One point: the killing of Florence Cioffi in 2008 led to a singularly overt display of Wall Street control.
This was a DUI event, caused by driving 60 m.p.h. up Water Street -- vehicular manslaughter with aggravation by leaving the scene without rendering assistance. Yet the driver was a Wall Street CEO.
This George Anderson was able to arrange reduction of charges to misdemeanors. He served two weeks and paid a $350 fine for the killing. How much money changed hands, no one knows. There was no Federal investigation to what was obvious corruption. No pursuit of even a denial of civil rights action related to taking her life.
We knew Flo. She was funny, light hearted, always cheery. Tell us that FINANCIAL CAPITALISM is not today a criminal class and does not have an open season for its crimes.
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Sept. 30, 2011