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Originally posted by Skewed
reply to post by AeonStorm
That is why cases are usually settled out of court. I believe that whenever a person is involved in anything that warrants a morality check, is to not settle out of court, especially if it is a certain win for the victim. This is also how we as citizens can start working together and making things happen, if our votes do not matter any more then use our power as jurors.
Take these cases to court and let the jury decide the outcome, and quit being persuaded by insurance companies and lawyers that settling or pleading guilty is the best option. If juries start overriding laws in the court room, they will eventually become unenforceable. Imagine what it would be like if people busted with small quantities of marijuana started letting their cases go to court and being heard by a jury instead of pleading guilty to a gram, then the jury acquitting the person.
We have tools within our grasp, we just need to use them correctly, just like The Constitution says.
If we cannot reach the people at the top that are untouchable, then we start removing their supporting infrastructure right out from under them, then we will catch them when they start falling.
edit on 11-5-2011 by Skewed because: (no reason given)
They weren't murderers or anything; they had merely stolen more money than most people can rationally conceive of, from their own customers, in a few blinks of an eye. But then they went one step further. They came to Washington, took an oath before Congress, and lied about it.
Thanks to an extraordinary investigative effort by a Senate subcommittee that unilaterally decided to take up the burden the criminal justice system has repeatedly refused to shoulder, we now know exactly what Goldman Sachs executives like Lloyd Blankfein and Daniel Sparks lied about. We know exactly how they and other top Goldman executives, including David Viniar and Thomas Montag, defrauded their clients. America has been waiting for a case to bring against Wall Street. Here it is, and the evidence has been gift-wrapped and left at the doorstep of federal prosecutors, evidence that doesn't leave much doubt: Goldman Sachs should stand trial.
Originally posted by backinblack
reply to post by Vitchilo
In anyones language this is quite simply a BRIBE...
The banks in question should be charged for merely suggesting it..
I know if I did the same thing I'd be in jail before lunch time...