Mondaysare typically busy days in many industrialized zones. It was just inthe twilight after a wearisome working day that an acquaintance ofmine boarded a public service vehicle (PSV) to his household, fourkilometers away from his working place. However, after one kilometerfoldaway they encountered a traffic jam. This made their journeyboring, to be a little engaged he opted to read a magazine entitled,“The Parents.” Unfortunately, a Prado hit their vehicle frombehind as it tried to overtake them. The Prado driver immediatelyalighted from his vehicle. Similarly, the PSV motorist alighted. Itwas unbelievable that the man slapped the PSV’S driver blaming himof careless driving. When the police were called to oversee theaccident, they arrived at the scene immediately, saluted the man, andthen arrested PSV driver without establishing the cause of theaccident. Regrettably it was with great sorrow to learn that the manwas a Retired Inspector General of police.
Oncethis experience is referred, tears run out of my friend’s eyes. Hehad a clear picture of how PSV driver was mistreated through thejudgment in the court of law using manipulated evidence (Reichel,2002). The driver was accused of beating the Prado driver and hittinghis vehicle. He was jailed for three months. This was unfair justiceand oppressive indeed to that driver. It is because of his financialinstability compared to Retired Inspector General that he receivedunfair justice. Then Prado driver social class played a significantrole in ensuring the reality was buried then false allegation andconfirmation was propelled to the PSV chauffeur (Reichel, 2002). Fromthe case, it is explicable that the PSV chauffeur was mistreatedbecause of his low social class. This is because Prado driver causedall the commotion by slapping the PSV motorist and hitting hisautomobile.
Criminalindustrial complex mistreats the poor at the expense of the rich.Standing class plays a significant role in determining whether one toget fair or unjust treatment in criminal justice system (Reichel,2002). Criminal Investigators are bribed by the rich to manipulateevidence then the case is ruled against the poor in the court of law.Furthermore, to make matters worse, some wealthy criminals take anextra mile and corrupt the judge.
Reichel,P. L. (2002). Comparativecriminal justice systems: A topical approach.Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.