Sunday, June 2, 2013

Bill Moyers: Justice For All Is A Lie

Bill Moyers calls justice for all a lie, stating, "Of the $100 billion spent annually on criminal justice in this country, only two to three percent goes to defend the poor. Of 97 countries, we rank 68th in access to and affordability of civil legal service." Moyers contrasts these figures with the $2.2 trillion for a war in Iraq based on fraud, the State Department's $3 billion over five years to protect the “gargantuan” new embassy in Baghdad and the billions raked in by corporations that pay no taxes. Despite all these excesses, “We can’t afford to defend the poor.” Listen:

(h/t: Best of the Left Podcast)

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