To lead into today's post topic, we'd like our Dublin readers to first consider this scenario: a driver has just been pulled over by a California police officer who suspects the driver is under the influence of alcohol. The officer asks the driver to submit to a breath test but the driver refuses.
Providing people with equal opportunity is something we believe in strongly here in the United States, which is why we have passed state and federal laws that protect a person's right to fair treatment by the law. On occasion though, actions are taken that violate these rights. And as our more frequent readers know, it's these violations that can lead to civil lawsuits.
In the United States, we consider justice to be blind. We believe that if you do something that is against the law, you should be punished for it regardless of who you are or your ethnicity. It's this belief that gives people trust in the criminal justice system and makes them believe that justice will be fair every time.