Forum Post: "I want to know why these criminals are still walking the streets" as a OWS rallying cry, plus links to scandals
Posted 11 months ago on Dec. 18, 2012, 7:31 p.m. EST by toobighasfailed
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I just watched Michael Moore's poignant video about Columbine in this thread (http://goo.gl/477Bb) wherein he talks about a pharmaceutical company that deceived people using its own drug. Moore says, "I want to know why these crimincals are still walking the streets."
For me, that statement gets at the heart of OWS. We want to know why corporate criminals aren't accountable for their crimes, and we want it to stop.
My OWS-related project has been to document crimes on Wall Street, in order to hopefully see real reform. I created this list of scandals from the 5 biggest megabanks (http://goo.gl/TwdLg) and started this thread here to document the HSBC scandal (http://goo.gl/vspiz).
But I need more. What scandals on Wall Street irritate you the most? What crimes make you say, "I want to know why these criminals are still walking the streets"?
I'm trying to compile more lists to spark outrage and reform. To this end I was glad to see today that someone in this forum had created a petition to demand HSBC be prosecuted (http://goo.gl/ykyHF). That petition is awesome. Outrage spread wide enough can achieve good ends.
EDIT: I guess the shortened links don't let you click directly on them. Here are clickable versions: http://occupywallst.org/forum/michael-moore-reveals-the-truth-about-columbine-sc/