The American fancy with the hypocrisy and barbarism continues. The world’s view that it is the most humane country has many contradictions.
One that that comes to mind is in the case of death by lethal injections. The obstinate ness and harshness of the US courts are evident from the supreme court judgment.
“We … agree that petitioners have not carried their burden of showing that the risk of pain from maladministration of a concededly humane lethal injection protocol,
and the failure to adopt untried and untested alternatives, constitute cruel and unusual punishment,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in an opinion that garnered only three votes. And further goes on saying “a condemned prisoner cannot successfully challenge a state’s method of execution merely by showing a slightly or marginally safer alternative.” Doesn’t a convict have rights, isn’t this a violation of human rights by the highest court?
Why people of such a progressive country do not raise their voice against such inhuman acts by their own judiciary. Any issues related to the human suffering should be handled with utmost care, though it is in regard to condemned prisoners. Can’t judge order for an inquiry in to a more humane lethal injections. There may be many easy and painless alternatives are available, medicines, which can bring instant death. But who cares, people are interested in the macabre, a 3 stage hi-fi drama.
And this is not the only issue, more such foolish laws can be found for matrimonial disputes. Domestic violence law is heavily biased against men, just by the statement of the wife (though false) a man can be arrested by the police with out investigation. And there are instances where a husband is jailed because he lost the job and failed pay the child’s support. Are these not state sponsored crimes against men. Who are proposing such laws? Are judges going out of the laws and giving such absurd judgments. It is both. Laws are poorly drafted; any one can infer anything like a Nostradomus prophecy. And of course judges use this opportunity to satisfy their ego, bias or to improve their standing in the society (women’s groups who frequently call them as chief guest for their meetings). Any crime is a crime, intentionally wrong/harsh judgment is also crime which needs to be punished.
How many of us think injustice done to a man is also injustice. And those who think, how many can say this in public. How many of those who agree and dare will take out time for this. In fact most people are not bothered about the truth, they just support woman. Every one wants to be a social reformer-a great soul who supports only mothers, sisters and women.
Any right thinking person will not differentiate between a man and a woman for justice, but courts do. Surprising!!! And they also call this justice.