Corzine is getting a pass, would you?
Commentary: Corzine, Kardashian and Martin are a test for justice
By David Weidner
March 27, 2012
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) â€” Hereâ€™s a thought. Do you think you would be walking free today if you told the police you lost $1.6 billion in other peopleâ€™s money?
Of course not. But thatâ€™s justice in America today.
The man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida walks free and the TV talking heads say his â€śhoodieâ€ť was as much to blame as his shooter.
Jon Corzine, who allegedly authorized what amounts to theft of customer funds, hoofs it too.
But the so-called â€śflour bomberâ€ť who â€śassaultedâ€ť Kim Kardashian was promptly detained by police.
Apparently depriving people of their savings and killing people arenâ€™t any match for making dirty laundry.
The lesson? If only Corzine had worn a hoodie, eaten some Skittles and dumped some Gold Medal All-Purpose on Warren Buffett, maybe we wouldnâ€™t be wondering why nearly five months after the bankruptcy of MF Global Holdings Ltd. /quotes/zigman/7192996 MFGLQ -5.26% not a single person has been charged in the looting of $1.6 billion in customer funds.