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How Trump is being treated isn't fair (Original Post) RAB910 Jun 2023 OP
It's not just unfairness. It undermines the seriousness of what he is charged with. meadowlander Jun 2023 #1
Exactly! paleotn Jun 2023 #7
agree debm55 Jun 2023 #24
Kickin' Faux pas Jun 2023 #2
Kalief Browder, never even charged...three years in Rikers Bettie Jun 2023 #3
Sadly we have people here still pretending like the Justice system isn't two tiered Marius25 Jun 2023 #5
It's been multi tiered since the founding of the Republic. paleotn Jun 2023 #9
Well put. KentuckyWoman Jun 2023 #13
Bingo! LittleGirl Jun 2023 #41
Name them ExWhoDoesntCare Jun 2023 #28
Past time to shut down Rikers lonely bird Jun 2023 #22
Truth GoodRaisin Jun 2023 #4
Yes, especially now with the privatization of the penal system Cheezoholic Jun 2023 #8
That's also why rehabilitation is Bettie Jun 2023 #26
THIS! THIS! THIS! OMGWTF Jun 2023 #40
It is not about skin color treestar Jun 2023 #6
do you think obama would have gotten all the special trump has gotten? nt orleans Jun 2023 #14
No, but then that's two presidents treestar Jun 2023 #34
Good one Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2023 #10
I've been saying all along that he would not be treated like any other person charged with the same lees1975 Jun 2023 #11
Amen, they should have arrested him last Friday Emile Jun 2023 #12
It's not just dark, poor or minority. He is being treated different than virtually anyone. bullimiami Jun 2023 #15
+1 treestar Jun 2023 #35
This message was self-deleted by its author ShazzieB Sep 2023 #44
I hope and pray JanLip Jun 2023 #16
People are not stage left Jun 2023 #17
Exactly! BigOleDummy Jun 2023 #18
Well, then I'm a Debbie Downer. I agree with everything you posted. Isn't he attending a party debm55 Jun 2023 #27
Very well expressed and so very true. Septua Jun 2023 #19
Absolutely Brian! SouthernDem4ever Jun 2023 #20
Nailed it. republianmushroom Jun 2023 #21
Even the cult leader in Kenya is being detained until the investigation is over; hope Backseat Driver Jun 2023 #30
Absolutely 100% correct Orrex Jun 2023 #23
K n R ! Thanks for posting!... JoeOtterbein Jun 2023 #25
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Jun 2023 #29
Original link Pluvious Jun 2023 #31
K&R Solly Mack Jun 2023 #32
K&R, uponit7771 Jun 2023 #33
👍🏼...K&R...👍🏼 spanone Jun 2023 #36
K and fucking R Blue Owl Jun 2023 #37
Stroke out already, you F'n, murdering, orange, RAPIST, TRAITOR**. niyad Jun 2023 #38
yes! llashram Jun 2023 #39
It's completely insane that right wing media is giving him a "get out of jail free" card. Initech Jun 2023 #42
Flattering Drawing of Trump during trial. Pokeemahn Jun 2023 #43
 

Marius25

(3,213 posts)
5. Sadly we have people here still pretending like the Justice system isn't two tiered
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 07:25 PM
Jun 2023

One for the rich and famous, one for everybody else.

It's a proven fact that the DoJ is treating Trump with kid gloves and has been for years.

paleotn

(18,416 posts)
9. It's been multi tiered since the founding of the Republic.
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 07:38 PM
Jun 2023

We aspire to better, but unfortunately end up with "human." That's annoyed the hell out of me since Tricky Dick.

LittleGirl

(8,299 posts)
41. Bingo!
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 04:38 PM
Jun 2023

I was so mad Nixon got pardoned, I didn’t vote after 1980. Until, Obama came on the scene. 911 really woke me up and after that, I had to STUDY to understand the political system and what had happened. Reagan raised my waitress taxes and I thought I knew they were all crooks. The 90s was a blur.

Now, DU is my homepage.

GoodRaisin

(9,097 posts)
4. Truth
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 07:23 PM
Jun 2023

If you don’t have tens of thousands to defend yourself the system sucks you right in. Innocent people too.

Cheezoholic

(2,206 posts)
8. Yes, especially now with the privatization of the penal system
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 07:37 PM
Jun 2023

criminal punishment is now a commodity, a multi billion dollar industry. And like any industry the commodity that drives profits, in this case "criminals" will be nurtured, protected and obtained in the largest quantities at the cheapest prices possible and recycled when possible because those commodities are pre-processed and represent recursive income. Thats why we imprison more people per capita than any other country. $$$$$$

Its fucking disgusting

Bettie

(16,464 posts)
26. That's also why rehabilitation is
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 08:50 PM
Jun 2023

not really a thing...they need repeat offenders to feed their business plan.

OMGWTF

(4,177 posts)
40. THIS! THIS! THIS!
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 02:30 PM
Jun 2023

Remember the "Papers Please" law in Arizona that Governor Jan "Cruella" Brewer instituted? It was just a way to round up more 'customers' for her campaign manager who was tied to Corrections Corporation of America, the largest private prison company in the country.

Fking disgusting indeed! These mofos belong in one of their Grey Bar Hotels.

treestar

(82,383 posts)
6. It is not about skin color
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 07:25 PM
Jun 2023

it's his particular privilege. Whether white defendants have it easier, when they are average, than POC is another question. TFG is getting preferential treatment beyond ordinary white defendants.

It's because he was POTUS.

treestar

(82,383 posts)
34. No, but then that's two presidents
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 09:55 AM
Jun 2023

it wouldn't have been the same for Obama as for any regular defendant. The secret service protection issue alone would make him in a better position than the average white defendant. Obama would never do any such thing, though. You'd have to picture a potential corrupt black President.

lees1975

(4,277 posts)
11. I've been saying all along that he would not be treated like any other person charged with the same
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 07:48 PM
Jun 2023

crimes.

And he's being given privileges the rule of law would give to no one else.

So the jury is still out, so to speak, on whether no one is above the law, or whether some people are, and one of those is Donald Trump.

bullimiami

(13,274 posts)
15. It's not just dark, poor or minority. He is being treated different than virtually anyone.
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 08:03 PM
Jun 2023

He has gotten the platinum spoon treatment his whole life in everything.

treestar

(82,383 posts)
35. +1
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 09:57 AM
Jun 2023

He expects it, too, which may make it more difficult to enforce. Many people would have some sense of shame. Even Nixon had enough to resign. Even Nixon didn't take classified documents, and even Nixon would have returned them is taken by accident.

Response to treestar (Reply #35)

JanLip

(851 posts)
16. I hope and pray
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 08:07 PM
Jun 2023

That Mr. Brian Hopkins gets elected. He posted a truthful and honest tweet. It’s true the difference for the rich and the poor are apparent. It’s just not fair how differently people are treated. I grew up poor in the south and have seen it up close. We always say it’s who you know and who you blow. If you have a lot of money and are well known you get special treatment. The rest of us can just rot in jail. I read a post today that said our justice system is just as bad as our health care system. Nothing could be more true.

Jan. Georgia please elect Mr Hopkins Y’all can get rid of large Marge too while you’re at it.

BigOleDummy

(2,274 posts)
18. Exactly!
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 08:28 PM
Jun 2023

I've been debating with myself posting a opinion here saying essentially the same thing. Too afraid of being called a Dick Downer I guess. The amount of deference shown this orange piece of shit is infuriating to me. No bail. Essentially no restrictions. Walked out a free man with charges like he has?!? Its INSANE! Its not fair. Yes, I'm overjoyed he was arrested and charged. But damn!!!!! He didn't even have to give up his passport!

Its double standards like this that WILL cause a revolution eventually.

debm55

(27,029 posts)
27. Well, then I'm a Debbie Downer. I agree with everything you posted. Isn't he attending a party
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 08:52 PM
Jun 2023

Last edited Tue Jun 13, 2023, 11:13 PM - Edit history (1)

tonight? How many of us could say the same thing ? Federal crimes-no bail, no passport taken, no mug shots, etc.

SouthernDem4ever

(6,618 posts)
20. Absolutely Brian!
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 08:30 PM
Jun 2023

Dump's treasonous behavior is the worst crime you can commit against our country and doesn't deserve any preferential treatment. In the old days, he would be marched to the guillotine.

republianmushroom

(15,326 posts)
21. Nailed it.
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 08:30 PM
Jun 2023

I like this posting.
This is our 2-tier justice system in action as seen today.
28 months and counting

Backseat Driver

(4,483 posts)
30. Even the cult leader in Kenya is being detained until the investigation is over; hope
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 09:29 PM
Jun 2023

the investigation lasts months, then he better be convicted of high-level murderous lawlessness, mind-controlled domestic terrorism that caused many suicides by starving (perhaps by other methods?) and also, what happened to the missing children??? Are Kenyans guilty until proven innocent, hence his detention. With a name like pastor Paul MacKenzie is he even Kenyan??? Not even close to what TFG has done to this nation's national security or what SCOTUS has done to its own integrity by not following the ROL processes for the rest of public servants, or the misogny shown the women of this country - All appalling beyond words...JUST APPALLING the deference he's still being shown that so enhanced his sociopathy and criminality all his life!

Orrex

(63,558 posts)
23. Absolutely 100% correct
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 08:37 PM
Jun 2023

He should have been jailed when he stole from his charity, instead the light, scarcely binding admonition that he received.

He should have been frogmarched in shackles, shoved into the back of a squad car and thrown in jail pending trial.

Worse is done to petty criminals nationwide every hour of every day, and I'd venture that none of them sold nuclear secrets to foreign powers.

Initech

(100,578 posts)
42. It's completely insane that right wing media is giving him a "get out of jail free" card.
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 04:48 PM
Jun 2023

I mean shit, these are the most patriotic people who've ever patrioted, and an act of espionage committed by a former president has been committed that borders on treason, and they're doing everything they can to obstruct real justice from being committed. It's completely criminal.

Pokeemahn

(9 posts)
43. Flattering Drawing of Trump during trial.
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 06:16 PM
Jun 2023

Has anyone noticed the courtroom drawing of Trump by Wm Hennessy?
Is it me or does it make him look like a 20 yo movie star with perfect hair and trim. I was flabbergasted. No wrinkles? Talk about bias and being treated differently

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