve still a long way to go.

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