I want to know. Who would Bernie and Hillary instruct their Attorney General, their Department of Justice to investigate, prosecute and jail? Eric Holder was originally a Clinton appointee and he shall go down in history as one of the worst AGs in US history-- starting with his too big to jail approach to Wall Street.
I'm not saying that Bernie and Hillary should name names, though that would be nice. But how would they change the criteria for investigation and prosecution? Would they change the too big to jail approach?
Would they go after the Wall Street executives who headed the companies that have paid billions in fines?
Would they go after police departments and police with repeat histories of killing unarmed blacks?
Would they go after towns, mayors, city council members and judges that set up arrest programs to pay bills?
How about Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning and General Petraeus? Three released information for peace and principles, one did it for a piece of ass.
Those are pretty obvious ones.
How about war criminals? Would they go after George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, the people who have engaged in torture? How about Obama and his designation of people to be killed with drones?
How about instituting some new laws? Make it a crime to become a lobbyist after holding federal office-- like member of the house of representatives-- or after two years or more working as an employee for a member of congress or house or senate committee. These people should not be allowed to be lobbyists.
How about pardons? I'm no expert here but is there a limit? Could a president pardon a few hundred thousand people who plead guilty-- because they couldn't afford an attorney-- to possession of Marijuana. Could it be done retroactively for people already out of jail? Many of those people live in states where they can't vote for the rest of their lives. Could they be pardoned and then allowed to vote? And even if that's not possible, could they be pardoned so the US can reduce the number of prisoners in our jails by hundreds of thousands?
Who else should be prosecuted? Who else should be investigated? Who else should be pardoned? This is a conversation that should be a part of the election process
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)