"Justice" in America
About 20 years ago I appeared as a character witness at a detention hearing for the drummer of a band I managed. Jim got caught up in a pretty big cocaine bust, though he played a very minor role in the operation. The judge denied him bail, and he sat in jail until he was ultimately convicted. He ended up doing 10 years in a federal pen. Jim screwed up pretty badly, but he paid an unjustly high price for his mistake.
Fast forward to Bernie Madoff (made-off), scam-artist extraordinaire. Madoff bilked a lot of banks and individuals out of an estimated $50 BILLION. While he awaits trial he has to endure the inconvenience of wearing an electronic ankle bracelet and being under "house arrest." Fortunately for Bernie, he can choose between his oceanfront estate in Montauk, Long Island or his luxury Manhattan apartment for this pre-trial "incarceration"...
Just a reminder that we have a two-tier system of justice: us and them. Your financial status determines which one you get to be.
You can never step into the same river; for new waters are always flowing on to you. - Heraclitus of Ephesus