When a rich, white man is found to be illegally buying huge quantities of prescription pain killers, he walks free and can continue his career making millions of dollars.
When a poor single mother sells a small quantity of the same drug to pay for other medication she needs, she goes to jail for three years.
The dichotomy between the treatment of Rush Limbaugh and Levi Johnston’s mother, Sherry Johnston is appalling, and a sign of how corrupt the criminal justice system is. When you can literally buy your freedom, what is the point of having a legal system? Why not just check the felons bank account and determine whether they are guilty or not without wasting everyone’s time in court?
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.