posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 11:16 PM
Judging by the story and how these mobsters got picked up by the Feds it seems there is no honor among thieves? Thumbing through majority of the
people picked up, much of them are senior citizens. I understand some of these men are ruthless cold-blooded killers, and they deserve their day in
court with imprisonment if convicted. However, the reliance on testimony from sociopaths as snitches to make cases against others by law enforcement
and the legal establishment is a trend that seems to grow with each mob take down, and is quite alarming. As some have pointed out, many of these
snitches are murderers, extortionists, and have partaken in other criminal enterprises as well.
Here is the scenario, some hoodlum is picked up and gets the screws turned on them by threats of decades behind bars if they don't cooperate. So, a
deal is brokered with the criminal spilling their guts about others for a reduced sentence or walks altogether. Now, there is something seriously
flawed with that picture? So one scumbag walks and is given a pass to potentially bring down a bigger scumbag who may have committed similar crimes?
One fine example of what I mean and how bad this reliance on informants and turncoats would have been Sammy "The Bull," Gravano. This guy was a mass
murderer, and was given a clean slate to testify against former Gambino boss, John Gotti. At present, Gravano is back in prison for selling narcotics,
and after being in witness protection for years. Think about all the money that was spent on his relocation, plastic surgery, and other perks of
becoming a government informant. My guess, is that it was quite a hefty sum. What a waste! They have got to stop negotiating with these scumbags, and
go back to real police work. If they have no hard evidence of a crime, then one can't convict.
If one gets into a life of crime, he or she has to be willing to face long stays in prison or death. The Justice Department have let serious offenders
walk away from any real responsibility for crimes as a result of their cooperation in snitching on their associates. It is a travesty of justice, and
is a disturbing trend. People are being put away on the very whim of a sociopath's testimony in court? Ridiculous! Much of time there is probably
scant substantive evidence linking any of the accused to their crimes. I am not trying to condone these parasites and their lifestyles, but I believe
in honor across the board. If your good your good, and a crook is a crook. The line should never be crossed. Corruption comes in all shapes and
edit on 22-1-2011 by Jakes51 because: Added more text for clarity.