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JFK was assassinated today in 1963. I just tuned into a CNN special and saw Lee Harvey Oswald get arrested, and then shot. They cut to interviews of passersby. "That wasn't right. He deserved a fair trial," said the first one. The second one echoed the same sentiments.

Amazing how many people forget or intentionally disregard that bedrock principle of our criminal justice system. The latest victim: Bill Cosby. I won't dignify the accusations against him by repeating them. I will report that he got a standing ovation in Florida last night.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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    Everybody remembers where they were (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by fishcamp on Sat Nov 22, 2014 at 07:34:34 PM EST
    when first hearing about it.  I was at Portland stoneware buying a coffee cup I still have.  The entire world was shocked in one sad day.

    FED Admits Banksters too Big to Jail Policy (none / 0) (#1)
    by Mr Natural on Sat Nov 22, 2014 at 06:57:57 PM EST
    WASHINGTON -- The federal government until recently shielded big banks from criminal prosecution out of concern that convictions may damage the financial system, a top Federal Reserve official said Friday, explicitly acknowledging a policy long denied by the Obama administration.

    The admission came during a tense exchange between William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) at a Senate Banking Committee hearing meant to explore the cozy relations between federal regulators and the banks they supervise.



    House Repubs... (none / 0) (#2)
    by desertswine on Sat Nov 22, 2014 at 07:30:35 PM EST