[lbo-talk] Strauss Kahn

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Tue Aug 23 06:44:55 PDT 2011

On Aug 23, 2011, at 8:13 AM, Wojtek S wrote:

> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/nyregion/strauss-kahn-case-should-be-dropped-prosecutors-say.html
> This is in a well established tradition of the US justice system. If
> you are rich, you will get away with almost anything, except perhaps
> screwing other rich (cf. Bernie Madoff.) If you are poor, you will be
> prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

In this case, for the "rich," (as with Polanski ) being falsely accused as part of an extortion (though, perhaps, in this case, political) plot you immediately get perp-walked, pilloried on the front pages of the gutter press, thrown into solitary in a stinking cell, forced to pay for your own subsequent "house imprisonment" including the "security firm" you're ordered to hire to guard the public from you, given no apology at all when the accusation collapses, and slandered by all the holier-than-thou Leftist, Feminist, Anti-racist hysterical blowhards.

As to the "poor" (she with $60.000 in undisclosed bank accounts from mysterious sources) getting "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law" we have here innumerable documented instances of lies "under oath and on penalty of perjury" and of "fraud": we have here facts known by the DAs for months now with absolutely no arrest, absolutely no prosecution. Will there now, or ever, be a prosecution? or will this "poor" be let off with a quiet trip back to Guinea?

Wojtek, at least, knowing as he does everything about the US justice system, should inform the rest of us.

Shane Mage

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