There is the justice system specifically designed for the rich and famous.
Then there is the system for the rest of us, it is designed to intimidate, bully, and in particular deny justice for victims.
While both systems are dysfunctional, each serves the purpose of ignoring the laws.
I have seen the law get twisted like a pretzel to enforce all kinds of abuses by the legal, law enforcement, justice, and Court systems.
In a supposed free, democratic, nation, everyone is equal under the law, but instead,
in reality, the legal system gives certain people, very special easy treatment.
In America we are supposed to live under a fair and just system of law, and by any
reasonable count the Hasert case is an absolute mockery of the illusion of justice.
In 1996, Timothy Jackson was sentenced to life in prison for shoplifting a $159 jacket.
In 1995, Ramona Brant was sentenced to life in prison for “conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine.” She was granted clemency in 2015 and released earlier this year.
In 1997, Alice Marie Johnson was sentenced to life in prison for “Attempted Possession” of cocaine.
Scott Cross is pictured as a senior in a 1980 Yorkville High School year book
Scott Cross, previously identified in court papers only as Individual D, went public with his account of how Hastert had sexually molested him in an otherwise empty locker room one afternoon in fall 1979 when he was a 17-year-old senior.
After apologizing to his family, supporters, constituents and the government, Hastert wrapped up his remarks by thanking Durkin for listening.
But the judge didn't let him off the hook. As Hastert gathered his papers and moved to take a seat, Durkin said he had a few questions of his own.
Hastert begged for leniency before he was sentenced for covering up decades of sexual abuse, but he urged harsh punishment for other offenders like himself more than a decade ago, when he was still a lawmaker.
The longtime Republican lawmaker supported the Child Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Act of 2000 and called for stiffer, life in prison penalties for sex offenders before his own pattern of abuse was revealed, reported the Chicago Tribune.Hastert said in 2003, “It is important to stop child predators before they strike, to put repeat child molesters into jail for the rest of their lives and to help law enforcement with the tools they need to get the job done,”.
Hastert’s stunning hypocrisy for achieving success while his victims struggled, continue to struggle, with the effects of his abuse is no surprise.
His special legal treatment because he used to be important, is painfully symbolic of the disgraceful systemic cesspool of our Court System and the Laws that are manipulated for those, by the arrogance of the legal system who deem themselves more worthy than the rest of us.
We have sunk so low, that justice is not even dispensed to cowardly animals such as
Dennis Hastert who preyed on young defenseless teenagers, as he at the same time hid behind political power and manipulated the law.
I'd rather hear that Hastert got gang-raped in a for-profit prison.
That would tie it all together for me as Justice served.