The Crimes Of Justice In Just Mercy, By Bryan Stevenson

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In America today, we face several problems with our judicial system. Our judicial system sometimes is not fair to people when it comes to their acts and crimes they have committed. For example, a person could murder someone and have less time in prison than someone who were trafficking drugs. This is not fair at all. The court systems today need to look at where people are coming from. Sometimes, there are reasons behind people on why they committed the crime they did. They need to take in factors such as mental disabilities, ways they were treated as a child, and age. In the book, Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson, there are several cases where people were wrongly accused. The United States Judicial System has many flaws in regards to imprisonment …show more content…
People get put in prison for years, until someone finally realizes that they did not have anything to do with the crime. After all the time they were in there, they have wasted their life and this is wrong. If you do not have factually proof and information saying this was the person who committed the crime, then they should not go to prison. In the book, Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson, a man by the name of Walter McMillian was convicted and sentenced to life in prison because he murdered a young, white woman. There were three witnesses who testified for Walter's case, which were all black, and told them Walter did not commit the crime. He was at a local church at a fish fry when the crime happened. The jury overlooked the witnesses and sentenced McMillian to life in prison. After all, Walter never committed this crime and spent almost six years on death row. The judicial system wants money and that is all they care about. They could care less about the people of the United States. In Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson, there were two lawyers who appointed a case on a car accident. They were representing the man involved in the accident and all they cared about was getting their money: "The two lawyers who were appointed to represent him at his capital trial were primarily concerned that only one of them would be paid the $1,000 for out-of-court time that Alabama provided lawyers appointed in capital cases." (Stevenson, 190) Our judicial system needs to find a way in order to decrease the amount falsely accused

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