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A Poem by Carola
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Protesting Australia's justice system

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Our current ‘Criminal Justice System’, is justice for the criminals,

Yet heed for victims unjustly wronged, justice seems so pitiful.      


Criminals know they’ve wronged, hiding behind masked anonimity,

Lying in court they say, “Your Honour I was nowhere in the vicinity”


“I was drunk - I’d taken drugs - I can’t remember“ other lies are told, 

Yet their inflicted deed, told to a jury by lawyers, are so undersold !

                                                             

Why give criminal people’s backgrounds such high credence ?

Victims lives are forever changed by criminals’ malfeasance.


A complete reversal is needed, and renamed ‘Victims Justice System’

To be fairer to victims, allowing adjustment for a renewed existence.




by Carola Hume / 18th March 2019

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© 2019 Carola


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unfortunately it has become a game of lawyers tricks ... no longer Justice bound but who can win .. here in America it becomes the Defense's job to raise any slight doubt no matter how fanciful .. did you read the case of the young 16 year old who, high on alcohol, drove into a group of teens and killed four of them ... his defense!!!!???? "Affluenza" or... too rich to tell right from wrong ... and he got off .. outrage expressed explosively across the Nation .. his name is Ethan Couch if you care to read about it .. i feel the angst of your write Carola!
E.


Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

5 Months Ago

agreed, & money get's you off lightly after injuring & killing other people.
Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

yes!!!! so gone wrong eh!? >;[
Carola

5 Months Ago

makes me angry ! 🤬



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I'm not informed enuf to comment on the criminal justice system here, but I just love that you have a well-defined point of view that you express with a powerful sense of yourself. I hate to make such a sexist remark, but here goes . . . sometimes women express their exasperation about various things in life, in terms of how it feels emotionally. But I applaud the strong powerful women (like you) who write an intelligent commentary such as this, & especially becuz you don't forget to express yourself artistically with strong rhyme & rhythm & vivid details to paint your view of things. In short, not just a rant, but a poetic rant! *wink! wink!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 5 Months Ago


Carola

5 Months Ago

hi margie, thanks for your review, they're always an interesting read & viewpoint.
from what .. read more
I don't know what you have to do to get into prison these days, but it sure is difficult.
Good lawyer, good social worker who claims he or she had a bad upbringing.
I'm just glad there's another law out there where you just bypass the criminal system.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dear Carola, much wisdom in what you say. I also think our justice system is broken. There doesn't seem to be any consistency n the sentencing and often someone who has been responsible for wrecking lives, can virtually get away with it. I feel your frustration coming through. Too often you herar oh poor thing he had such a sad background. Well I'm sorry if you did it no matter what your background is then you pay for your mistakes a d learn by them. All good wishes for airing something I also feel concerned about.

Chris

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I agree Carola. My friend daughter was murdered in her front yard. A three month trial. My poor friend had to suffer. Reliving the lost of her daughter. Something wrong with the system.
Coyote


Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

5 Months Ago

how awful for your friend, my commiserations, coyote.
Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Carola.
The justice system is very broken, as is the United kingdom, and it is only going to get worse under Boris the clown Johnson. This country has truly gone to the dogs as has its laws.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

5 Months Ago

thank you for stopping by to read & comment on my poem..
yes it's very annoying when criminal.. read more
' ... justice seems so pitiful. '

Superb wording, fine meter, opinion put with subtle but strong emotions - all in all a fine and justifiable put down on law in this day and age. If a felon has sufficient funds or is provided by some foul deed to have them, justice becomes malleable by way of 'get-out of that' plausibility. In other words to sin is not the sinner's fault, whilst victims live with mental as well as frequent scars. This is a post that expresses awareness that should be clearly called from roof.tops.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

5 Months Ago

thanks for reading & commenting emmajoy.
from all the comments her it seems that justice fo.. read more
Justice isn't blind and most often it sees green and not the kind in the fields but the one that buys there meals! The form frame of this writing is very conducive to the lines meanings and the rhyme scheme is lovely I love a person with the guts to rhyme anonymity:) and a very interesting cadence in them as well. an enjoyable write here

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

5 Months Ago

thanks for reading & commenting..... our legal system is a farce. judges & magistrates should not h.. read more
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

5 Months Ago

well you can only imagine what its like in the states right now with Trump in office :(
Carola

5 Months Ago

actually i'm a trump fan. so he often has problems with foot in mouth, but so what ? he's achievin.. read more
unfortunately it has become a game of lawyers tricks ... no longer Justice bound but who can win .. here in America it becomes the Defense's job to raise any slight doubt no matter how fanciful .. did you read the case of the young 16 year old who, high on alcohol, drove into a group of teens and killed four of them ... his defense!!!!???? "Affluenza" or... too rich to tell right from wrong ... and he got off .. outrage expressed explosively across the Nation .. his name is Ethan Couch if you care to read about it .. i feel the angst of your write Carola!
E.


Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

5 Months Ago

agreed, & money get's you off lightly after injuring & killing other people.
Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

yes!!!! so gone wrong eh!? >;[
Carola

5 Months Ago

makes me angry ! 🤬

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