white collar crime

The Fergie Shake (-down)

Jen Sorensen presents TURD:

The shooting was justified because we had video of him conspiring to defraud investors.  A real thug.A pre-emptive alert for the satire-challenged: this strip is obviously not endorsing violence against bankers. It IS saying that many in the financial world are real thugs who are never treated the way police often treat black citizens in Ferguson and many other places. The devastation caused by white-collar criminals—the loss of so many people’s homes and life savings, leading to broken families, poor health, depression, and suicide, has caused suffering on an immense scale. Yet bankers have to try very, very hard to get themselves arrested, and even then they usually aren’t successful.

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The Unfortunately Requisite Disclaimer.

Image note: Detail of cartoon by Jen Sorensen, 25 August 2014.