When the courts don’t do what they are supposed to with criminals, the evil acts will continue because of the lack of suitable punishment (Ecclesiastes 8:11).
Why should a thug quit robbing and killing when he knows that he won’t get much jail time or be put to death for his murders? So rather than fear the law, criminals will become bold by the lack spine from the courts. It shouldn’t be that way! The justice system is ordained by God and placed on earth to protect the law-abiding and punish the evil doers (Romans 13:1-5; 1 Peter 2:13-14).
Man needs to get back to having things the way God has taught. The law must start being the law and quit being soft with criminals. If men want crime to cease, the law must show wicked men that there is a penalty for violations (Galatians 6:7).
So if one doesn’t want to feel the wrath of the law, don’t do the crime (Proverbs 26:3).
You can know that it is bad when a murderer can slaughter people, then argue in court that he shouldn’t be executed in a certain way or even at all because of the pain he will suffer (Proverbs 26:27, 13:15, 11:6; Genesis 9:5-6; Acts 25:11).