United States Corrupt Legal System Analysis

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In 1996 Robert downey Jr. was caught was arrested while “driving naked in his Porsche on Sunset Boulevard, and found not only to be without clothes, but in possession of cocaine, heroin and a .357 Magnum.” (Sturniolo, 2014) Instead of going to jail for five plus years like any ordinary citizen, “his sentence had been suspended and he was placed on probation.” (Sturniolo, 2014) This was all because he was in the middle of a filming a movie. Do you believe that someone that is an allegedly a drug addict can just be put on probation because they 're famous. But ordinary citizen are convicted and not given probation till after their sentence. As you can see there are issue with our legal system. But the only way to fix this issue is to solve our …show more content…
This is an example of the United States Corrupt legal system. This issue of bribery and favoritism is causing. Celebrities, athletes and the rich get away. Such as Robert Ritchie a famous musician was stopped “by a Vanderbilt police officer in Nashville, Tennessee in February 2005, the officer chose not to perform a sobriety test and instead issued a warning. He also got Kid Rock’s autograph.” (Clarke, 2010) This is an example of favoritism in our legal system. As you can see the officer pull Kid Rock over for reckless driving because he was under the influence, but instead of testing him he ask for his autograph. Does this seem like a fair legal system? What if this person while under the influence hit you child, but a cop had pulled him over earlier but he had not tested this celebrite for high alcohol levels. All because he is a famous musician. Now that your loved ones are injured. Do you think that our legal system is …show more content…
As stated earlier the rich and famous receive special treatment in the legal system even without the help of the media. But imagine what they get with the media’s help. According to Sara Sun Beale’s article “The News Media 's Influence on Criminal Justice Policy: How Market-Driven News Promotes Punitiveness” She states that the “Media is extremely powerful, and that it can inject particular points of view into its audience.” (Beale, 2006) she further goes on to say that “researchers discovered that local news consumption has a statistically significant relationship to fear for individuals who live in high-crime areas, for viewers with recent victim experience, and for those who view local news as realistically portraying crime.” (Beale, 2006) As you can see media has been having a drastic effect on people 's view of a

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