I am starting this thread on the premise that a lot of people agree with Mr Bumble's statement in Oliver Twist that "the law is a ass." Our justice systems (and they vary from state to state) are so loaded down with with anomalies and stupidities and something called "due process" that it matters little whether someone appearing before our courts is guilty or innocent, the result is a lottery.
The purpose of our courts is not to seek the truth, but to conceal the truth. The prosecution cannot admit into evidence previous crimes committed by the defendant,and the jury often assumes that it is a first offence. These people are often acquitted. All sorts of things are not admissable. Without knowing all the facts how can a judge and jury dispense justice? Why are the names of the defendants so often concealed for no obvious reason?
You may have been affected personally by the law's inadaquacies or know of cases. (and I don't mean traffic tickets)