Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Perp walk for Cheney and Gonazles?


I agree with Steve. It's unlikely. Steve adds the prosecutor is a bit of a nutcase besides, but the charges of the indictment make good reading.
Cheney is charged with engaging in an organized criminal activity related to the vice president's investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds financial interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers. Cheney is accused of a conflict of interest and "at least misdemeanor assaults" on detainees because of his link to the prison companies. [...]

The indictment accuses Gonzales of using his position while in office to stop an investigation in 2006 into abuses at one of the privately run prisons.
As my pal GTL notes, this is a prime case to apply RICO, but I wouldn't advise holding your breath waiting for that to happen. It would be nice though, if the matter generated some discussion on the abysmal prison conditions in America. The abuses here under privitization rival Gitmo and Abu Ghraib in the breadth of their horror.

[Graphic: Vanity Fair.]

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Anonymous Kvatch said...

Hell (f-A-ke. P.) -

When asked to comment on the Cheney indictment, the Prince of Darkness responded, "Cheney always was a rotten minion, but I suppose if he's convicted I might get at his soul that much quicker, and that can't be a bad thing."

1:14:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Soul? Cheney? What?

1:50:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL you guys....

2:24:00 PM  

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