Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The "Nat West Three"

“There is no prima facie case against these three men. They represent no threat to society yet they will still be banged up in a US prison with rapists and drug addicts, deprived of their liberty for up to two years, even while a case is compiled against them. If targeted in Britain for the same offence they would remain on bail and keep their liberty up to and during the trial.”

One reaction to some British investment bankers accused of conspiring with Enron being extradited to the United States for trial.

Well, there are prisons and then there are prisons. If they are denied bail, the odds are greater that they will be with other investment bankers than with rapists and drug addicts.

Not that there's anything wrong with being an investment banker.

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