It's that "white privilege" I tell you

Former Rep. Corrine Brown Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

https://hotair.com/archives/2017/12/04/former-rep-corrine-brown-sentence...

The judge said:

“This was a crime born out of entitlement and greed committed to ensure a lifestyle that was beyond their means,” Corrigan said. “Just think of the good that could have been done with that money if it would have been used for its intended purpose.”

Goes to show, corruption is not racial, it's just corruption.

BTW no where in the article did they mention she was/is a Democrat.

Meanwhile Rep Jefferson is released early. You recall, the guy from NO with $90K in his basement freezer.

http://www.nola.com/national_politics/2017/10/william_jefferson_ordered_...

A federal judge in Virginia has thrown out the most substantial charges against former congressman William Jefferson of New Orleans and ordered "his immediate release" from prison while his new sentence is determined. He is five years into a 13-year term for corruption, but seven of the 10 charges against him have been thrown out on appeal.

Guess what? That story didn't mention he was a Democrat either.

Hhmmm

Obi Wan says "These are not the $90K you are looking for".

And Corrine saying that she was convicted because Federal Agents were too lazy investigating the Pulse Massacre.. . No really.

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riverlover's picture

and free at last for him. I never tried the cash in the freezer; hard enough to keep ice cubes.

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earthling1's picture

how much cash can one keep in their freezer without running afoul of the law?
Anyone know?

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EdMass's picture

@earthling1

are you referring to a refrigerator or a freezer chest.

Big difference don't y'a know.

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detroitmechworks's picture

@EdMass if you have either of them, you're not really poor, so clearly you're already breaking the law you welfare cheat!

Of course, there's always an excuse for the pigs to seize your cash. Which is why you have to get really good at hiding it. Which proves you're a criminal of course, because you hid it.

Welcome to Catch 22 Squared. Or Catch 484.

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You can't expect to wield Supreme Military power, just cause some corporate tosser lobbed a contract at you!

riverlover's picture

@earthling1 It might convert to a front-loader for $100 bills. Saves time spent credit-unioning.

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The Aspie Corner's picture

This was a crime born out of entitlement and greed committed to ensure a lifestyle that was beyond their means,” Corrigan said. “Just think of the good that could have been done with that money if it would have been used for its intended purpose.

It sure would be nice if businesses and charities weren't anything more than slush funds for execs and shareholders. But here in crapitalist 'Murica, any talk of re-tying productivity to wages or doing anything else to give workers a leg up is Communism or Marxism. And we all know the far-right and their centrist coward enablers hate that.

As for Corrine Brown using Pulse to deflect from her own crimes, she can kiss both sides of my ass. ISIS will take credit for anything that'll give them press even when it has nothing to do with them.

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Alligator Ed's picture

Smiling Bob Menedez is awaiting indictment. Would you be surprised if he was a Diabolical Rodent?

Bob "I'm still here" Menedez has vowed to continue his career of public filching.

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enhydra lutris's picture

When corruption is the norm, business as usual, and the accepted way of life, how can it be corruption? That's like trying to read white text on a white background.

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Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal's picture

@enhydra lutris This is the point.

I've been chewing this over since I read this.

Yes, Corrine clearly did wrong. Yes, she should probably go to jail for it.

But in 2012, in America, it's hardly surprising that she thought she could get away with it. Since when do we prosecute elites for fraud? We just let most of the bankers and brokers on Wall St walk, showering them with money as they went--and we let George W. Bush commit fraud all the way into the Oval Office, twice.

Why should Corrine Brown think that there's a system of laws or morals in this society she should obey?

In fact, racism might play some role in it, I suppose, since I can only think of two white people--Bernie Madoff and Martha Stewart--who ever got arrested for the same thing. And Madoff made the dumb mistake of ripping off other 1%-ers. They don't like that. It's like cheating at cards in a gentleman's club.

But I notice a larger pattern, which is that the PTB seem intent on throwing us some decapitated heads of various members of the elite, as if pre-emptively trying to forestall an incipient populist bloodlust.

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snoopydawg's picture

we create it. And then arm them. Silly woman, you should know that. Let's see if anyone has the orchids to investigate the Clinton fraudantion. I mean how many millions do they need to buy AIDS drugs for Africa? This is the only thing I've heard that it does.

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a longtime oligarch eugenics plan is already well underway

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