If you have ever been arrested on drug charges and have had to endure incarceration for it, this story will certainly thrill you.
The British giant banking firm, HSBC, was slapped on the wrist this week by the United States Department of Justice and while they violated several laws (the Bank Secrecy Act and the Trading With The Enemy Act) no criminal charges will be filed. Instead Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the longtime buddy of none other than former President William Jefferson Clinton has chosen to settle with the banks for $1.9 billion dollars, despite the fact that HSBC makes more than that in less than a week of banking. While admitting they have laundered billions for both Colombian and Mexican drug cartels and others, the USDOJ will prosecute possession of drugs (don't get caught with a pot seed!) to the fullest extent of the law, while allowing the real pushers to get away with crimes.
This is evidence that there is no real war on drugs, only a war on individuals who choose to exercise their own choice to use drugs. While in many cases, the choice is a poor one, you cannot deny the fact that prosecution is selective.
The fine of $1.9 billion dollars may seem like a lot, but when you consider the hundreds of billions this one dirty bank makes annually, it is merely a few pennies from a cookie jar in comparison. Believe what you will, but this is another outrage from a DOJ that wants to take your Second Amendment rights while sending arms to drug lords and terrorists.
Where is the outrage from the American People? Where is the media coverage of the blatant disregard for the rule of law? Where is the rebellion?
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