Monday, July 11, 2011

Systems Failure

Patrick Appel at the Daily Dish ponders how little protections are afforded at-risk populations.

Looking at the story as is, this seems like a case of many patholgies that are crushing our society these days under weight of our own making.

The race and economic status of the guy thrown in jail. The bank incompetently refusing to honor its own check, and its inability to verify that check's accuracy in house. The inability of a criminal justice system to work swiftly while the parking police can sweep down and impound a car in a matter of hours. The litigation for the damage this has done to one man's life is dragging along. For want of a nail...


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