The statisticians of indifference and catastrophe usually pass over the deep resentment of the great world majority at the systems of law and courts found around the world. With singular exceptions, the ordinary person in a poor land finds himself the victim of a stratified system, which gives legal process to the powerful and rich, and summary justice to the rest of the people. In a so-called rich land, the ordinary person falls victim to an incredibly tangled maze that can be called neo-injustice just as it proceeds out of neo-poverty.
A wild and profuse growth and an impenetrable thicket of discrimination and rituals frustrate the victim in his search for justice. Crimes unlabelled as crimes flourish while harmless activities are called criminal; indictments, processes, and penalties are conferred or denied without relevance or consistency, effecting finally a chaos from which emerges not a law that matches man with morals, but a jungle code of tooth and claw.
This chaos reflects upon the police in so-called modernized societies, so that they too become confused and corrupted.
But law cannot be let to collapse while the world is in transformation. New codes need promulgation. Rapid arbitration must supersede the drawn-out games of ritualized legal process. The courts are to be relieved of their function as legislatures. The horde of demoralized and self-destructive characters bred in paleo-poverty and neo-poverty need the reclamatory organization of the healing professions and pare-professions. greatly expanded at the expense of penitentiaries.