I wanted to follow up on YinYang’s previous post about racial privilege by providing an example of another form of privilege in the US justice system – class privilege. I posted this story (reported through a different source) under the comments section in his post. But since more details have surfaced, I wanted to highlight this story in its own post because it reinforces YinYang’s point in another way. Unlike the bicycle incident, this is not some media experiment, this actually happened in REAL LIFE under a judicial system that promises “liberty and justice for all”.
Remember all that talk in the US media about judicial injustice in China? I wonder how the Chinese public would react to the type of “justice” meted out in this US court:
Here is the gist of the story: A Texas teenager stole some beer then crashed his truck while drinking and driving. He killed four pedestrians, and crippled two of his passengers for life. The judge gave him a slap on the wrist (10 years probation); he accepted the defense attorney’s argument that “because this is a affluent kid, he has always been allowed to get away with things, and therefore do not know the difference between right and wrong.”
How would people in China react to this kind of non-sense?