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Friday, May 26, 2006


From the Houston ChronicalMay 26, 2006

As for prison — where California Attorney General Bill Lockyer once said he'd like to see Lay share a cell "with a tattooed dude who says, 'Hi, my name is Spike, honey' " — Houston defense lawyer Kent Schaffer says the federal system tends to be safer than state lockups.
"The Bureau of Prisons is going to want to make sure Ken Lay is not assaulted in prison," Schaffer said. "If somebody of that stature is assaulted in any way, that's going to be really bad PR for the United States government."
My question is this: What “Status” does one have to be in order for such an assault to be “acceptable” in U.S. Federal Prisons?

Republicans decry “class warfare” when progressives call for political consequences of their public policies. In fact, “class” is very much alive in America. When Republicans go to prison for their crimes, I want to see a truly “classless” society. Ken Lay and his ilk deserve no better.

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