Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Campaign Donations Can Smooth Out a Lot of Legal Problems

It happens. Make a large enough campaign contribution and it's amazing what sort of troubles disappear.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. tends to give rich and powerful people a break from prosecution — particularly if they or people close to them have donated to his election campaign.

That’s the takeaway from multiple press scoops in October, revealing that Vance turned down chances to prosecute Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein for sexual assault, and Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. for fraud and larceny. In each case, reports suggest Vance and his assistant district attorneys had compelling evidence, including a recording of Weinstein admitting to the assault in question.

Vance, and his representatives, insists that his reasons for abandoning the cases are valid and have nothing at all to do with lawyers for Weinstein and the Trumps giving him significant campaign contributions.
But sell a vial of crack to an undercover cop and you'll do a boatload of time. Because, well, you know why.

3 comments:

Doug T. said...

Race? No, it is never about race.

Nangleator said...

Remember, as our chief justice wrote, "Blatant, damnably criminal corruption doesn't have the appearance of rich people going to jail." Or something along those lines. Perhaps it was, "Woo hoo! Fuck America! Cha-ching!"

Comrade Misfit said...

Doug, not race. Money. Crack dealers aren't dropping five-figure political contributions.