Certain matters have reminded me of a thread that I have always wanted to start. How fair really IS our judicial system- ya ya-i know it's the best there is but I don't see that as an excuse to not try and improve it or much less even discuss it. At the moment I can think of 5 forms of punishment used by America being death, imprisonment, fines,withholding of priviledges and community service. Are they doled out fairly or does ones' financial status, race, gender or social attitudes "grease the skids" for those "more fortunate" in one manner or the other? How big of a role does a judges personal life come into play in handing down sentences? Do they act in a manner that is politically favorable to them? Are we really judges by a jury of our peers or do we just get the ones who are willing, able and acceptable to psychologist advised attorneys. If one cannot afford an attorney, what kind of defense does he get? As good as OJ gets ? pick one if you're seriously interested.