Glenn Greenwald on Our Justice System

Monday, December 26, 2011

Glenn Greenwald argues that, over the past four decades, the principle of equality before the law has been replaced with a two-tiered system of justice—the country's political and financial class is virtually immune from prosecution, while the politically powerless are imprisoned with greater ease and in greater numbers than in any other country in the world. With Liberty and Justice for Some reveals the mechanisms that have come to shield the elite from accountability. He shows how the media, both political parties, and the courts have abetted a process that has produced torture, war crimes, domestic spying, and financial fraud.


Glenn Greenwald

Comments [4]

Look at Abramoff's Recent talk at Harvard from Regarding Legal Corruption in Govt

Abramoff recently gave a talk at Harvard law school about
near ubiquitous Legal corruption in congress. It was
recently broadcast on C-Span. This closely relates to
the current topic of 2 legal systems.

It seems money rewards connection and corruption not competence.

Dec. 26 2011 08:23 PM
clive betters

there are DA's looking to get a 20 year sentence, for a drunken fool that let his girl of about 7 year of age drive a car. yet, we rountinely hear of violent people,get out within no time,just as long they were not involved in the most miniscule drug offense,then, it's throw the damn book at them. even if the the 20 year sentence, is not realistic but a scare ploy,and i'm not sure that it isn't true, that that draconian sentence is real;what kind of prison state have we become? yet,nothing with wall st crime. it is all perverse mockery.

Dec. 26 2011 01:25 PM
Amy from Manhattan

The gov't. didn't even need to get warrants "first" when they did post-9/11 warrantless wiretapping. Under the USA PATRIOT Act, they had up to 72 hours *after* they started wiretapping a target to get a warrant from the FISA court retroactively.

Dec. 26 2011 12:24 PM

Glenn Greenwald deserves and needs to be more widely read.

Dec. 26 2011 10:48 AM

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