What I Learned from a Parking Ticket

By David Kraemer

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, 2001

Inspired by having to a pay a parking ticket simply because an officer claimed that his car was parked in a bus zone when it clearly was not, the author analyzes the many injustices of our justice system. He argues that common individuals (juries, law-enforcement officials) who may bring their own personal biases and prejudices into the courtroom hold a disproportionate amount of power in the justice system. He suggests that Judaism has a better justice system (though does not elaborate on this point).

Topic: Justice, Law, Public Policy

Name of Publication: CLAL Community and Society Archive

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Kraemer, David. What I Learned from a Parking Ticket. CLAL Community and Society Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 2001: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2517


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