GM executives should have gone to jail for manslaughter at least

GM pays 35 million as a penalty for not recalling cars with faulty ignitions that killed at least 11 people over the decade they did not recall. Not one of the CEOs who presided over GM over that period was charged with any crime yet they had to have consciously given the ok to hide the defect. So 11 people died. Those deaths resulted from the premeditated decision making of the CEOs and other executives at GM. Premeditation is usually criterion for first degree murder.  Is that not at least manslaughter? Nope the corporation which is now an individual thanks to recent Supreme Court decisions pays 35 million. So the sub-prime mortgage debacle and the recession that resulted from it and all the lives ruined because of market greed resulted in no criminal charges, or virtually none, for the captains of industry that caused it. No bankers went to jail. No GM execs go to jail.  Democracy? Rule of law? Justice for all? What a fucking joke. I am not laughing and neither are the dead and those living in poverty because these elites get away with it. 

Advertisements

About flexosaurus

I am an anthropologist and Associate Professor who loves to play guitar and comment on social injustice in whatever form it may take
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s