Cruel and unusual punishment in this country how do we define this? Is it cruel to put people in prison because they dont have the money to pay for a decent lawyer, instead of a public defender who basically couldnt care less if someone goes to prison for life?
Money talks in the U.S.A. I love my country, but I am ashamed at what we have become. We are a nation driven by greed and image, without a care for those who dont drive a Hummer or have Armani suits to wear. It amazes me that how we look defines our worth. I cannot count the number of times I have been followed by the police just for the fact that my car isnt brand new and I dont have the right look. Im white, but I can tell you what its like to be profiled for the simple fact that Im poor. I have not had a drivers license for three years.
Why? I paid the traffic fines, $900 worth. But because I missed a payment another $1,200 has been tacked on. If this isnt cruel or unusual, I dont know what is.