Monday, February 21, 2011

Where Are the Criminal Charges? Part II

From the Rolling Stone's article Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?

Over drinks at a bar on a dreary, snowy night in Washington this past month, a former Senate investigator laughed as he polished off his beer.

"Everything's fucked up, and nobody goes to jail," he said. "That's your whole story right there. Hell, you don't even have to write the rest of it. Just write that."

I put down my notebook. "Just that?"

"That's right," he said, signaling to the waitress for the check. "Everything's fucked up, and nobody goes to jail. You can end the piece right there."

Being the Rolling Stone there are a lot more swears, and Mr. Former Senate Investigator is right; the rest of the article is six pages of example after example of how "everything's fucked up and nobody goes to jail." But take a few minutes and read the entire thing. The list of people exempt from the rule of law is getting rather long.

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