DN! has an important show up today on who is going to jail…and who isn’t. Matt Taibbi has written a book about the have-nots being jailed many more times over than the haves…and why.
He speaks about a judicial system that is more than happy to jail the poor…but the wealthy criminals are treated as “good people” who have a little trouble that can be worked out.
Again, the antitrust issue comes up as the too-big-to-fails are allowed to get away with their crimes because of all the innocent people they would take down with them.
I can’t recall exactly what happened, but I do remember that in the 80s, Bayer Corporation was caught in an intentional crime— it was the start of allowing corporations to get away with crimes and not really face penalties including being put out of business…
Okay, if you ignore the stupid methods of using voodoo dolls in this study, it does make sense.
I could have saved them the $$ spent on the study…my oldest child was getting into trouble –which usually meant picking on his sisters. I began to notice a pattern that it almost always happened before dinner. Aha! Low blood sugar! So then I would give him something to eat to keep his blood sugar level–cut down on the arguments.
So, yeah…all they had to do was ask a Mom…
In what seems like a positive–having wifi in public spaces–perhaps is not so great…?
What if you’re going to the beach to get the hell away from “civilization” and find yet another intrusion of technology in a natural space…??
What if, like me, you’re heavy metal poisoned and react negatively to Electro-Magnetic Fields (EMF) to the point of zapping your strength (think kryptonite), zapping the adrenals, and making you nauseous to the point of wanting to throw up? What if you’re prone to seizures?
I’m sitting here typing this, and the radio keeps giving me feedback….and I’m wondering why the hell is it doing that? Is there a surge of EMF? If so, where is it coming from??
If you’re concerned about this, there are measures you can take to protect yourself from EMF’s.
That has to have been the mindset behind allowing these two to wear ankle bracelets after they had already cut them off once before. All the victims appear to be prostitutes…and that is why the rapists can get away with it for so long, a la green river killer.
“I picked prostitutes as my victims because I hate most prostitutes and I did not want to pay them for sex,” Ridgway said in his confessional statement. “I also picked prostitutes as victims because they were easy to pick up without being noticed. I knew they would not be reported missing right away and might never be reported missing. I picked prostitutes because I thought I could kill as many of them as I wanted without getting caught.”
At least one-third of Ridgway’s female victims were girls and women of color, and the vast majority were under the age of 22. Ridgway, an extreme incarnation of a brutal misogynist, considered killing female prostitutes a “career.” He felt proud of what he did, and thought he was damn good at it.
It is outrageous that the police still treat these women as sub-human…probably even think they deserve what they get.
As the report explores…would Ridgway (Cano/Gordon/others) been able to get away with this if their victims were of a different class? Would Ridgway and the rest have raped these women if they saw them as human beings–probably sexually abused as children..?
But it’s not just prostitutes that get raped and beaten…we’ve got a problem in this culture with still seeing women as second class. We have a culture that embraces rape and violence against women….and the vulnerable….as I said before, we are all vulnerable at some point in our lives…
When do we stop it? When do we stop applauding the promotion of misogyny and rape?