Monday, 23. July 2012

Global banks are the financial services wing of the drug cartels

As HSBC executives apologise to the US Senate for laundering drugs money, the fact is that nothing changes

"Steal a little," wrote Bob Dylan, "they throw you in jail; steal a lot and they make you a king." These days, he might recraft the line to read: deal a little dope, they throw you in jail; launder the narco billions, they'll make you apologise to the US Senate.

Two months ago in Washington DC, a poor black man called Edward Dorsey Sr was convicted of peddling 5.5 grams of crack cocaine. Because he was charged before a recent relative amelioration in sentencing, he was given a mandatory 10 years in jail.

guardian.co.uk independent.co.uk old shit

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