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Tag Archives: Theft

Dividing the spoil$ (In the new Congress)

This essay is pretty good with a couple of important exceptions.

Even though Moyers and Winship take the Dems to task for being a part of the crony capitalist game in Washington DC they still clearly see the Dems as preferable to the GOP which they refer to as the Guardians of Privilege. Though there is some truth to this jab the Dems are absolutely a party of privilege also, perhaps even worse than the GOP. That said, both parties are terrible.

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Bill Black: Why and how Holder let all the big bank CEOs off the hook (Video)

“Responsibility remains so diffuse, and top executives so insulated that any misconduct could again be considered more a symptom of the institution’s culture than a result of the willful actions of any single individual.” -Eric Holder on why he “could not” prosecute anyone in the top echelons of the big banks. What a guy.

Bill Black is no ideologue. He is someone who is committed as far as I can tell to legitimate justice in massive system of financial fraud we know today as “banking.” No doubt he and I would disagree about the size and power of government generally and probably about the fundamental nature of money itself. However, he helped prosecute the case against bankers during the S&L crisis and he is extremely knowledgeable, not to say was also effective.

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Police Use Department Wish List When Deciding Which Assets to Seize

How incredible is it that the police all across the country often seize cars, money, boats, from people who haven’t even been convicted of crimes. Heck, often people aren’t under reasonable suspicion and lose their stuff. Got a wad of cash? Must be a drug dealer. And that car? Well, we’d like that too. It’s as if all across this country the Sheriff of Nottingham is pulling people over and jacking their stuff. From sea to shining sea this is going on and cops are going to weekend seminars to learn how to do it.

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