Why is it that sometimes those who do bad walk away without punishment?

United States
April 22, 2010 7:28am CST
Why do you think that some people who are obvioulsy evil and corrupt, can get away with anything..Take for example, why was it that Al Capone who was a notorious mobster that was responsible for countless murders escaped a trial by jury . ..had the D.A. drop charges on him ? Of course he was later taken in for tax evasion. . Why though did no one want to prosecute him. Why is it people with money who do evil always walk away?
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@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
Well, reality really is reality. People who have money can afford good lawyers however how high their service fees are. And justice in the court is really not balanced according to how the case is seen by the public but how the lawyers defend their clients. Well, reality sucks. They have money so they can afford high-caliber lawyers that even the government cannot afford. Reality sucks ain't it?
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• United States
23 Apr 10
Yes.. such is reality on this earth of ours but there is still a higher tribunal then the supreme court here in the USA and the highest court in any nation ..and that is the judgement seat of God ...where no amount of money will change the truth to something else.. The charged will stand there and there will be no need for evidence as it will all display in public view in full color and without editing.. No lawyers .. no money .. and only one judge.. That is my consolation..there is yet one last stand we will all have to take.. You can full some of the people some of the time but not all the people all the time and you can fool God none of the time..
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
Yeah, Thanks still that there is God above us all that punishes in His own ways that no man can reverse or defend from.
@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
22 Apr 10
Hi littlefranciscan! I personally think that people get away with something temporarily but eventually things catch up with them. Like a person that jumps of a tall building, temporarily it seems that nothing bad is happening, they might even enjoy the fall, but before too long the consequences happen. I find the following Psalm puts things in the right perspective. Psalm 37:1-11 (New International Version) 1 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. 7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. 8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. 9 For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land. 10 [b]A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.[/b] 11 [b]But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.[/b]
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• United States
23 Apr 10
Thank you very much for this verse from Scripture. I like is so much and yes.. God is in control of every situation ..even those where some people try to keep Him out.
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
one word: GREED. human as we are... people just give in to whats EASY. ..now that's the saddest truth.
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• United States
23 Apr 10
You got that right..greed ..
@npadecio (161)
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
Hi littlefranciscan. That's the power of money, it can buy almost ANYTHING and ANYONE. You can always afford things and people that leads that bad person to escape innocently. Oftentimes, no one attempts to try and take these guys down because their also afraid, these guys have lots of money. Bad guys can hire assassins to kill people who have been trying to stop their plans. Who says life is fair? It's not as long as there are people who abuses and manipulates the laws and bribes people with money.
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• United States
23 Apr 10
I use to not believe it when people said that money can buy a guilty man's freedom; but, not any more. I came across the story of Al Capone and said "wow, if he walked away scott free. should I be surpised that those with lesser crimes and money do the same?"
@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
Well indeed they could walk away with their their sins in this world but surely when it is their time to face God they have to face the stiffest punishment they will ever know.. They could have laugh here but surely in hell they could not.
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• United States
23 Apr 10
Sin always appears much more beautiful then reality for some..since since is fabricated by the devil who is the father of lies and master of deceit.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
22 Apr 10
Well, we do not live in a perfect world. After all, there are perfectly good people who suffer every day and have misfortune. Then there are those who are have a bit of a shady side to them at best, that walk way happily, without any care in the world. I think it really depends on the money. If the right people get slipped enough green, then anything can be proven. Is it right? Of course not but that is the way that it is. People who have money will be able to build a better defense team that will allow them to walk away with little to no punishment fitting the crime. In a perfect world this will not happen, but then again, this world is far from person. A normal person off of the street would be locked away, while someone who has the money will be able to get away. I think it all boils down to the fact that life is not fair.
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• United States
23 Apr 10
I have lived such a sheltered life for so long that I never thought such things happened..and when I saw it first hand I was broken hearted. How can a system that is suppose to help the victim leave the victim empty handed and without hope.. It says alot.. "and justice for all" is only applicable to those who can afford it.
• India
22 Apr 10
One less fact about Al Capone is that he had contracted syphilis as a young man. By the time he was incarcerated at Alcatraz, it reached its third stage,neurosyphilis, leaving him confused and disoriented. He did not get away. God's law finally caught up with him. God's ways are different to ways of men.
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• United States
23 Apr 10
I didn't know that fact about Al Capone. I do know that the District Attorney: THe prosecutor dropped all charges against him..despite it being publicly known all the murders he was responsible for. .Yet in the end ..good ole Uncle Sam hog tied him for tax evasion.. imagine that..he killed and murdered and the Prosecutor dropped the charges..why was that? Do you know?
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
22 Apr 10
It seems that people with money can buy earthly justice and can buy freedom from jail. I do believe that money can buy you peace and happiness. The story of Al Capone and other rich people who seem to manage to avoid justice makes me angry. It seems that things have been like this in ancient times as well.
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• United States
23 Apr 10
Yes..even Barrabas the criminal was released in order to condemn the innocent Jesus. For 30 pieces of silver Jesus' very own follower sold him out . and what for only to know for all eternity he handed over the Son of God to evil men. I feel so bad for Judas..he may have thought Jesus would walk away from this as Jesus had walked through many other trying times.. But that didn't happen.. Money does talk on this earth but there will be no place for it after we die and then the rich and the lowly will stand side by side before an all knowing and all wise God.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
23 Apr 10
Well yes thats true, but they are punished by god and nature, unless they realise their mistakes. No one can escape from the court of god. And they will be paid for their acts.