"what is wrong with our legal system and more importantly how do we fix it?"
If you are convicted by a jury of ANY crime, the punishment is death.
This solves several problems:
It gets the criminals off our streets and out of the overcrowded prisons and we (the taxpayers) don't have to pay to feed and clothe these low-lifes.
It also ensures that the criminals won't be around to repeat their crimes/s.
The only downside to this, of course, is that it will put a few thousand prison warders out of work.