Occupy Wall St vs REAL Criminals “If Only They Enforced Bank Regulations Like They Do [Zuccotti] Park Rules, We Wouldn’t Be In This Mess”

The following tweet captures the fact that the laws are only being enforced in favor of the 1% … and against the 99%:

If only they enforced bank regulations like they do [Zuccotti] park rules, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

Likewise:

According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech and corporations are now people. But when real people without money assemble to express their dissatisfaction with the political consequences of this, they’re treated as public nuisances and evicted.

As Salon notes:

If you’re an ordinary citizen, and you get caught on video dousing people with noxious gas like Bologna did, you get summarily locked up. But when you’re an NYPD commanding officer…like Bologna was at the time of his attack, you get essentially a free pass.

No wonder one of the central demands of Occupy Wall Street is to enforce the laws for the 99%.

Category: Think Tank

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8 Responses to ““If Only They Enforced Bank Regulations Like They Do [Zuccotti] Park Rules, We Wouldn’t Be In This Mess””

  1. Greg0658 says:

    COL (chuckling out loud) but with abit of :-|
    It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown – Football scene
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsSXMT0NrB4

  2. Jojo says:

    It is too bad that citizens can’t institute a lawsuit when the government chooses to turn a blind-eye to wrong doing.

  3. ilsm says:

    There are two societies in this realm.

    Different set of laws for the owners of the police state.

    jojo, there is RICO, the rules do not apply when the corrupt organization is the 1%.

  4. Fred C Dobbs says:

    A third Jail should be depicted: a jail holding all of the thieves who borrowed money and gave a fraudulent promise to repay, and failed, making the rest of us pay their debt. As foolish and stupid as the bankers were (lending to liars), the moral responsibility for this mess rests on the shoulders of the liars, who care not if they screw their neighbor. America has turned into a dog-eat-dog society with virtually everyone a victim and using this theme to have the politicians steal someone else’s money and give it to them for nothing. The American experiment is coming to an end, a bad one.

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    BR: Ethics, Morals, criminality, contracts — you are conflating these different things.

    You seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding as to what a loan is — it is a contract, and your breach of that contract (default) gives the other party certain rights and remedies.

    This is not a criminal action, unless there was fraudulent intent. Some former Countrywide employees have argued that purposefully not reviewing income and credit = Origination Fraud on the lender’s part.

  5. Through the Looking Glass says:

    We really need the police to get on board with the idea that where its them against us they are on the us part of that equation and by being a tool for them they are just shooting themselves in the foot.

    Hey, law enforcement! we need you on our side not the criminal’s side .

  6. Transor Z says:

    Contrast with NYPD
    http://www.nyc.gov/html/ccrb/pdf/pepperreport.pdf

    NYPD Procedure 212-95 governs the use of pepper spray. Pepper spray may be used to assist in subduing a subject who is resisting arrest; however, see the black-box Note on page 20 of the .pdf link above:

    “Note: do not use pepper spray on subjects who passively resist (e.g., going limp, offering no active physical resistance) . . . Avoid discharging pepper spray indiscriminately over a large area for disorder control.”

  7. victor says:

    The pepper spraying video @ UC Davis (here) made my blood boil.

    Repulsive and disgusting; that nonchalant cop spraying the passive, submissive kids all over their heads and faces as if he was spraying weeds or cockroaches! Damned it! And THIS is America now? The cop was put on leave? How about the chief of police apologizing and resigning in disgrace as any Japanese counterpart would no doubt do?

    @Fred C Dobbs: not to pile on but BR is correct. We no longer have debtor’s prisons with the exception of when you owe $ to a Gov. entity for something as trivial as a traffic violation and then you escalate the case by not paying and not responding to the warrant(s) and eventually ending up in the slammer; you had become a felon based on the underlying traffic ticket a la Jean Valjean in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.

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