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Wealth and opportunity as a get out of jail free card.

Posted in Legal, Misanthropy, People with tags , , , , , , on May 21, 2017 by MISANTHROPIST


As I get older I notice there’s a great disparity in British society, it’s always been quite evident. It doesn’t even annoy me it’s just something that is a part of life not just here but everywhere. Then there are some instances that are almost a smack in the face to you. 

I remember during the riots in London that young man who stole a bag of rice from a Tesco by walking in the door. He committed a crime though I hardly believe a bag of rice is something the courts should involve themselves in. I’m quite sure he served time where a fine would be appropriate. Now the judges daughter who stole a large amount from a sports store did no time whatsoever. The amount would warrant the courts involvement. Also the damage to the building.

Then I read about this student from a wealthy family who has a history of drug abuse, and a history of violence. She has aspirations of becoming a heart surgeon. So stabbing someone is okay. Apparently it would detrimental for her to go to prison. You know what I’d be called in that situation, a dangerous and violent drug addict.

To clear the record I have nothing against wealthy people. I’ve loved one and her intelligence and poise was refreshing. She also maintained a down to earth attitude despite being slightly odd. I’ve seen how you live and I’m sure either yourself of someone in your family earned it. What I am against however is when your wealth and the opportunity provided to you allows you to escape punishment.

The reality that these people live in is far removed from our own, there is a desparity in their treatment by the law which is supposed to be blind. I agree leniency is appropriate in some cases but not when you’ve stabbed someone in the leg. No amount of wealth should allow you to escape an offence such as this.

What message does that send? 

-Misanthropist