“If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people – including me – would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.”
— Hunter Thompson
For those of you who haven’t learned about how the criminal justice system works from the inside out — here’s a little enlightenment.
It’s all about money.
Silver was originally convicted and sentenced to more than 12 years for lining his pockets, then he appealed, was convicted again, appealed again and finally was incarcerated with a 61/2 year sentence. He avoided prison for nearly six years.
Last week, former Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota and his “Counterterrorism Chief” and his political bag man Christopher McPartland, both received 5 year sentences in Judge Azrack’s federal courtroom in Central Islip. They were convicted for conspiracy, obstruction of justice and witness tampering. They left out retaliation against journalists. I could’ve helped with that.
Today the appeals were filed. Likely, neither men will ever see the inside of a prison cell.