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I am not happy referring you to this article – I prefer looking behind the scenes, instead of looking at the scenes – but this one stinks so much it cannot be ignored.
Any country so corrupt cannot last long. The only thing keeping it afloat is the worse situation in its competition – the EU and China.
Hold your nose, and read on.
In Scranton, Pennsylvania, two judges pleaded guilty to operating a kickback scheme involving juvenile offenders. The judges, Mark Ciavarella Jr. and Michael Conahan, took more than $2.6 million in kickbacks from a private prison company to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers. Since 2003, Ciaverella had sentenced an estimated 5,000 juveniles. Conahan was accused of setting up the contracts. Many of the youngsters shipped off to the detention centers were first-time offenders.
America is not going to the dogs – it is going to the pigs: and some of them wear judicial robes.