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Forum Post: What Impunity Means

Posted 4 months ago on Dec. 7, 2013, 11:02 a.m. EST by shooz (26677)
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It means committing fraud and getting off with a minor fine.

"The two-tiered justice system in the United States is made crystal clear in its special treatment of financial sector crimes. If a man should commit the victimless crime of growing a few pot plants, he is given a long prison term and all his assets are seized. If a wealthy CEO bank executive swindles Americans out of their homes, jobs and savings, he gets to keep his ill-gotten gains – minus a small fine – with no admission of guilt and no jail time. This must change. Impunity is defined as an “exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.” Internationally, impunity is credited with the continuation of evils from governmental massacre of civilians, such as that in Syria, to international banking fraud, such as the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) scandal which we see unfolding in the United Kingdom."

See more at: http://www.occupy.com/article/what-impunity-means#sthash.p69Mkd5j.dpuf

And please, don't miss the petition@ moveon

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/end-the-banking-culture

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[-] 1 points by shooz (26677) 4 months ago

Bump

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21783) 4 months ago

I'm reading it.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26677) 4 months ago

It can also mean "prison as camping experience".

On Madoff, from Murdock's own WSJ.

Just letting the other libe(R)tarian thieves know, they won't be serving their time with the riff raff.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303722104579242703723473552

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21783) 4 months ago

Like old mobsters. How quaint.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26677) 4 months ago

Better health care and no need to show remorse, nor repentance.

At least not to the WSJ.

Just pass the blame and brag it on up.