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"I - quite seriously - believe that established psychopaths in positions of power are far more dangerous than shooting spree crazies."

(Sorry, don't know how to do the quote thing yet, and about to go to bed)

I totally have to agree. As a prosecutor, it made me CRAZY that someone who robbed a convenience store with a gun could end up in prison for life (one or two victims, most likely, in person) whereas a person who cheats THOUSANDS, MILLIONS, out of their pensions, retirements, whatever, goes to a federal country club prison for a few years.

I know this doesn't directly address the quotation, but it's in the same vein.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Tue Jul 26th, 2011 at 03:59:14 PM EST
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Quotes are [blockquote]Quoted text here[/blockquote], with the sharp brackets replaced by "<" and ">".

Oh, and the inverse relationship between the seriousness of the crime and the seriousness of the punishment goes even further: Add a few zeros to Madoff's scam and he would have been a pillar of society who needed a bailout.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Jul 26th, 2011 at 06:05:26 PM EST
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