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  •  Good point about steady paychecks (7+ / 0-)

    I've seen that increase in the past decade--smart and sensitive young people working for nasty institutions. But the thing about this issue in particular is that prosecutors usually believe or, through cognitive dissonance, make themselves believe they are on the side of the angels. And the entertainment media does nothing but glorify cops, prosecutors, government agents, soldiers and so on--the reality is very, very different. But the truth is, even without the propaganda, the American people enthusiastically support jailing the poor for trivial offenses and letting the rich get away with almost any crime--even if they don't say so. The bizarre fact is that despite a lot of grumbling there has been almost no interest in the population as a whole to go after the international finance oligarchs for their obvious and stunning crimes.

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