Goldman Sachs will pay $5B for fraudulent sales of toxic debt, no one will go to jail


No one at Goldman Sachs will go to jail despite the company's world-destroying, multi-billion-dollar frauds that culminated in its unloading billions' worth of worthless mortgage-backed securities on its customers just before the crash. Read the rest

Captured: a book of prison inmate drawings of CEOs and other too-big-to-jail criminals


Jeff Greenspan and Andrew Tider are two artists who spent more than a year working with prisoners to identify CEOs who presided over terrible crimes without any personal penalties, and paired convicts with CEOs, commissioning portraits of the rich people whose impunity protected them from the inmates' fate. Read the rest

Fellowships for "Robin Hood" hackers to help poor people get access to the law


New York City's Robin Hood Labs at Blue Ridge Laboratories have opening for paid fellowships to develop apps and technologies to give low-income people legal assistance in civil proceedings, like evictions, debt collection, and immigration procedures. Read the rest

Elizabeth Warren's new 1%: the percentage of fraudulent profits companies pay in fines


In Rigged Justice: 2016 How Weak Enforcement Lets Corporate Offenders Off Easy, a 12-page booklet, Senator Elizabeth Warren documents corporations that were caught undertaking grossly fraudulent, highly profitable actions, and were made to pay a trivial fraction of those profits in fines -- fines become a part of the cost of doing business, not a deterrent to criminal behavior. Read the rest

Small town sheriff buys tank: "the United States of America has become a war zone"

In rural Indiana, police agencies with smaller budgets are buying military surplus equipment, including tanks. By and large, these counties have no formal policy about when or how they can be used against Americans.