Two-tiered justice system, or a case of the rich raising the tide?

Two competing views could apply to Kobe Bryant's prosecution.

One: we have a two-tiered justice system. One tier serves the moneyed elite and delivers verdicts favorable to them, and the other handles the rest of us and dispenses justice to us in a way favorable to the State.

Other: the justice system we operate today commonly abuses defendants' rights and gets away with it. Only "celebrities" and the rich wield the resources---finances, name recognition, talented counsel---to fight back against them. If it weren't for them, fewer people would be aware of the abuses and they would be more widespread.

Of course neither view excludes the other.

What's your take? Put it in the comments.

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