America’s Justice System Is in Shambles
The rule of law in the US is in a state of rapid disintegration. In many cities, the police don’t even bother to arrest certain criminals because leftist district attorneys will quickly let them go. Many people don’t serve jail time because they simply refuse to return to court to receive their sentence.
A California man was recently arrested 10 times in 31 days. They had him pose for 10 different mugshots. Since he only aged for less than a month, they should have film by just using the first one.
Keith Chastain’s first arrest was on Feb. 19, and his tenth was on March 21. He was booked by Clovis police six times and other agencies four times.
Chastain, 38, faces 18 felonies and 15 misdemeanors. Charges include six stolen vehicles, vandalism, DUI, possession of a controlled substance, fraud, and more, according to authorities.
One reason why we should put people in jail is so they cannot commit crimes against innocent people. I would be furious if I learned that someone who had stolen and wrecked my car had been released from jail nine times. After the third time he got arrested, they should have kept him in jail to save the bother of booking him again.
Even federal prisons have a revolving door for criminals. When disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti suffered two back-to-back convictions for fraud and extortion, I thought he would spend the rest of his life in prison. A few months after going to prison, he was let out because of Covid-19. He was living it up at a friend’s house.
In Dec., Avenatti was convicted a third time for embezzling millions of dollars from four of his clients and given another 15 years, which adds up to 25 years. The way the system works, he could be free in eight years. If Avenatti is a good boy, a judge will likely cut 10 years off his sentence. A parole board could let him go at any point.
The indictment of Donald Trump over hush money payments he made to Stormy Daniels, by Manhattan District Attorney (DA) Alvin Bragg, is a massive miscarriage of justice. The payment, at best, was a misdemeanor, and it was out of Bragg’s authority. With the backing of public opinion, a DA could indict a ham sandwich.
While Bragg is busy going after Trump, the City of New York is being overrun by criminals. It was support from George Soros-type organizations that allowed him to become DA. He has decreased criminal cases by 40% and has sided with the criminals over their victims.
A newsstand operator was being attacked by a deranged man. He stabbed the attacker and killed him. Bragg sent the guy straight to Rikers Island. Parking lot attendant Moussa Diarra saw a man looking into various cars to see what he could steal. Diarra told him to leave, and the thief pulled out a gun and shot the attendant in the face and chest. Diarra managed to grab the gun and shoot this dirtbag. The poor attendant woke up in the hospital handcuffed to his bed, and the crook was out on the street doing the exact same thing at a new location. Bragg dropped the charges in both cases after massive public protests.
America has tried to solve its crime problem by locking people up. At 3% of the population, we have more people in prison than any other nation. It is extremely expensive to house convicts. The shortage of beds creates a natural drive to come up with any excuse to let a convict go. Here in Arkansas, we have a 5,000-bed shortage. The new governor is planning on spending $500 million on new prisons.
Our former governor Michael Huckabee granted clemency to Maurice Clemmons. His criminal history includes at least five felony convictions in Arkansas and another eight felony charges in Washington state. He was released from police custody after posting bail for a pending charge of second-degree rape of a child. At one point, Clemmons was ordered to serve consecutive sentences totaling 108 years. Clemmons had applied for clemency after serving 10 years of his sentence.
It was only a week after his release that Clemmons killed four police officers. He just walked up to them in a coffee shop and shot them in the head. Two days later, Benjamin Kelly, a lone Seattle police officer, confronted Clemmons on a Seattle residential street, and when Clemmons attempted to pull a gun, Kelly shot him dead. The last I checked, death did not have a parole or clemency option, so Clemmons’ luck may have finally run out.
We cannot fix our justice system without addressing the moral problem in America. In the 1950’s we would have a mass shooting event once a decade. Today, they occur every few days. The most wonderful thing about the rapture is meeting Jesus. Leaving this corrupt world behind has to be the second-best thing about the blessed hope.
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).
Today’s Daniel Dilemma
Increasingly during these strange times, we watch foreshadows of past prophecy spread across our nation. I say “strange times,” because things are taking place that are antithetical to all we have embraced as a constitutionally secured republic founded on Judeo-Christian principles.
By “shadows of past prophecy,” I’m referring to there being nothing new under the sun, as written by the writer of Ecclesiastes.
The clouds of wickedness that plagued generations of antiquity as reported by God’s prophets now are a metastasizing sin-stain shadow of evil spreading across America.
Particularly, I believe we can look at Daniel’s time in Babylon and make application to some extent to what’s happening in a specific area of this nation. Daniel‘s case regarding his being thrown into the lion’s den is a point of connection I hope to make to today’s situation in regard to those who hold to Christ-centered truth.
The old prophet–by this time, Daniel was well along in age—was under the rulership of the Medes and Persians. Babylon had been defeated. Daniel was still held in high regard as a great prophet by Darius and his court–for the most part. He was, however, jealously hated by a certain cabal within the king’s advisory council.
We remember that they tricked the king into making a decree that, within a designated time frame, anyone found worshipping any God other than the deity who was personified in the king would be put to death. The king signed the decree, and under Persian law his decree couldn’t be changed, even by the king himself.
We know how it ended. Daniel was thrown into the den with ravenous lions. Not only did the Lord protect him by shutting the mouths of the hungry beasts, but the king, who obviously had great affection for Daniel, had the conspirators against God’s prophet and all their families thrown to the lions–whose appetites were apparently then satisfied.
Point is, Daniel was in the middle of a dilemma—an environment—that was more or less legislated by the powers of evil of that day. The prophet stood strong–rather, knelt faithfully—and continued to worship like he had every day of his time since he had been brought to Babylon as a captive at around age fourteen.
What is the connection, Daniel’s dilemma, to today in America? The comparison congealed in my thinking upon reading what is happening in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The city, once humorously spotlighted in the Mary Tyler Moore show, has observably descended from being that more or less happy site of Americana. We have seen the twin cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul–particularly Minneapolis—come increasingly under that dark shadow of spreading wickedness. Here are a couple of excerpts of news that report just how the metastasizing evil has invaded and wrapped the prophetic tentacles of the soon-to-come Antichrist regime around this American region.
The Minnesota chapter of Hamas-linked CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) is demanding that mosques in Minneapolis can broadcast the Islamic call to prayer five times a day versus the already allotted three times a day.
Referred to as the Adhan, the Islamic call to prayer is intended to show “power and control over a country.” The Adhan declares the supremacy of Allah of Islam and is considered a “warlike declaration.”…
The terror-tired group wants residents to not only hear the eardrum-shattering disturbance in the late mornings and afternoon but also in the early morning and evenings. For this to happen, the Islamic supremacists are demanding that the city’s noise ordinance rules be changed just for them…
Like many other Islamic groups and leaders, CAIR hopes that Minneapolis, which boasts a large Somalian migrant community, can set an example for Muslims across the country, locally and nationwide, on how to Islamize their communities, cities, and states.
CAIR has always been clear about its intentions to make the United States Islamic. CAIR Founder/Chairman Emeritus Omar Ahmad stated, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith but to become dominant…The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.” (“Minneapolis Moves Closer to Becoming First U.S. City to Blast Islamic Call to Prayer Five Times a Day, Starting at Dawn,” RAIR Foundation, Rapture Ready News, April 3, 2023)
Minneapolis Public Schools are hosting a “gender resource fair” featuring a drag queen story hour event and a doctor who will speak on the importance of “supporting young transgender children.”
Loring Elementary, which teaches kids from preschool to the 5th grade, will be hosting the event on April 13. They are urging parents to bring their “gender creative young ones” to the event where they can be indoctrinated into a satanic lifestyle that includes chemical castration and the mutilation of their sexual organs…
Minnesota is on its way to becoming a sanctuary state for “gender-affirming care,” meaning children can be taken to the state to be drugged and mutilated without regulations, with a transgender state representative pushing these policies:
“Transgender Minnesota state representative Leigh Finke struggled to define the term “gender-affirming health care” while defending legislation that would allow kids to receive “gender-affirming health care” without any restrictions in their state…
Finke has introduced legislation that would make Minnesota a sanctuary state for “gender-affirming health care” for children across the country, meaning that kids could be brought across state lines to be chemically castrated with puberty blockers and then have their genitals mutilated… (“Minneapolis Public Schools Will Host ‘Gender Resource Fair’ to Promote Drugging and Mutilating Children,” Big League Politics, Rapture Ready News, April 3, 2023)
This American city is becoming increasingly hostile to Christians and Bible truth. Yet at the black heart of the satanic assault centered in and around Minneapolis, there remains Rock-solid (the Rock being Jesus Christ) ministries that are examples of Daniel look-alikes. As a matter-of-fact, the world’s leading Christian radio ministry holds forth Gospel truth with nine hundred affiliate stations at its core from the Minneapolis area.
Jan Markell and Olive Tree Ministries serve as proof that God’s hand, like in Daniel’s day, is as powerful and in complete control as in the day the great prophet served unyieldingly as God’s man in wicked Babylon.
Daniel, by serving God no matter the conditions surrounding him, turned his satanically-engendered dilemma into a prophetic ministry of destiny. Like that prophet of yesteryear, there are ministries today in the midst of growing, end-times evil that are turning such dilemmas as that suffered by Daniel into dynamos of service to our Lord.
As believers we can each do the same in our own individual areas of service. As a matter of fact, we are commissioned by Heaven’s authority to do so.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. (Ephesians 6:13–18)
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