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Consequences of Judicial Activism




In a recent courtroom episode, a magistrate expressed disbelief when a prison guard reported that a convicted juvenile offender had threatened to stab him and spray him with urine. This incident highlights a deeper problem within our judiciary: the presence of activist judges who seem disconnected from the harsh realities faced by those who maintain order in our prisons. Despite not working in a juvenile facility myself, I've encountered similar threats and physical violence, including having been stabbed and targeted for other attempted backstabbing.


Such experiences underscore the necessity of equipping prison guards with body cameras. This technology is not just about protecting guards from the dangerous individuals they supervise; it's also a safeguard against the sometimes questionable ethics and competence of our judicial representatives.


Moreover, the leniency often shown by these activist judges contributes to a troubling disconnect from societal norms. This leniency is not merely a failure of justice but also a catalyst for continued crime, as evidenced by light sentences that do little to deter repeat offenses. The recurrent nature of these crimes should, arguably, place these judges on trial for criminal negligence or even as accessories to the crimes facilitated by their decisions.


Consider the case where a repeat offender, previously bailed out by such a judge, went on to commit murder. The judge who made that decision to bail should arguably face a jury for his role in enabling the crime. The pattern of leniency and disregard for the law not only undermines the concept of justice but also extends undue mercy to the guilty, amounting to cruelty towards the innocent.


This situation calls for a reevaluation of our judiciary to ensure that it upholds the law and protects society, rather than perpetuating a cycle of crime and ineffectiveness that betrays the very people it is supposed to serve. A criminal behind bars doesn't harm the public, but a judge who refuses to jail them is nothing more than an accessory to yet another crime.


 From the author.


 The opinions and statements are those of Sam Wilks and do not necessarily represent whom Sam Consults or contracts to. Sam Wilks is a skilled and experienced Security Consultant with almost 3 decades of expertise in the fields of Real estate, Security, and the hospitality/gaming industry. His knowledge and practical experience have made him a valuable asset to many organizations looking to enhance their security measures and provide a safe and secure environment for their clients and staff.

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