legal system, we do not have a Justice system it is a legal system
>The overwhelming majority of people that go through the justice system are guilty.
Guilty of victim less violation of legal Statutes that are not crimes at all. A Crime requires a complaining victim.
In order to seek justice there must be a person seeking said justice thus the need for a victim for there to be a crime. For example Growing the wrong plant does not produce a victim thus should not be considered a "crime"
> Whether you think having drugs should or should not be a crime is an entirely separate issue.
No, far from it. It is the issue, the reason the courts need to be "streamlined" is because they have been over burdened by these non-crimes, as such they needed a process to shortcut due process and extort people into signing their legal rights away so they can persecute more people for more non-crimes
Very true. If we had to actually have a trial it would interfere with the profitability of the criminalization cycle.
> shortcut due process and extort people into signing their legal rights away
Yeah, the prosecutors aren't in it to increase society's safety, or even to enforce laws, they're in it for their conviction stats. They'll do anything to game those numbers higher and it's easier to win convictions for strict liability crimes (possession, etc) so they focus on that.