Justice Is The Law Or Laws Broken Essay

1117 Words Nov 19th, 2015 5 Pages
Justice, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is the administration of law; especially: the establishment or determination of rights according to the rules of law or equity. In simpler terms, it is the process of using laws to fairly judge and punish crimes and criminals. So when I hear the words “justice is served” I imagine that the guilty are convicted of their crime and given a punishment and the innocent are given freedom.
In our country, Lady Justice is a relatively well-known figure. Lady Justice is perceived as a women, who holds the scales of justice and an unsheathed sword and is sometimes depicted as wearing a blindfold. The blindfold that she wears is a symbol that Justice is blind. If Justice is truly blind, which I do not think it is, ethnicity and gender would not make a difference. In the court of law, the jurors are supposed to look at just the facts and evidence presented by both sides of the case and make a decision using the law or laws broken. In an ideal world, justice is served fairly; the guilty would be punished and the innocent would be freed. This is not a perfect world though, so although justice can be properly implemented, the system in which justice is served is corrupt.
An example of the corrupt system and Justice not being blind would be the State of Florida v George Zimmerman. On February 26, 2012, during the night, George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin who was unarmed. The 17 year-old African American, high school…

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