For Great Justice?

Criminal prosecution is a fickle thing.  It’s really hard to pin some one down with actual criminal violations.  Just to clarify, by someone, I mean someone who ‘s job would be considered white-collar.  It’s so much easier to pin down a crime when it’s done by a blue-collar worker, someone working paycheck to paycheck.

So, in this editorial by the NYT, they explore how BP might be prosecuted for the spill in the gulf.

Ultimately, the public would like to see oil company executives brought up on felony charges, leading to jail time that might inspire more careful drilling in the future. But only those directly involved in misconduct can be charged with crimes, and it is likely that executives of BP, Transocean and Halliburton played no such personal role in the disaster.

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