Is it a few bad apples or…….
“Hey Grandma, What’s a
Clinard and Yeager Study of Corporate Crime
42% charged in multiple cases……..
Project On Government Oversight - Misconduct
“KBR, the Army\'s largest contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan, is linked to "the vast majority" of suspected combat-zone fraud cases that have been referred to investigators, as well as a majority of the $13 billion in "questioned" or "unsupported" costs, the Pentagon\'s top auditor said yesterday.”
“Defense industry CEOs walked off with 44 times more pay than military generals with 20 years experience, and 308 times more than Army privates.”
toxic dumps are not randomly distributed but are located in communities with high percentages of minorities / poor
(equals over 50% of the landfill capacity)
60% of the landfills were in zip code areas comprised of predominantly African Americans, though they only make up about 20% of the South’s population.
“Cadillac of Waste Dumps”
Warren County, NC - 32,000 cubic yards of
polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
both locations predominantly poor minorities
* both communities protested but could not fight big business even though the companies had been repeatedly sued for millions of dollars by EPA and state agencies in the past
* NIMBY - unless you live in a poor, powerless, minority community
“Illegal disposal of toxic waste is 2nd in profits only to trafficking in illegal drugs in the U.S.”