The “Pledge of Allegiance” states that there is justice for all. Since one of the main principals of justice is equity, I disagree with the premise and would never recite this part of it. It is affected too much by race, influence, wealth and judicial whims.
Justice for all requires more conformity in sentencing throughout the country. My case in point is the sentencing in two recent rape cases. Cory Batey, an African American at Vanderbilt. was given a 15-to-25-year prison sentence for rape by Judge Monte Wilkins. Brock Turner, a white Stanford student, was given a six months’ jail sentence for the same crime by Judge Aaron Persky.
This is just one example of a broken system. Again, any equitable and just system has to have conformity of sentencing.
Bob Hills, Fresno