Category: The Rich and Famous

The rich are making out like bandits in this pandemic (we’re talking US, but same goes for “us”) – Michael West

Tens of millions of Americans are cashless, many desperate to feed their children. Meanwhile the richest Americans merrily float on a rapidly rising tide of money thanks mainly to Trump & Co.

via The rich are making out like bandits in this pandemic (we’re talking US, but same goes for “us”) – Michael West

“The Price of a Second Chance”: NY Times Exposé on How the Rich Pay to Expunge Criminal Records | Democracy Now!

The New York Times has just published investigation into a program called pretrial diversion that’s meant to give criminal offenders a break, but often puts them in debt. Prosecutors across the country often offer deals to offenders to drop cases and expunge records in exchange for sometimes onerous fees. But the Times found that “in many places, only people with money could afford a second chance. Though diversion was introduced as a money-saving reform, some jurisdictions quickly turned it into a source of revenue.” We speak to Times reporter Shaila Dewan.

Source: “The Price of a Second Chance”: NY Times Exposé on How the Rich Pay to Expunge Criminal Records | Democracy Now!