The courts were designed to offer blind justice and when we see the rich or the political class get special treatment it reminds me of just why those groups got free haircuts from Madam Guillotine back during the Frog Revolution.
An Indianapolis City Councilman, Jeff Miller (R), was charged with child molestation. Somehow, he got a sweetheart deal to plead guilty to child battery. He got four years of probation. No registering on the sex offender list. The prosecutor and judge that agreed to this should be tarred and feathered.
The prisons and jails are filled with child molestors who would have leapt at this deal. they are normal trash and criminals.
Somehow, the guy who beat the scum to death that followed his teen daughter into the bathroom probably will end up with harsher sentence than Miller got.
Personally, because they enjoy public trust, I think politicos and cops should receive harsher sentencing. We don't need hate crime legislation. We need "punish the politicians and cops who can't follow the law" legislation.