Too-Big-to-Jail Policy Corrupts the Rule of Law for Everyone
Here Bill Moyers interviews Matt Taibbi on the way that the Obama administration’s Too-Big-to-Jail policy has corrupted the rule of law in our entire society.
Taibbi believes that the most insidious consequence of this policy is the creation of a two-tiered society consisting of non-arrestables (the banksters) and arrestables (the rest of us).
MATT TAIBBI: Well … the rule of law isn’t really the rule of law if it doesn’t apply equally to everybody. I mean, if you’re going to put somebody in jail for having a joint in his pocket, you can’t let higher ranking HSBC officials off for laundering $800 million for the worst drug dealers in the entire world. People who are suspected, not only of dealing drugs, but of thousands of murders. I mean, this is an incredible dichotomy. And eventually, you know, it eats away at the very fabric of society when some people go to jail and some people don’t go to jail.
The transcript for the following interview with Matt Taibbi is here.