“Criminal Acts must be firmly and swiftly met by the adequate means; and punished, in correspondence with their gravity onto the security, health and peaceful co-existence among members of the society and the level of jeopardy they impose on the sovereignty of the State; in appliance with the agreed and established sources of legislation as set by the Constitution”.
This is what Jurisprudence is all about.. Ever since the Ancient Civilisations. Even the first documented sources for Civil and Penal Codes, as the Hammurabi Code, were carefully and meticulously designed to control and protect the Society.. Whereby all members of the Society, collectively, would stand equal before the LAW.
Today, each society living on our planet has established, to a certain extent, these principles and ensured, more or less, their compliance with its own understanding of Justice!
But, some questions are still unanswered:
a) Are all Crimes indictable?
b) Are they really punishable by Law?
c) Are all criminals liable to prosecution?
The answer to these interrogatives, in my opinion and according to practical observation, is NO!! If you’re surprised, let me give you some hints and examples that I assume we all know, and that many of us have had some sort of contact with one or more of:
Ø Those who imported for years radioactive wheat from the country(ies) contaminated by the Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor’s disaster..
Ø Those who allowed the cultivation of Genetically Modified corn and cereals seeds..
Ø Those who monopolised the stocking and distribution of harmful fertilisers and pesticides..
Ø Those who turned the other side while toxic industrial waste have been (and still is) freely disposed in rivers and irrigation canals..
Ø Those who allowed the construction of Petro-Chemical plants and Oil Refineries close to urban areas or over fertile cultivable lands..
Ø Those who knew, by profession, that Powder Milk is not only inadequate to child’s healthy growing and instead obliged the mothers to use it as the best alternative to Natural Breast Feeding..
Ø Those who build housing and business structures against the established measures for safety norms or abusive of documentation, and contrary to the approved specifications..
Ø Those who reduce their business expenses by cutting on maintenance, wages and training thus crediting their profits..
Ø Those who abuse of the Nation’s Resources..
Ø Those who manipulated the legislative procedures to provide laws, decrees and regulations suitable only for the prosperity of certain private interests; in complete consciousness of harming the majority and its collective good..
And many more examples that one can still detect in many domains, and would consume large encyclopedic volumes to compute; as in: school, media, health-care, administration, finance, politics, employment, industry, trade, tourism, transport..etc.
They all are causing damage on the individual and the society; because of “the gravity of their activities onto the security, health and co-existence among members of the society”; also because of the inestimable “level of jeopardy they impose on the Sovereignty of the State”.
So, aren’t we talking here about Crimes and Criminals? Criminals who committed, with persistence and utmost certainty of their impunity, Crimes causing lethal diseases with elevated death rate and engaging burdening high curing costs (Cancer, Hepatitis, Kidney Dialysis, Child Rickety, Embryonic Malformation…etc.); and they are still unidentifiable, non-indictable, non-punishable by law, and non-liable to prosecution!!
And how about those who accepted to be bribed, in any way*, for decades to let similar Crimes prevail and those Criminals free?Pass On The Word.