Tony Jones doesn't think so. He writes,
I am no expert in criminal legal matters. But I know what it's like to be involved in our court system. I know the frustration of being caught in a web of legal technicalities and a byzantine bureaucracy. I know what it's like to be completely reliant upon high-priced attorneys to wade through that thicket.
Ours is not a justice system. It's a court system. If we can discipline ourselves to acknowledge that, it will benefit our mental health.
That's not to say that we shouldn't keep fighting for justice. We should. Indeed, we need to, for Trayvon and for children who don't get to see their fathers and for others who are caught in the system that is a court system and not a justice system. But we need to be realistic about the ability of our court system to deliver justice, and we need to look for other avenues of justice in our society.