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The OBAMA LEGACY….TOTAL FAILURE TO PROSECUTE CRIMES…(and what will be the consequences?)

Now suppose a corporation engages in illegal activity while operating a coal mine. And that illegal activity leads to the death of 29 of its workers.

Here’s another sure bet ‑ that corporation will not be convicted of a crime. And it will not be punished.

The reality is that we live in a two-tier criminal justice system in America, with one level for corporations and one for living, breathing humans.

It’s a system that undermines deterrence and allows corporate criminals to inflict their damage ‑ pollution, corruption, fraud, worker and consumer injury and death ‑ unchecked.

The coal mine corporation is a real one, Massey Energy. In April 2010, a huge explosion at Massey’s Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia killed 29 workers.

In December 2011, the U.S. Labor Department issued a 972-page report concluding that “unlawful policies and practices” were the “root cause of this tragedy.” The company had a long history of skirting the law and in the Upper Big Branch case kept two sets of books ‑ one for internal use, which identified workplace hazards at the mine, and one to show law enforcement, which didn’t.


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