Who Goes to Jail?

Award-winning journalist Matt Taibbi is out with an explosive new book that asks why the vast majority of white-collar criminals have avoided prison since the financial crisis began, while an unequal justice system imprisons the poor and people of color on a mass scale. In “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap,” Taibbi explores how the Depression-level income gap between the wealthy and the poor is mirrored by a “justice” gap in who is targeted for prosecution and imprisonment. “It is much more grotesque to consider the non-enforcement of white-collar criminals when you do consider how incredibly aggressive law enforcement is with regard to everybody else,” Taibbi says.

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  1. mike sheck April 22, 2014 1:48 am 

    The criminal justice system is another way to keep the spokes connected to the hub. Remember the model is a wheel; we the spokes individually connected to the government hub in support of the wheel of the empire.

    Examine any government system and it ALWAYS reinforces this concept of divided spokes serving the hub in support of the empire. Divide us from each other, connect us to the hub…now chant with me…

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