Treasure Island

Christina Sunrise


IS JUSTICE FOR SALE?


When we get arrested we have to immediately
pay to get out…
We have to pay a lawyer to win without a doubt.
We are “guilty” until proven innocent
no matter what they say—
We have pay with money or we won’t see the light of day.
The defense attorney has to prove your innocence—
while the prosecuting attorney is on the other side of the fence.
Making money for the state by probation, or fines
this is happening all the time.
WE have to think up a better way
for the way the system of Justice is run on this present day.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 05, 2013

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Written by Christina Sunrise on May 29,2013

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  • Ramesh Rai (8/4/2013 7:23:00 AM)

    around 75 i wrote a poem in hindi
    translation of one stanza is
    something sold in the name of justice some thing sold in the name of relief.people leading the real life are sold in the name of inquilaab(agitation) .yours is also good write (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (8/4/2013 7:21:00 AM)

    around 75 i wrote a poem in hindi
    translation of one stanza is
    something sold in the name of justice some thing sold in the name of relief.people leading the real life are sold in the name of inquilaab(agitation) .yours is also good write (Report) Reply

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