Friday, June 30, 2006

American Justice

Katrina looters get 15 years in prison. Three people convicted of hauling away liquor, wine and beer from a grocery store after Hurricane Katrina were sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison.

-Loot a few billion from S&Ls or a corporation or a nation and you're a savvy modern white business man. Steal a couple of hundred dollars in liquor and your stranded poor Black ass gets 15 …


abi said...

From the Toronto Star:

"According to Corporate Library in Washington, the chief executives of the 11 largest companies in the United States earned a combined $865 million over the past two years at the same time as their shareholders lost $640 million."

Sounds like legal looting to me.

amj said...

You mean like this example of "justice" in today's news?

The co-founder of a Web site that investigators claimed was one of the largest online centers for trafficking in stolen identity information and credit cards was sentenced Thursday to 2 years and 8 months in prison.
Posted Jun 30, 2006 10:30 AM PST

Two years for four million dollars in losses? And what about the billions of dollars Americans have to spend purchasing security systems to deal with these bozos? Whatever happened to making the punishment fit the crime?
Because think about it. The four million figure is just an estimate. Imagine that this clown has hidden a couple million overseas. He spends two years in "Club Fed", and then retires. Such a deal!

The comments in italics are from Mike Rivero of

The article is in Business Week. I wasn't able to copy any of it. It's locked or treated as an image? Btw, the link, which Business Week provided at the bottom of the article, to the Dept. of Justice where the info originated (I believe) was broken when I tried to access it. Only info I could locate at DOJ was the original indictment.

In any case, this more than validates your argument Kate. And there's a million other revolting examples arent' there.

And justice for whom?!?!

Well it is obvious that if you're going to break the law, whether your crimes are violent or non-violent, you'd better be either an organized criminal (syndicate or Government variety) or a "professional" (Enron, WorldCom, Tycos variety, like these guys, as well as mercenaries). The courts simply don't have any respect for "amateurs". Grrrrrrrr

Kate-A said...

Disgusting isn't it.

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