Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Banks and cops - who's in more danger

I jest of course - it's the cops in more danger.  Meanwhile, on the bankster front, Ambac has a bone to pick with Bear Stearns/JPMorgan.  Included in the lawsuit is this statement:
JP Morgan personnel understood that the loans underlying the transactions were in fact – to use one JP Morgan employee’s unequivocal if impolite words – a “sack of shit.”
Back to the cops.  In the 24 hours from Sunday (1/23/11) afternoon to Monday (1/24/11) eleven officers were shot.  Sunday afternoon saw attacks against officers in Indiana (1), Oregon (1), and a Detroit police station (4).  Monday had attacks in Washington (2), Florida (3 - 2 fatal).  From the Examiner:
"It's not a fluke," said Richard Roberts, spokesman for the International Union of Police Associations. "There's a perception among officers in the field that there’s a war on cops going on."
I'd be hard-pressed to disagree with that statement.  The break-ins conducted by cops on the wrong houses; wounding or killing innocent people by cops; failure to investigate, arrest, indict, and convict the rampant lawlessness in the financial community (start but don't end with FRAUD).  And that's without touching on the TSA (no pun intended).

Yeah, the American people aren't really wild about the law enforcement community.

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