Marcus Tullius Cicero's The More Laws, The Less Justice

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Marcus Tullius Cicero states “The More Laws, The Less Justice.” which applies to America because of our strict laws people 's rights are being taken away. Criminal justice system is the system of law enforcement that is directly involved in apprehending, prosecuting, defending, sentencing, and punishing those who are suspected or convicted of criminal offenses. Mass incarceration in the U.S has been a big conflict for families and communities because we are incarcerating households for a long period of time. These families are being interrupted financially. As a country, we have to re-examine if our criminal justice system is within ethical boundaries despite the fact that we continue to have high incarceration rates, feed into a cycle of poverty …show more content…
It has become a routine for African American men and their families to go to jail and leave their families to struggle. Even after they are ex prisoners society still makes it hard to get out of poverty. Because of this it makes it really hard for african american household members to be stable financially. The article “Prison and the Poverty Trap” by John Tierney says “Before the era of mass incarceration, there was already evidence linking problems in poor neighborhoods to the high number of single parent household” “Among African Americans who have grown up during the era of incarceration, one in four has had a parent locked up at some point during childhood”.This supports my claim because it shows that people with low incomes are affected by a family members that are coming in and out of jail. Having a household member incarcerated can cause family members to be disrupted in the living conditions they should have. For example, in the case of Carl Haris he was convicted with 20 years of jail leaving his family in bad living conditions. His family even ended up sleeping in a car for 1 month. This family was 1 in so many families who has been through a lot because of the long incarcerating system. ¨Even though the district of columbia had made special efforts to find jobs for ex prisoners and to destigmatize their records… many have a hard time finding any kind of job. Even after …show more content…
The police is stopping hundreds of thousands of people just because they’re color looks suspicious to them. The stop and frisks has caused many issues to society such as racial profiling, illegal stops and privacy rights. ‘When you’re young and you’re black no matter how you look you fit the description” “88% of those stopped in 2011 were not arrested and ticketed.. 87% of those stopped were black or latino” .Nearly 9 out of 10 stop and frisked have been completely innocent. The black and latino communities continue to be the most suspicious targets. These innocent people are being harassed and put into jail just because of their race. After they have nothing against these targets they are let go. Peoples rights are being taken away by police officers who take advantage of the authority. Since they could stop about anybody who looks suspicious to them. This evidence supports my claim because minority of people of color feel like victims of police by having them arrested by their

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